N3rdistan Concert

N3rdistan Concert + Party: Standing at the border of oriental-beat and urban electronic music, N3rdistan electrifies a timeless and outraged poetry that bridges the generation gap and stirs up elders and young against persistent and unchanged forms of oppression.​ N3rdistan twists vibrations, subtly blends tones and fuses powerful beats and saturated basses with the deep melodies of koras and fula flutes.

The Case of Arabic Hip-Hop (5th Edition)

The Case of Arabic Hip-Hop (5th Edition): Presenting some of the Arab world’s finest hip-hop and underground artists and music, these nights are dedicated to celebrate the lyrics, message and spirit that has helped launch this contemporary Arabic music scene onto a global platform. For one night only, the artists and DJs will come together in London for a spectacular performance showcasing the finest hip-hop and rhythms the Arab world has to offer.

Lowkey UK Tour 2016

Lowkey UK Tour 2016: After a four-year break from the stage, the award winning rapper and political activist Lowkey is back for an exclusive UK tour - releasing new music alongside his well known material from his highly acclaimed previous albums. Lowkey, who began to rap at the age of twelve and first got noticed following a series of mixtapes, gained a broader coverage with the release of his first album titled 'Dear Listener' in 2009.

Souad Massi at Islington Assembly Hall

Souad Massi Concert: After a sold-out concert at the Barbican, Souad Massi is back in London for a very special night. Raised in Algeria pre-civil war, playing guitar in jeans and trainers, Massi was always going to get noticed: first for fronting a political rock band and later for performing solo in Paris after fleeing death threats. Here she will present material from her album 'Al-Mutakallimun' - meaning 'Masters of the Word' - where she mixes Arabic instruments such as the oud with rock and folk influences, alongside Portuguese fado and African soul.

Marcel Khalifa + Al Mayadine Ensemble

Marcel Khalifa + Al Mayadine Ensemble: The legendary Lebanese composer, singer and oud master Marcel Khalifa will be joined by the Al Mayadine Ensemble to trace his career one song at a time, reviving the passion of songs including ‘Rita’ and ‘Oummi’, amongst many others. Starting as a performer of protest songs decades ago, Marcel Khalifé became one of the biggest popular musicians of the Arab world.

Music From Egypt + Sudan (4) - Cairokee

Music From Egypt + Sudan (4) - Cairokee: Presented by MARSM UK, this is part of a new captivating musical showcase in the heart of London to celebrate Egypt's and Sudan’s most vibrant and inspiring artists. A journey from traditional folklore to alternative rock, retro-pop to roots and more. This fourth segment brings Cairokee, whom after a sold-out concert in London last year return for a special night.