Ramadan Night

Ramadan Night: Promising to be a magical evening to mark the start of Ramadan. Audience are invited to experience an atmosphere that will be gently lit by candles and Arabic lanterns and where one can enjoy a world of story-telling, comedy, poetry and rich musical traditions. There will be songs and sounds that reach back in time through Arabic history. An ensemble, led by Saied Silbak, explores the mosaic of Arab maqamat (modes), muwashahat (songs set to the text of classical Arabic poetry from medieval Andalusia) and qudud (folk songs originating from Aleppo, Syria). To be hosted by Nabil Abdulrashid, the great line up will include: the Watan Trio, Saied Silbak (composer and oud master), Elias Farsoon (singer and kanoun player), Iba Abu Khalaf (percussionist and singer), guest Mazen Abu Saif (accordions), Alia Alzoubgi (storyteller), a traditional Ottoman Shadow Theatre and the Chloe Purcell's Puppet Theatre, featuring Dila Vardar. Taking place on 9 June, 2016 at Rich MIx, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.