Jane Birkin: Arabesque

Serge Gainsbourg reinterpreted through Maghreb rhythms and Eastern harmonies

9 November 2013 / 20:00

£25 - 35

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Serge Gainsbourg’s classic songs are reinterpreted by the iconic chanteuse with an Arabic music flavour, combined with shades of Andalusia as well as a touch of the Orient.

In the tenth anniversary of the album release on EMI and her sold-out Barbican performance, Jane Birkin’s Arabesque remains one of the bravest and most successful reinventions of the legendary French singer-songwriter’s oeuvre.

Jane is joined on this journey into Maghreb rhythms and Eastern harmonies by Djamel Benyelles, virtuoso violinist and collaborator with Chebs Khaled and Mami, and his band Djam & Fam.

Jane says, ‘The poets do not die if one carries their words.’

‘A spellbinding tribute’ ★★★★ Guardian

Jane Birkin - Elisa (from Arabesque, 2003)

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