Lekhfa & Tamer Nafar (from DAM)

Lekhfa & Tamer Nafar (from DAM): A captivating double bill of some of the Middle East’s most trailblazing underground musicians. From dystopian poetry to bass-heavy hip-hop beats and stripped down Egyptian dance tracks, this showcase celebrates the contemporary musical projects making headlines and pushing the boundaries of the alternative Arabic music scene. Lekhfa, the brainchild of Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca and Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, three legendary musicians who came of age in 1990s Cairo. Decades later, each having paved their way through the alternative Arabic music scene, have united to create a stunning new album that gives birth to an off-kilter sound of beats, grit and resistance. They are joined by Tamer Nafar, founding member of the legendary Palestinian rap trio DAM Palestine, whose cunning solo show is a beat-defying homage to his thoughts, life and inspirations, and a cleverly defined extension of his hip-hop roots and Palestinian heritage. Taking place as part of a UK Tour, they are in London 27 April, 2018 at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.