Why we support the boycott of the Israeli 'oud festival'

Gazelleband are proud to sign this statement, which has been published into a half-dozen languages and signed by Palestinian and international musicians. This boycott call represents a committed fight against the colonisation of the oud by a regime aiming to…

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Gazelleband CD available now!

A limited edition, one-off EP release of improvised, arranged and composed music, recorded in summer 2021 in Manchester. After gigging in Britain and Europe, encouraged by enthusiastic audiences who wanted to hear more, Rihla I ("Journey #1") becomes the first…

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In photos: Gazelleband live in Madrid

On 30 October Gazelleband were joined by friends and comrades for a huge concert at the Auditorio Pilar Bardem in Rivas, southern Madrid, with a capacity crowd of thousands of pro-Palestine, leftist and music-loving attendees. As the grand finale of…

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Why we're going to Madrid

30 October marks the first Gazelleband concert in Spain, with a performance as part of the Palestinian Masar Badil (Alternative Path) conference for a revolutionary alternative. The Gazelleband contribution will include music from the radical folk traditions of historic Palestine…

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Gazelleband at P21 Gallery, London

Hitting London for the first time as a duo, Gazelleband performed in the stunning acoustics of the P21 Gallery during an evening of film and music. Dozens packed in to hear a conversation between oud and buzuq, with improvised music…

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Patreon page launched!

So that we can expand our work and cover the costs of recording and travelling to perform, we have launched a new crowdfunding page on Patreon. Following the link to learn why: https://www.patreon.com/gazelleband


Gazelleband comes to London

On Saturday 9 October at 6pm Gazelleband will be performing at a unique Palestinian film and music event at P21 Gallery, alongside London premieres of the short films Kofia: a revolution through music (Louis Brehony, 2020) and The Urgent

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Upcoming Gazelleband gigs

Continuing a productive period since the opening of performance spaces, Gazelleband have upcoming gigs in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and other towns in Britain. Watch this space for more details and check out our Tour Dates section for tickets!

Gazelleband at Celebrate Halton festival

An energetic gathering of community members came together to see Gazelleband perform at Widness Market as part of the #CelebrateHalton festival. The set list included a whistle-stop musical tour, including pieces from Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Greece and Ireland! 

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#MappingMigrantVoices - interview and music

Interview with Reem as part of the Mapping Migrant Voices project

After the most recent war in Gaza, Reem involved herself in community work, using her creative skills. 2007-2017 she worked with children and women, leading therapy and psychodrama, theatrical

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Interview and music on Sabah al-Kuffieh TV (Arabic)

Oud player and Gazelleband founder Reem Anbar was a special guest on the Palestinian TV show Sabah al-Kuffieh (صباح الكوفية) on 26 August, talking about her experiences in music in Gaza. Full interview here in Arabic, with music at 19:20.

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Recording and filming at Hope Mill Studio

We were back in the studio over the August Bank Holiday, recording six tracks and continuing filming with the crew for the upcoming documentary. Music and film footage on the way!