Mo Khansa & Kabareh Cheikhats (London Debut)

Rich Mix London, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London

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Rich Mix , 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London
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Fri 12th Jul 2019

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Where:Rich Mix London, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:20:00 - 01:00
Admission:£16.50 on the door or book via

About the event

MARSM UK and Shubbak Festival present:

Mo Khansa & Kabareh Cheikhats (London Debut)

Genre defying performances from Casablanca and Beirut: Popular songs meet aerial, drag and DJs in anarchic line-up.

From Beirut comes Mo Khansa: multi-genre musician, performer and aerialist. Contemporary belly-dance, drag, aerial work, middle-eastern avant-pop electronica all meet in a genre-defying performance exploring identity, sexuality and emotional vulnerability.

Kabareh Cheikhats
From Casablanca comes the most surprising hit of recent years: Kabareh Cheikhats. Led by theatre director Ghassan El Hakim, 11 actors and musicians pay tribute to Morocco’s most famous female traditional folk singers. Both adored but also stigmatised, the cheikhats had an ambiguous position in society. With deep reverence yet wild and infectious flair Kabareh Cheikhats sing, dance and re-enact these powerful songs once again - songs of love, rebellion and fierce independence. Using traditional costumes, make-up and instruments and re-inventing traditions of drag and gender ambiguity, Kabareh Cheikhats create a party night like no other: frenzied anarchy and outrageous fun with a political edge.

Music from DJ Moth, playing sounds from the Middle East and beyond — a wild mix of hip hop, dabke, mahragan and club sounds.

With support from Arts Council England, A.M. Qattan Foundation and Bagri Foundation.

Presented with additional support from British Council, Drosos Foundation, Cockayne Grants for the Arts and London Community Foundation.

This event is 16+.
Rich Mix is wheelchair accessible.

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