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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Palestine Jazz dates in Leeds and Manchester


Two Northern dates for two of the most exciting musicians to emerge from the cultural renaissance in Palestine

Nai Barghouti captured the hearts of concert halls across the UK last year when she toured with the Palestine Youth Orchestra, selling out shows from Glasgow to London. She returns this summer with her Amsterdam-based band of musicians from Palestine, Korea, Tunisia and Nigeria. Based in Paris,

"Nai Barghouti ejects as much into a single note as most vocalists manage in a whole song" The Scotsman

Mohamed Najem & Friends have quickly become favourites of the Paris jazz scene, with international performances this year including Hamburg, London and Gabon. Featuring traditional Arabic instruments alongside standard jazz line-ups, both musicians move effortlessly between Arabic music and jazz, respelling the music of the Middle East in a new musical language.

All musicians are donating part of their fee to UNICEF Syria fund

Wed 26 July RNCM Manchester, 0161 907 5555 www.rncm.ac.uk

Thus 27 July Howard Assembly Room Leeds, 0844 848 2720 www.operanorth.co.uk

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