Awtar - London Arabic Youth Choir

Date:Sun 16 Feb
Time:2-3.30pm
Venue:J2
Price:Pay What You Feel | Family day pass £10

Hadi Badi for Children and Young Adult Arabic Literature and Culture (Hadi Badi) in collaboration with London-based Egyptian artists Laila Samy and Sharif Aly, founded the "Awtar - London Arabic Youth Choir". The Awtar Choir aims to promote Arabic culture and to encourage speaking and singing in Arabic in a fun and engaging way among children and teens. 
 
The Awtar Choir Team
 Hend Badawy is a Play Therapist accredited by the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT), with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in Egypt and Britain. Hend is also the co-founder of 'Hadi Badi', an initiative that aims at raising awareness about children and young adult Arabic literature and culture inside and outside the Arab region and under this capacity, she is responsible for managing the Awtar Choir. 
 
Laila Samy is a multi-disciplinary artist working within the fields of the performing arts, music, and cinematography. She was a member of the prestigious Egyptian El Warsha theatre troupe for seven years taking on a range of singing and acting roles. Laila also appeared in various roles in prominent Arab films, plays, and TV series. In addition to singing and acting, Laila has experience in directing and filming short fiction and documentaries. 
 
Sharif Aly is a versatile musician who plays multiple instruments including Oud, piano, and percussion. He spent two years studying Arabic music at Beit Al-Oud in Cairo, Egypt. When he is not playing music, Sharif is a CRM expert with leading businesses in the London area.
 
Open to all. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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A 'Family Day Pass' (£10) can be bought for a group of 4 (max. 2 adults) and will give you access to all Ahbab Festival family events on the Saturday.

Suitable for all ages.

Running time: 1hr 30 mins

Bar & Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

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