with Danielle Adourian
Saturday, 4 March at 8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Rich Mix, London E1 6LA
Dazzle your eyes and heal your heart with a spellbinding evening of aerial hoop. Twisting to the jazz sounds of Hijaz, Danielle Adourian will be pushing the boundaries of Armenian & Lebanese artistry.
Danielle draws inspiration from dance, burlesque and drag, and explores how expression through movement can be healing and emancipatory.
Combining strength and flexibility with elegance and emotion, this unique and trans-formative performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artist.
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 and 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.