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Small Performance + Q&A

This event is an in-conversation with Kamilya Jubran and has a small performative part. For the full concert on 21 March click here.

Combo Tickets are available to attend this event alongside the album launch ‘Wa’ at Kings Place on 21 March.

Renowned Palestinian vocalist and oud player Kamilya Jubran has been a revered and inspiring musical figure in folkloric traditions, electronic and contemporary music scene for over four decades. From her highly influential work with the Jerusalem music collective Sabreen in the 1980s to her recent collaborations and experimental-electronic projects, Kamilya’s music has been deeply intertwined with the evolution of the Palestinian cultural scene and a spearheading contribution to experimental music.

The evening will kick-off with a 20-minute performance by Kamilya, followed by a journey through the past decades of her music from her Jerusalem beginnings to her latest album and upcoming UK tour with trumpeter and seasoned electronic musician Werner Hasler. Throughout the event, Kamilya will be in conversation with musician, ethnomusicologist and author of Orientalism and Musical Mission, Rachel Beckles Willson, where they’ll be reviewing her musical pursuits since 1982, the challenges faced and hopes for the future.

This event is part of Converging Paths 2020, organised by Asia House and The Barakat Trust, and with the support of The Altajir Trust. We also thank the Aga Khan Trust for Culture for their support. This event is brought to you by Marsm and Arts Council England.

This event is part of the series Converging Paths, a year-long series of events curated for 2020, and organised in partnership by Asia House and The Barakat Trust. With this series we aim to engage audiences in challenging cultural misconceptions about the Islamic world, building bridges between communities and highlighting the importance of the arts of that region. We aim to provide wider access, combining digital platforms and curated cultural programmes that appeal to adults and families. We also thank the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and The Altajir Trust for their support.

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