Jason Carter – Presenter / Musician
British-born international guitarist/composer Jason Carter has toured the globe with his inimitable fusion of world music and classical styles. He has visited over 90 countries as diverse as the Gulf States, North Korea, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Mozambique, receiving awards for his efforts in building international cultural insight through music. His extensive discography – labels including Sony, EMI and ASV – and collaborations with a cornucopia of prominent musicians from across Asia, America and Europe mark him out as a prolific artist of exceptional originality. His concerts are at once deeply fascinating, intimate and profoundly moving occasions in which he not only shares his creative musical gift but also a gentle and genuine humanity. Jason is a writer and contributor for the support of the Iraqi Symphony Orchestra in Baghdad, and has appeared as a soloist with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra and the Prague Philharmonic,Orchestra, sponsored by UNESCO. Jason has lived in and visited the UAE for the past 21 years and has performed with the remaining Pearl Divers in Kuwait and Bahrain.
‘Jason Carter builds extraordinary bridges between cultures. He brings the best of western musical art to the east but does so in ways which are aesthetically and culturally sensitive. We are proud to have Jason with us.’ Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, former British Ambassador, Afghanistan
‘The shared joy of music, bridges other barriers formed by differences of language, culture and politics. Jason helps to build much needed relationships across borders, that the technological forces driving globalization could never achieve.’ Neville McBain, former British Council Director, Iran