Ruba Shamshoum: The Palestinian vocalist will be celebrating the launch of her debut album ‘Shamat’ with a full-band followed by an after-party with special guest Hicham Ibrahim aka DJ Sotusura. Shamshoum is influenced by a wide range of music, from her roots of Palestinian traditional music to rock, pop and jazz, which is abundantly heard in the songs through the unique vocal melodies, catchy hooks, tight grooves and powerful chord progressions. She sings in both Arabic and English, and uses music to deal with identity, anger, lack of communication, fear and love. Already she has participated in international music festivals, given a TED talk and recorded this first album with acclaimed musicians. Taking place on 30 June, 2017 at Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.