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LAAF Unison Family Day

16 July 2017 12pm - 5pm

Sefton Park Palm House  |  FREE

It’s always a highlight of LAAF but this year’s Family Day festival finale is promising to be bigger, bolder and brighter than ever before.

Expect more acts, more activities – and even more fun – at the event in and around the beautiful Sefton Park Palm House.

The 2017 line-up includes Alsarah and the Nubatones, led by Sudanese-born, Brooklyn-based singer Alsarah, who has been dubbed ‘the new star of Nubian pop’. London Syrian Ensemble, debuting at LAAF this year, is a collective of some of Syria’s finest musicians based in the UK, both newly arrived and long-term residents. Hear the sounds of Syria through a diverse repertoire of classical and traditional music from the region.

See high-energy performances from a collective of Egypt’s best dance talent, bringing both traditional and modern street dance from Cairo to the Palm House. Festival-goers also won’t want to miss a surprise guest performance. Also Reham Al-Hakimi and the Al Awadhel Band will be back by popular demand.

Along with the programme of international music and dance acts there will be an Arabian souk, cultural cuisine, and activities for all the family, including storytelling, henna and children’s craft and art activities. 

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Part of LAAF Unison Family Day.

Another chance for LAAF storyteller in residence Alla Alzougbi to beguile you with stories from the Arab world.

Part of LAAF Unison Family Day

We're delighted to welcome Alsarah and the Nubatones, led by Sudanese-born, Brooklyn-based singer Alsarah, who has been dubbed ‘the new star of Nubian pop’, to LAAF Unison Family Day. 

Part of LAAF Unison Family Day.

London Syrian Ensemble, debuting at LAAF this year, is a collective of some of Syria’s finest musicians based in the UK, both newly arrived and long-term residents. Hear the sounds of Syria through a diverse repertoire of classical and traditional music from the region.

Come and hear a local choir perform traditional songs from greater Syria, and Palestine with acclaimed performer Reem Kelani. A great way to end the first year of Young LAAF, whilst having a full fun packed day at the Palm House for all the family.

2.30pm

Main Stage at LAAF Unison Family Day.

Ramadan Nights Photography Exhibition

12-4pm

On tour at LAAF Unison Family Day.