Rachid Gholam: Rachid Gholam's captivating 'Song of the Soul' is a nostalgic and unforgettable journey into the spellbinding history of Sufi poetry and music. A homage to the ‘saints of love’, revered Moroccan singer Gholam’s new project is inspired by the transcendence of the Sufi experience and the iconic poetry and symbolism of his spiritual forefathers. This is a spiritual and colorful journey, where his captivating voice invites masterful renditions of legendary Sufi figures such as Maulana Rumi and Sheikh Ibn Arabi.
Wonho Chung’s Stand-Up Comedy Show: The award-winning and critically acclaimed stand-up comedian Wonho Chung will be performing this special gig. Born to South Korean and Vietnamese parents in Saudi Arabia, he grew up in Jordan where he learnt to speak Arabic fluently. His unique Asian-Arab perspective and bilingual charm allows him to deliver astute cultural commentary; and, for the past ten years, he has been turning heads and invoking laughter wherever he goes.
Omar Kamal Live in Concert: Omar Kamal is the Palestinian singer-composer from the city of Nablus whose multi-cultural influences have given him a rich taste in music, ranging from Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson to Arabic greats such as Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Fairouz and even modern trend setters like The Weeknd. Kamal sings a variety of genres in a number of languages, plays his own instrument, composes his own music and is always looking to add new original sounds and elements to his repertoire.
Lena Chamamyan: After a sold-out concert at the Barbican in 2014, Lena Chamamyan is back to present her new album 'Lawnan' as well as a selection of her most famous songs from past albums. Chamamyan is an award-winning singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist from Syria, who revives Syrian, Armenian and Bahraini folkloric songs with modern styles and arrangements, creating an unforgettable link between Oriental classic compositions and contemporary world music.
Guy Manoukian (Live in Concert): Back by popular demand, the British Lebanese Association will present Guy Manoukian live in concert performing from his greatest pieces and a selection of new hits.