CAIROKEE UK TOUR 2018
Birmingham | Manchester | Liverpool | London
Articulating the many elements of contemporary Egyptian society that drive their generation, Cairokee’s music balances rock and spacious electronica with hints of pop and chaabi. Their anthemic calls for freedom, self-reflection and societal changes are an innate reflection of their phenomenal song-writing abilities and fan base and have placed them at the top of Egypt’s most popular contemporary musical acts.
The name Cairokee expresses the bands irrefutable connection with their Egyptian audiences, combining Cairo & Karaoke to symbolise their “singing along” with Cairo. Yet after over 15 years of performing and 4 albums, their captivating energy, creativity and humility has ensured that it is now Cairo that sings along with them, and not the other way around.
Supported by the Arts Council England, the band’s 4-city tour will feature support from celebrated Palestinian
spoken-word artists Rafeef Ziadah and Dana Dajani.
See below for tour schedule and ticket links:
30/10 Birmingham ft. Dana Dajani– Hare and Hounds – Doors open 7:30pm | Tickets available here
31/10 Manchester – The Ruby Lounge ft. Rafeef Ziadah– Doors open 7pm | Tickets available here
01/11 Liverpool ft. Dana Dajani – Philharmonic Music Room – Doors open 7:30pm | Tickets available here
02/11 London – Jazz Cafe ft. Dana Dajani – Doors open 7pm | Tickets available here
03/11 London – Jazz Cafe ft. Dana Dajani – Doors open 7pm | Tickets available here
For more information on Arts Council England and the projects they support visit – www.artscouncil.org.uk
About Dana Dajani:
Award-winning Palestinian actor and writer Dana Dajani uses her theatrical background to give her spoken word a performative edge. Having delivered her signature style of dramatic spoken-word pieces on stages across the world, her poems are passionate and insightful contributions to prominent themes of our time.
About Rafeef Ziadah:
Acclaimed Palestinian-Canadian spoken-word artist, lecturer and human-rights activist Rafeef Ziadah has become one of the most passionate poets of our time. With wit and precision, her words touch a chord of honesty and beauty that transcends cultural barriers and entrenched beliefs.