Palestine Jazz in Edinburgh, hosted by NiNi Productions
When? Saturday, 29th July, 7.30 pm to 10 pm
Where? St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW
What? The freshest Palestinian sounds come to Edinburgh. Following her inspiring appearances in Glasgow and Perth last year, Nai Barghouti comes to Edinburgh joined by some of the best young musicians in Palestine. In a unique double bill, Paris jazz band Mohamed & Friends complete their first UK tour fronted by Palestinian clarinet and composer Mohamed Najem. In an age of barriers these musicians preach unity and inspiration at its finest.
Tickets: £11.14, click here to book (or by at the door unless sold out)
When? Sunday, 30th July 2017, 12 noon – 3pm
Where? Walpole Hall, 27 Chester St, Edinburgh EH3 7EN
Free entry at the door, but donations welcome
Musicians from Mohamed Najem & Friends and Nai Barghouti: Moments take a break from their UK tour to take part in a relaxed atmosphere to play and tell us of their life as Palestinians and musicians. Musicians from Scotland will also be adding to the creative mix.
Free entry, donations welcome
Mohamed Najem & Friends and Nai Barghouti: Moments are touring the UK in July (see here for details) ). In a unique double bill, they bring the freshest Palestinian sounds to the UK. Nai Barghouti returns to the UK joined by some of the best young musicians in Palestine. Paris jazz band Mohamed & Friends complete their first UK tour, fronted by Palestinian clarinet and nay player Mohamed Najem. In an age of barriers, these musicians preach unity and inspiration at its finest.
When? Sunday, 23rd July 2017, 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Where? Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
Tickets: Tickets for £5.- available at the door. Proceeds from this concert will be going to the village of Bil’in.
Freddie was moved to give this concert after hearing Palestinian Iyad Burnat at a meeting in May this year organized by Edinburgh Action for Palestine.
Iyad comes from Bil’in, a village in the West Bank in Palestine. He gave an account of the non-violent resistance by Bil’in to the illegal confiscation of the village’s farmland, the wall that separates the villagers from their olive trees, and the Israeli occupation.
Freddie was shocked that there were many casualties among the villagers in the village’s weekly demonstrations including a young boy being shot and a young man killed. He would like to contribute his music to raise awareness and funds for the village. He and his friend Lachlan will perform a concert in honour of the villagers who have been killed and injured and also their families.