Date: May 29, 2022
Venue: The Waiting Room
Address: 175 Stoke Newington High Street London N16 0LH
Time: 18:00
Ages: 18+
Organized by: Shaima Alterkawi
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible

YA JAMA’A: a jam session rooted in the improvisation and collaboration of musicians, singers, and spoken word artists.

With Arab musicians at its centre, Ya Jama’a builds creative bridges between the musical cultures and heritages of the SWANA (South West and North Africa) region and London’s vibrant and diverse creative scenes. An evening beyond genre and borders, this jam brings together musicians and music enthusiasts to celebrate the beauty and versatility of instruments and voices from the Arab-speaking region. A night of improvisation, collaboration and connection.

You do not need to be Arab, know Arabic music or play an Arab instrument to join! We not only welcome, but encourage people from all over and of all musical abilities to join in (or just listen)!


Once you have purchased your ticket, you can pre-register your interest in taking part by getting in touch with Shaima at Shaima.alterkawi@gmail.com, but staying true to the spirit of the jam feel free to join in at the right moment if you’re feeling it!

This event is 18+.
This is a standing event.
This is a basement venue that is not wheelchair accessible.