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Mashrou’ Leila UK Tour 2019

Lebanese indie-pop sensation Mashrou’ Leila will be returning for their highly anticipated 3-city UK tour in 2019. Born of a nocturnal encounter at the American University of Beirut in 2008, Mashrou’ Leila is a six-member band that fuses the craftiness of a music workshop with the punch of stadium rock. With their distinct approach to storytelling […]

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Hishek Bishek 12 vs. Bollywood

Hishek Bishek vs. Bollywood DABKE | CHAABI | BOLLYWOOD | BHANGRA | CHEESY CLASSICS Returning for its 12th edition, Hishek Bishek is back in full force with a special night celebrating the pan-continental bass heavy beats, rhythms and grooves of the Middle East and India. ROOM 1: Hishek Bishek ROOM 2: Bollywood & Bhangra Taking […]

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The Trace of the Butterfly – A Tribute to Rim Banna

Singer-songwriter Tania Saleh, pianist Faraj Suleiman and MC Bu Kolthoum join a line-up of Palestinian musicians to celebrate the life and music of singer and activist Rim Banna. After a ten-year struggle with breast cancer, Palestinian singer Rim Banna’s life was cut short in March 2018. Now, a year on from her passing, a collection […]

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Case of Arabic Hip Hop 6: El Rass & Missy Ness

Lebanese hip-hop legend El Rass meets Tunisian DJ Missy Ness for the 6th edition of this popular showcase series dedicated to presenting some of the Arab world’s finest underground hip-hop artists, producers and DJs. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE El Rass, rapper and producer from Lebanon, explores the possibilities of the Arabic language and pushes the frontiers […]

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Hishek Bishek 10 – Sounds of the Middle East Underground

London’s most pulsing Arabic electronica party is back. HISHEK BISHEK 10th EDITION TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE HERE Journeying through the fascinating and bass-heavy musical landscape of the Middle East’s burgeoning electronic music scenes, Hishek Bishek has emerged to become London’s most pulsing Arabic Electronic party. From cutting-edge releases to bootleg wedding recordings, killer Mahraganat tracks and […]

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Lena Chamamyan

Lena Chamamyan returns to London with her ensemble for a full-length charity concert in support of Breast Cancer Hope, a vital organisation dedicated to funding research to improve the lives of women with breast cancer. An award-winning singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist from Syria, Chamamyan revives Syrian, Armenian and Bahraini folkloric songs with modern styles, creating […]

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Cairokee UK Tour 2018

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 […]

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The Dwarfs of East Agouza

In 2012, Cairo’s shuffling Agouza district gave birth to one of the most hypnotic trios to emerge from Egypt’s alternative scene – The Dwarfs of East Agouza. The trio’s instrumental improvisation-based explorations have since been propelled by North African percussion loops and quivering keys, West African tinged free jazz guitar, and grounded by driving Krautrock-style […]

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Bachar Zarkan presents: The Hallaj of Hope – London & Manchester

As part of MARSM’s spring programme, we are showcasing the enduring legacy and spirit of Sufi music, a spiritual branch within Islam that ascertains the nature of humanity and God, and the presence of divine love in the world. Through this newly commissioned concert, audiences will see the mesmerising character of Sufi musical performance and […]