Souad Massi + Le Trio Joubran

Souad Massi + Le Trio Joubran: A double bill bringing the music of North Africa and the Middle East. The brothers of Le Trio Joubran have Palestinian music in their family history; their father is one of the best oud makers in the world and their mother a muwashahat singer. Their music not only pays homage to the oud – a four thousand year-old instrument - but also takes inspiration from jazz and flamenco. Whilst raised in Algeria pre-civil war, playing guitar in jeans and trainers, Souad Massi first fronted a political rock band, but later began performing solo in Paris after fleeing death threats. Here she will present material from her upcoming album Al-Mutakallimûn that mixes Arabic instrumentals with rock and folk influences alongside Portugese Fado and African soul. Taking place on 31 May, 2015 at the Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS.