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young voices from the Middle East

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On Thursday 29 November, join Tamer Abu Ghazaleh| and Youssra El Hawary| at The Quad, LSE Student Union, for a night of modern, alternative music from the Middle East.

An accordion and a wall: that’s how Youssra El Hawary came to world-wide attention this past year with her video and song|, ‘Al Soor’ – ‘The Wall’ – which has been called a biting political commentary about life in Egypt right now and was based on a poem by her friend, caricaturist Walid Taher|. While in elementary school in Egypt, Hawary first learned to play accordion. She now travels around the world, both to play her music as a solo artist and with her band, and also performs as a mime and an actor. She was recently named one of the top 50 people shaping culture in the Middle East|.

Following Youssra is Tamer Abu Ghazaleh and his band. After releasing Mir’ah (Mirror), his first album in 2008, which was a collection of songs written during a turbulent period of demonstrations in Ramallah where he was living, Tamer has gone on to play with a variety of collectives including Kazamada, Jehar, Duo Buzuq, Kalam Mazzika and Alif Ensemble|. Like Youssra, he sings and plays traditional Arabic instruments with a fresh, personal take.


Details

Where: The Quad, LSE Students Union, East Building, Houghton Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 2AE

When: Thursday 29 November 2012

Time: Doors open at 19.30; Concert starts at 20.00

Tickets: One free drink coupon will be given to the first 100 people through the door; no tickets available – first come, first serve

Questions: mec.events@lse.ac.uk|

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