Global Spring: Ali Haitham Concert

Ali Haitham explores Eastern and Western instruments and rhythms

Ali Haitham is an Iraqi musician, producer, composer, and oud teacher now based in Finland. Living in Finland and collaborating with international musicians has enabled Ali to create a unique hybrid space in which to explore the merging of Eastern and Western instruments, rhythms, maqams, melodies, tuning systems, and approaches to harmony. This concert is reflective of Ali’s journey on this pathway so far. 


  • Ali Haitham, oud
  • Lotta-Maria Heiskanen, violin
  • Ricardo Padilla, percussion
  • Repkat Parhat, guitar
  • Smaranda Liftime, cello

Global Spring 16.-20.5.

Global Spring is an annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Department. The Global Music Department embraces pluralistic, fluid approaches to sound, culture and identity, creating new hybrid musical spaces through intercultural dialogue and collaboration. Expect a feast of dynamic, innovative and inspiring concerts, featuring performers from around the world celebrating the diversity of our planet.

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Additional Information:  Eeva Hohti


16.5.2022 at 18:00 – 19:00


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission.

Further information

We want to create a safe event experience even during the corona. Please read the safety instructions here before arriving at the event.

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