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.