Khyam Allami

Khyam Allami

 London, England, GBR

Khyam Allami is a rising master of the 'Ud (Oud) and much more. Joining forces with Andrea Piccioni, the pair's musical virtuosity and profound chemistry is astounding, whether they are improvising or rendering Khyam's compositions.


It’s not often that you stumble on a musician at the start of his career who’s biography is as intriguing as Khyam Allami’s. Since taking up the ‘ud (or Oud, Middle Eastern Lute) in 2004 he has already generated a “palpable buzz” about him and “left a trail of unforgettable live performances in his wake” according to the UK’s fRoots Magazine who recently put him on their cover.

Whether at small independent venues, Birmingham’s alternative/experimental Supersonic festival, WOMAD or the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall, Khyam is yet to falter in making his audience revel in the lucid beauty of his music.

Teaming up with master percussionist Andrea Piccioni, the pair present an array of Middle Eastern compositions and improvisations, fueled by their profound musical chemistry. Seamlessly shifting between evocative melodies and powerful rhythmic outbursts, they have captivated thousands-strong audiences with a seldom heard form of musical expression.

Khyam's original debut solo 'ud album Resonance/Dissonance will be released on his own label (Nawa Recordings) in June 2011. It is an ambitious effort, being a CD/DVD featuring a studio recording on the CD and a live performance of the entire album on the DVD.


Khyam Allami
Format: CD/DVD, LP, Digital
Release date: 6 June 2011
NAWA001 - Nawa Recordings

Khyam Allami & Andrea Piccioni
Sound of Disquiet EP
Format: Digital
Release date: 16 August 2010
NAWA000 - Nawa Recordings