Hear two very different voices of the dispossessed express their hopes and fears for their Middle Eastern homelands.
Emel Mathlouthi is a superstar in Tunisia, combining her background in traditional Northern African music with minimalist electronic production, powerful vocals and protest lyrics. She may reject descriptors like “the voice of the Arab Spring,” but her music became a symbol of the revolution when a performance of Kelmti Horra (My Word Is Free) went viral and led to an invitation to perform at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
Rahim AlHaj is one of the world’s most exquisite oud players. His 2017 album Letters From Iraq captured the pressures of life lived in a state of permanent warfare in a series of achingly beautiful pieces about young love and family. AlHaj is joined by cellist and Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra conductor Karim Wasfi.
A unique double bill featuring two acclaimed artists.
Duration: approximately 2 hours, including an interval
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