Burda: Asil Ensemble and Karima Skalli

Featuring the music of Umm Kulthum and Mustafa Said

11 July 2015 / 19:00

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Presented by Shubbak – A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture and Abu Dhabi Festival

Moroccan singer Karima Skalli and the Asil Ensemble perform three Burdas – song cycles combining poetry and music, inspired by the greatest Arab composers and poets across the centuries.

A well known classical Burda with words from the 12th century poems of Al Busiri and the famous Nahj El Burda of Umm Kulthum join a new composition by oud virtuoso Mustafa Said, to words by contemporary Palestinian poet Tamim Barghouti.

Arrive early for a free pre-concert talk and performance celebrating Sami El Shawa.

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Produced by the Barbican

Part of Shubbak - A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

With support from:
The Arab Fund For Arts and Culture (AFAC)
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco
British Council
A.M. Qattan Foundation
The Al Qattan Charitable Trust

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