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Jazz and Stories from Palestine

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.


Music for Palestine with Freddie King and Lachlan MacColl

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.