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 talented and in-demand musician on the UK world music scene and can be heard performing & recording with MIRO Manchester International Roots Orchestra, Rafiki Jazz and with Ethiopian singer Haymanot Tesfa. Mina is also a member of Oxford Maqam, an Arabic music ensemble.
See Mina below accompanying Haymanot Tesfa in the music video for their version of ‘Ambassel’: