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Marcel Rami Khalife Featuring Aymeric Westrich

Marcel Khalife & Rami Khalife

featuring Aymeric Westrich

The legendary singer, composer, oud player and folk hero Marcel Khalife makes his Scottish debut at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Dubbed the Bob Dylan of the Arabic world, legendary singer, composer, oud player and folk hero Marcel Khalife is a musical freedom fighter, a global ambassador for his Lebanese heritage and a pioneering innovator of Arabic musical traditions.

From protest songs and political ballads to bewitching improvisations of an extraordinary spiritual intensity, his powerful, poetic music defies categorisation. He has been a vital presence in Arabic and world music, and has campaigned for artistic and humanitarian causes, since the 1970s. In 2005 was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace.

For this concert of intimate reflection and high-energy rhythm, he is joined by his eldest son Rami Khalife, a classically trained pianist and composer, and regular collaborator with his father, as well as virtuoso percussionist Aymeric Westrich. Together the trio perform songs from Marcel Khalife’s decades-long catalogue, as well as new compositions fusing classical, electronic and dance music by Rami Khalife.

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Start time
This concert will begin at 8pm with no support act

Marcel Khalife
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Rami Khalife
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Aymeric Westrich
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11 August 2019

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.

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