Iranian-born musician Marouf Majidi brings the sounds of the Middle East to the Covered Market

Hear music from the Middle East performed by acclaimed Iranian-born Helsinki-based composer and musician Marouf Majidi.

Having lived in Turkey, Africa, the Netherlands and now Finland, Marouf's work combines musical and cultural influences from all over the world. Joining him is Oxford-based duo Delnavaz (Del Aram and Chris Hills), bringing a fusion of traditional Persian tunes and Hindustani rhythms.

The performance and the workshop taking place on the same day form part of Dash Arts' project Dido's Bar, exploring migration, identity and Europe, which culminates in a music theatre production that will tour to Oxford in Autumn 2022. 

Marouf Majidi's performance at the Covered Market is scheduled to coincide with and celebrate Little Amal passing through Oxford - Good Chance Theatre's 3.5 metre-tall puppet of a refugee girl, representing all displaced children as she walks 8,000km from Turkey to the UK. 

FREE (due to limited capacity booking is essential)


After listening to our audience's views on how they feel about attending indoor events, we have decided to offer "distanced seating" for this concert, ie an empty seat between each audience group, and we will be asking ticket holders to take an LFT (Lateral Flow Test) on the day and only attend if the test is negative. In the possibility of a positive test, the ticket price will be refunded.

We will also be strongly encouraging everyone to wear masks.

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Marouf Majidi playing a concert
Delnavaz live in concert
In collaboration with Dash Arts and supported by the Oxford City Council. Co-promoted with Upcycled Sounds - award-winning recording studio, record label and live music promoter based in Oxford.