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Marcel Khalifé & Bachar Mar-Khalifé

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

A live performance photo of Marcel Khalifé & Bachar Mar-Khalifé

The oud master returns to the Barbican in Mahmoud, Marcel and I - a show created by his son to celebrate his musical legacy.

Honouring the music of his father, Marcel Khalifé, and accompanied by him on stage, Bachar Mar-Khalifé weaves the words of Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish through this iconic oud music. He says, ‘I’m crafting a music that will recompose the universe that Mahmoud and Marcel once shared; it’s these two men that I will showcase on stage.’

Singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Mar-Khalifé grew up in a war-torn Lebanon sound-tracked by his father’s music. Now a respected musician in his own right, he has collaborated with artists as diverse as techno producer Carl Craig, jazz pianists Bojan Z and Francesco Tristano and electronic musician Murcof, bringing traditional Arab music into exciting new settings.

Performance subject to government guidance.

Produced by Serious. Part of EFG London Jazz Festival.


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