After a successful debut London show last year, OUM is back to perform music from her new album “Zarabi”.
“This second enchanting album confirms her unique and original style, and reveals Oum as the most thrilling Moroccan songwriter of today. “ - Telerama
“Zarabi, a river of acoustic songs written in darija the Moroccan Arabic dialect, delicately weaving soul, jazz and Arabic music, joy, thoughtfulness and melancholy.” -Le Monde
Join us on Sat 21st of May at Cargo, 83 Rivington St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY. Doors open at 7:30.
* This event is 18+ please bring your ID*
Moroccan of Saharan origin, Oum is immediately striking with her impressive blend of power and sensitivity. Through her sultry voice, she explores the diversity of Moroccan music that she colours with soul, Gnawa and Hassani rhythms. With her new project Zarabi she weaves into her music her encounters, her roots and the memory of the Moroccan people.
Born in 1978 in Casablanca, her full name is Oum el Ghait Benessahraoui - Oum is the first word of the phrase “Oum el Ghait”, which means "the mother of deliverance". This name was
formerly given to girls born in the desert during a day or night of rainy weather. Oum spent her childhood in Marrakech, and there developed her talents for painting and singing.
She is a singer-songwriter whose songs reflect her wide cultural experience. She is influenced by the Gnawa and Hassani rhythms of her Saharan origins but also by the soul and jazz that she grew up listening to.
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