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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Barbican Centre
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS, London, London

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Mohammed Assaf Barbican 10.04.16

Mohammed Assaf

Palestine’s biggest pop star sings material from his newest album alongside familiar favourites from his time on TV talent show, Arab Idol.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Marsm

His songs vary from ballads of faith and freedom – effortlessly sung with immense power, to syncopated, shuffling pop, heavily influenced by the Egyptian dance music scene and backed by swirling strings and percussion.

His rags-to-riches story, reminiscent of a Hollywood block buster, has been made into a film, The Idol, released in 2015, but it’s his raw talent and sincerity which really makes his appeal international.