We’ve been involved with putting together a very special show for the pre-Olympic River of Music festivities at Battersea Park on Sunday July 22nd. ‘In Transit’ is a rare London meeting of a number of very disparate artists originating from the Gulf region. The whole show is only going to happen one time!…although some of us will be doing a little warm up, details of which will follow. Meantime here’s something from the official press release and a link for tickets: 2 stages have sold out already so get them while you can!
“UK dance outfit and cross-cultural globetrotters, Transglobal Underground lead a new collaboration with standout musicians representing UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
Confirmed musicians include a powerhouse of vocalists: Hamdan Al-Abri, Mansour Al Mohandi and Nizar Al Issa. Teaming up with them are trumpet player Yazz Ahmed, rapper and guitarist Heitham Al-Sayed, qanun player Wahab Abdullah Wahab Al Dhanki and keyboard player Tarik Saeed.
As the Middle East enters a new era of self expression, the Gulf states have a story to tell and music offers a unique way of relaying their diverse experiences.
Bringing together musicians from a mix of different musical and cultural backgrounds, this collaboration, entitled In Transit, will tell a story of urban lives unfolding within an ever evolving landscape; of change and opportunity; of people and cultures in transit.”