Beyond Skin in partnership with Yallaa and The Coalition of Aid & Development Agencies (CADA NI) present
Dawame: A Whirlpool Of Middle Eastern Music at the One World Festival
,21st October - Island Arts Centre, Lisburn. Concert and Schools Workshops
Dwame will feature a diversity of artists with a focus on middle Eastern and Arabic Culture. Luna Abu Nassar will be our very special guest travelling over 5,000 miles to take part in the event.
10am – 2pm: Workshops for school groups. Free. Booking essential firstname.lastname@example.org
7pm – 9pm: Concert. Book free tickets
This event is part of Beyond Skin's #ArtsDialogue & #Youth4Peace initiatives supported by The Executive Office Good Relations, Arts Council Northern Ireland & PeaceIV.
"Acoustic and rock n rolling, gentle and rough, Arabic and Hebrew, Abu Nassar, like every superb artist, rises above these binary divisions. She sings in one language and then switches to another, she scratches the guitar and then caresses it, and she makes all these transitions completely naturally."
Ben Shalev / Haaretz
Luna's ethereal music is a reflection of her emotional and intimate existential reality, exploration of sound, life, and dreams.
Her first album, Asaper Lakh/Ahkilek (“I will Tell You” in HebrewArabic) astounded critics and audiences, expanding the limits of the classic guitar to serve a contemporary, and nostalgic spirit.
Her second album, Dawame (“Whirlpool” in Arabic) is an equally intimate and delicate manifestation of Luna’s universe. Alternating between songs in Hebrew and Arabic, she sings about her dreams with water, driving us into a deeper dimension of ourselves and our own state of reverie.
One World Festival 2019 - a new initiative of the Coalition of Aid and Development Agencies in Northern Ireland. It is my pleasure to share our programme with you – a series of events taking place across Northern Ireland, bringing people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures together to discover new perspectives. Hosted by a variety of groups, organisations and individuals, there truly is something for everyone in our event programme, from talks and discussions to poetry evenings, family art workshops and film screenings, with much more.