On the last Sunday of every month, the Talentenhuis (House of Talents) opens its doors for a neighbourhood musical get-together. Local talent from different musical backgrounds meets for a jam session, to play together and develop new sounds. Experiment, innovation and surprise are the guiding lights. The Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest gives each session a specific theme. The session begins with an introduction in the form of a lecture, a film, or storytelling to establish the theme: the sufi-related repertoire, perhaps, or maybe the evolution of the Arabic oud to the European lute.