Ahbab: Summer Edition

Date:Sat 29 Jun
Time:Doors 7pm
Price:£17 adv

A night of innovation in contemporary music from the Middle East and North Africa

An emblematic artist of the Palestinian underground scene, SAMA’ (previously named Skywalker) is the first Palestinian DJ and electronic music producer. SAMA ’ started mixing in 2006 in Ramallah, and started producing her own music and expanding her interest in synthesis in 2010, with a focus on Electronic Music, more specifically Techno, House, and other deeper sub-genres. Her sound: a powerful punchy techno, dry and musical all at once, with a very unique twist of her own.

Hailed as the ‘Diva of the Sudanese desert’ (BBC World News) Sudanese-Italian singer Amira Kheir has been enchanting audiences around the world with a sound inspired by traditional music from her homeland Sudan and anchored in jazz, soul, rock and desert blues. The result is a unique sound that gives tasters of Sudan’s rich musical heritage of distinctive Saharan blues made up of Nubian and Niloitic melodies, whilst being reflective of the artist’s key global musical influences, expressing itself through improvisation and experimentation. Amira’s music possesses within it ancient musical traditions, yet is delivered with a contemporary vibrancy reflective of London’s multicultural music scene.

An Iraqi multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, mix engineer and label manager with a formidable and continually growing international reputation.

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In partnership with Shubbak Festival

Shubbak partners with Arts Council England, British Council, Bagri Foundation and A. M. Qattan Foundation


“Bold and poetic… beautiful and fearless” Songlines

“A charming performer who’s captured her live sound well on this debut album” The Independent

“An engaging presence with a lovely honey ‘n’ spice voice” fRoots

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include booking fees.

Doors 7pm
Khaym 8pm
Amira 9pm
Sama' 10.30pm
Curfew: Midnight
* times are approximate and subject to change.


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