Festival of ‘lovers’ explores Arabic and Middle Eastern music culture
The Ahbab Festival is landing in Cambridge from February 12 to 14, bringing with it a host of talent from the Middle East and the Arab world.
Meaning ‘lovers’ in Arabic, the Arabic music festival will bring together music acts, film screenings and documentaries, plus panel discussions and workshops with musical experts, to celebrate the heritage and diversity of Arabic music.
Performing artists include Syrian virtuoso Kanun player Maya Youssef and solo singer Natacha Atlas, whose work spans genres from hip-hop to jazz.
Film screenings include On The Banks Of The Tigris, celebrating Iraqi music, and El Gusto, a story of Algerian Jewish and Muslim musicians.
The final day, Valentine’s Day, will be dedicated to love in songs and cinema.
To find out more, see junction.co.uk/events/the-ahbab-festival