MARSM and Shubbak (2019) present:
Singer-songwriter Tania Saleh, pianist Faraj Suleiman, MC Bu Kolthoum and former Yuma singer Sabrine Jenhani 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 of her peers and admirers celebrate her music and message playing re-orchestrated versions of her songs in new collaborations and movingly intimate solo performances.
Mixing pop, poetry and traditional Arabic sounds, Rim Banna became a voice for peace and equality, collaborating with the likes of jazz pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, Norwegian choir Skruk and Arabic electronica collective Checkpoint 303 in a career spanning twelve records. Tania Saleh is a Lebanese artist, singer and songwriter with an international following; Faraj Suleiman is a Palestinian pianist, composer and leader of the Faraj Suleiman Quartet; Bu Kolthoum is a Syrian MC and hip hop producer and Sabrine Jenhani (former Yuma duo) is Tunisian singer, songwriter and composer.
This project in collaboration with Shubbak Festival. Produced by the Barbican in association with Marsm. Presented with additional support from A. M. Qattan Foundation.