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The Mix: Introducing our Music Maestros

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Described as “possibly the biggest Arab musical event of 2015”, The Mix is set to be a show-stopping finale as well as a veritable journey through a spectrum of music that the Arab world, and beyond, has to offer. With jazz, rock, electronica, folk and spoken word poetry, each fused…
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Karama – Dignity through Music: An Interview with Soufian Saihi

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In this interview Soufian Saihi, founder of the band Karama who will be playing at the Shubbak Festival’s musical finale The Mix on 25 July 2015, discusses how this uniquely international and eclectic band was formed; the inspiration behind their upcoming album ‘Visa’; and the responsibility of claiming back Arab…
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From the Soul and the Heart: An Interview with Karima Skalli

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One of the first events for the Shubbak Festival, and the opening event for the festival’s music programme at the Barbican, sees the enchanting Karima Skalli take to the stage with a selection of sensational, spiritual songs accompanied by the talented Asil Ensemble. Internationally renowned singer Karima has been singing…
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