Natacha Atlas

Date:Sat 10 Feb
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J2 (standing)
Price:£19 adv

 

Natacha Atlas and a five piece band perform material from 'Myriad Road' and preview tracks from her forthcoming album to be released in Autumn 2018.

The captivating and hypnotic singer from North Africa, entwines tribal beats with blusey cool Afro-funk. She is famed for her collaborations with Transglobal Underground, Nitin Sawhney, David Arnold and Jah Wobble. 

Natacha Atlas’s latest offering, 'Myriad Road', saw her combining creative forces once again. This time with one of France’s most eminent jazz musicians, Ibrahim Maalouf – the highly-garlanded Lebanese-born French jazz and classical trumpeter, producer, and composer – to produce her first jazz album. 

Please note: this is a standing event with limited unreserved seating.

With support from Alba&Leo feat. Sass Hoory

Alba&Leo is the “augmented reality” duo, joined here by the eclectic percussionist Sass Hoory.  

Alba's voice, compared as much to Björk's as to Janis Joplin's, is jazz dexterity with a rock edge. Leo's naughty approach to acoustic guitar seamlessly combines fingerstyle, percussive sounds and distortion. Creative live looping, both for vocals and guitar, broadens the soundscape even more, letting them play with music, dazing and thrilling the audience at every turn.

Sass is an expert in Middle Eastern music traditions, as well as a soundtrack composer and performer (“The Dead”, “Pini”) and the founder of the London-based Drummer Factory.

Alba&Leo are renowned and well-established artists in Croatia, their home country, where they've been referred to as “The best duo in the country”. They moved to London in 2017 and are currently recording with the Mercury Music Prize nominated producer Gerry Diver.

 Part of Ahbab Festival, an Arabic Music festival exploring themes of love, creativity and renewal in Arabic music and film for Valentines Weekend 2018.

A selection of hot and cold food will be available to purchase throughout the festival courtesy of Bedouin Caterers and Al Casbah restaurant (from 6pm on Friday, and 3pm on Saturday) DOWNLOAD THE MENU HERE

There will also be stalls and authentic Arabian decor throughout all the festival spaces.

Please note: this is a standing event with limited unreserved seating.

Doors and Bar open 7pm.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include a booking fee. Advance tickets £19 (£22.50 on the door).