Author Archives: Mark Wood

Artist Profiles: Mina Salama

Mina Salama (Egypt) Immersed in Coptic, Arabic and European music, and with a blossoming international career as a soloist playing oud (Arabic lute) & ney (Arabic flute) with the Alexandria Opera House Orchestra, Mina improbably found himself seeking asylum in the UK in 2012, and eventually settled in Doncaster. He is now emerging as a […]

Artist Profiles: Haymanot Tesfa

Haymanot is originally from Ethiopia, where she studied Fine Art at Addis Ababa University. For the last twelve years, she has been living and performing in the UK and she is currently based in London. Incorporating Christian Orthodox hymns and traditional Ethiopian scales, Haymanot’s performances combine virtuoso vocal control and experimentation, tradition and originality. Her […]