Samah Mustafa and Jana Saleh
Friday, 3 March at 8.30pm (Doors: 8pm)
Rich Mix, London E1 6LA
Join us for an unmissable double bill with Palestinian singer-songwriter Samah Mustafa, featuring music from Beirut DJ Jana Saleh.
Samah Mustafa is an Arab Palestinian singer. Her musical journey was influenced by oriental classic singing and folk Arabic music, which she combined with modern music to develop her unique music style.
Jana Saleh is an active member of the Dj scene, with more than a decade of playing in clubs and parties in Lebanon, the Levant as well as Europe. Jana has a monthly residency on Radio Al Hara where she explores original material in one-hour sets.
AWAN Festival x Habibti Nation
Saturday, 4 March at 9.30pm (Doors: 9pm)
Rich Mix, London E1 6LA
A phenomenal line-up of rappers, sound artists and DJs playing a range of percussive club sounds in addition to your favourite party classics from the Arabic-speaking world.
LUMA – an Iraqi-British DJ and radio host from SE London. She runs Habibti Nation, a collective and radio show on Balamii championing underground electronic music by femxle and non-binary artists from the South West Asia (Middle East) and North African region.
Bint7alal – a Palestinian rapper and producer now based in London. You’ve never heard anything like her before — smooth flows and dreamlike sounds digitalise her voice through auto-tune with electronic flare.
psi.ko – a London-based, Iraqi rap artist who’s become the voice of a new generation. Her politically charged lyrics, intellectual wordplay and passionate energy will leave you feeling ready to combat the world.
Please note: this is an 18+ event.
Thursday, 9 March at 8pm (Doors: 7pm)
Grand Junction, London W2 5TF
Celebrate the ASWAT ('voices' in Arabic) of London's most talented, emerging Arab artists in a cabaret night with a Middle Eastern and North African twist! Featuring music, poetry & spoken word.
Sunkissed Child (Yasmina) originally from Lebanon, shares pieces of her life through various music genres, influenced by Neo-soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and Middle Eastern cultures.
Amal Khalidi is a multi-disciplinary, poet, musician, and storyteller. As a London born North African, their work attempts to understand their identity and the absolute silliness of the everyday.
Tasneim Zyada is a British-Palestinian spoken word artist and published poet. Her work explores the themes of identity, displacement, mental health and faith, with words that move the audience.
Sana El Wakili is a multidisciplinary artist based in London with North African heritage. Sana’s poetry, writing and acting is influenced by spoken word and contemporary circus, music, visual art, as well as lived experience.
Chifaa Khelfaoui is a London-based Palestinian author. Her first book, Sambac Beneath Unlikely Skies, won the 2022 Palestine Book Awards and was chosen as a 2021 Book of the Year by The White Review, Middle East Eye and The New Arab.
Heba Alhayek is a spoken word artist, actor and writer, taking inspiration from hip-hop and conscious rap. She uses poetry to express her thoughts and emotions on the complica-tions of life – particularly those faced by Arab women.