Yara Lapidus & Amira Kheir

Yara Lapidus & Amira Kheir: A double bill with the trail-blazing Sudanese-Italian singer Amira Kheir (‘The diva of the Sudanese desert’ – BBC World News) and Yara Lapidus. Kheir's music draws from traditional Sudanese music, entrenched in frenzied East African polyrhythms, pentatonic scales, and ancient mystical Nubian and Niolitic melodies, while being strongly anchored in experimental jazz, neo-soul and vast electric desert blues. Yara Lapidus has a voice from the land of the Cedar – deep, velvety, and made of a grain as soft as an embrace. When the great composer and producer, Gabriel Yared (The English Patient) met Yara in 2012, he was enthralled by her unique vocal timbre! Both musicians will perform from their joint album 'Indéfiniment'. Taking place on 23 November, 2018 as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA.