The Mayor of London’s Eid Festival on Trafalgar Square celebrates the end of Ramadan. It includes a popular food festival, live music and fun activities for children and families. Shubbak and Marsm present three hours of rousing open-air festival music.
Sun 2 July 2017, 2 – 5pm
Eid Festival times: 12 – 6pm
Free event, no booking required
Straight from Egypt comes Afro-Egyptian band Hawidro — a blend of sound, capturing the diversity and creativity of contemporary Cairo and Nubian heritage.
Paying tribute to the ‘Nahda’ era, Oxford Maqam embraces the sounds of the Arab Renaissance, an extraordinary period of creativity and musical innovation.
Virtuoso Syrian musician Maya Youssef’s innovative approach to playing the kanun, a 78-stringed plucked zither, has brought her international acclaim and appearances at BBC Proms.
Highly acclaimed Sudanese artist Rasha developed her musical style with eclectic instrumentation, including oud, percussion, backing guitar and bass accentuating Rasha’s spectacular vocal skills. Her work is influenced by Arabic poetry, Sufi music and hints of reggae.