Award-winning British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed presents Tunisian avant-garde singer songwriter Emel and legendary Lebanese Oudist Rabih Abou-Khalil for an evening of contemporary Arabic music.
Yazz Ahmed draws on her mixed heritage, fusing jazz, Khaleeji music and electronica, to create a highly personal musical style.
Tonight, she is joined by two artists from the Middle East and North Africa, who have found a new home in Europe — legendary Lebanese oudist, Rabih Abou-Khalil (whose album Blue Camel was a seminal influence on Yazz Ahmed) and Emel – an avant-garde Tunisian-American singer and producer, whose soaring voice was a soundtrack to the Arab Spring and who has long been crafting a unique sonic universe, crushing stereotypes and forging a path all her own.
Performing with both their own ensembles and in collaboration with Yazz Ahmed and the Urban Soul Orchestra, Emel and Rabih Abou-Khalil will take the audience on a musical odyssey, mixing sounds from the MENA region to create a contemporary, universal musical language.
Title: Yazz Ahmed with Emel and Rabih Abou-Khalil
Date: Tuesday 13 December 2022
Venue: Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Admission and tickets: £12.50 to £25 (* Excludes £3 booking fee). Click here to access the venue’s online ticketshop