Sun 2 July 2017, 7.30 – 11pm
310 Uxbridge Rd
London, W12 7LJ
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Sat 1 July 2017, 6–7pm
Art in the Park
Milton Keynes, MK9 4AP
Discover two major exponents of the deep connections between Subsaharan and North African music.
Hawidro in Nubian means the ‘return’ and this has become the central theme of their music. Hawidro comprises 8 musicians who came together with a shared vision to create a sound that links their African and Egyptian heritage. Featuring Vocals by Ahmed Abayazeid, Guitar, Bass Drums and traditional Percussion there is no genre out there that describes Hawidro – but if you had to choose two words it’s Afro-Egyptian. They are boundless, and encompassing everything quirky and creative about their homeland.
Rasha grew up in an artistic family who moved from Sudan to Cairo. Her critically acclaimed album Sudaniyat was named by Folk Roots as “one of the 10 best of 1997”. She plays the oud and percussion with a backing guitar and bass that accentuate her spectacular vocal skills using Arabic poetry, Sufi music and hints of reggae. She mainly sings in Arabic but also performs in Spanish, English Nubian and Creole.
Produced in partnership with MARSM with additional support from Alaraby TV Network and British Council.