Date: November 15, 2021
Venue: The Barbican
Address: Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS
Time: 19:30
Ages: All Ages
Organized by: Serious + The Barbican

The oud master returns to the Barbican in Mahmoud, Marcel and I – a show created by his son to celebrate his musical legacy.

Honouring the music of his father, Marcel Khalifé, and accompanied by him on stage, Bachar Mar-Khalifé weaves the words of Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish through this iconic oud music. He says, ‘I’m crafting a music that will recompose the universe that Mahmoud and Marcel once shared; it’s these two men that I will showcase on stage.’

Singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Mar-Khalifé grew up in a war-torn Lebanon sound-tracked by his father’s music. Now a respected musician in his own right, he has collaborated with artists as diverse as techno producer Carl Craig, jazz pianists Bojan Z and Francesco Tristano and electronic musician Murcof, bringing traditional Arab music into exciting new settings.

This is event is produced by Serious and is part of the EFG London Jazz Festival running across the capital from 12-21 November.