“We aim to represent Arab culture and Arab people in a positive way, and to harness that curious ability art has to allow one person, with one set of life experiences, to speak directly to the heart of another… ” – Taher Qassim, Chair of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival. It’s the festival’s twentieth anniversary this year and a special programme is planned. PLUS win tickets! By Alan O’Hare
The twentieth Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) is underway. A celebration of the realities of Arab life, the festival is the UK’s biggest annual shindig concerning the various cultures within. With music, dance, film, theatre, visual art and spoken word all on display until Sunday July 15th, there’s something for everyone at LAAF.
One of the highlights of the week will be a very special and invite-only performance from Emel Mathlouthi – and YOU can be there thanks to us! Emel has been called the “voice of the Tunisian revolution” and has been acclaimed internationally for her singing and performance. Mixing electronica with trad Tunisian textures, Mathlouthi breaks new artistic ground wherever she performs (check out the video below).
She plays Invisible Wind Factory this Saturday (July 7th 2018, 8pm start) and you can be there – just drop us a line on Twitter, say hello and use the hashtag #LAAF and two tickets are yours. Good luck!
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
July 5th – July 15th 2018
Info & tickets
Pic by Julien Bourgeois