Marsm and Shubbak present:
Rasha & Hawidro
▲ ▲ ▲ A JOURNEY INTO THE GROOVES & SPIRIT OF AFRO-ARAB MUSIC ▲ ▲ ▲
SUN 2 JULY 2017, 7.30PM
Join us on a musical journey with Rasha [Sudan] & Hawidro [Egypt] and discover two major exponents of the deep connections between Subsaharan and North African music.
Hawidro in Nubian means the ‘return’ and this has become the central theme of their music. Hawidro comprises 8 musicians who came together with a shared vision to create a sound that links their African and Egyptian heritage. Featuring vocals, guitar, bass, drums and traditional percussion, Hawidro are boundless and encompassing the creative spirit of their homeland.
Rasha grew up in an artistic family who moved from Sudan to Cairo. Her critically acclaimed album Sudaniyat was named by Folk Roots as “one of the 10 best of 1997”. She plays percussion with a backing guitar, oud and bass that accentuate her spectacular vocal skills using Arabic poetry, Sufi music and hints of reggae. She mainly sings in Arabic but also performs in Spanish, English Nubian and Creole.
This event is sponsored by Alaraby TV Network http://alaraby.tv/ as well as additional support from FORWARD's Musicians Unite to End FGM www.forwarduk.org.uk