Khyam Allami is known primarily as an oud player, but the multi-instrumentalist, composer, label founder, researcher and audio engineer also performs as a drummer with Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, and is a member of the band Alif, which he co-founded. He studied oud and Arabic music in London, followed by private classes. During this period he gained a Masters in Ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London where he continued teaching for a couple of years after his graduation. Following the release of his debut oud solo album, the critically acclaimed Resonance/Dissonance (2011) he began incessantly traveling, living, performing and creating projects across the Arab world and Europe. Currently Khyam Allami is based in Beirut, continuing his performance and composition career whilst running Nawa Recordings and working as a resident engineer alongside Jawad Chaaban at One Hertz Studios.