15 July 2018 12:30pm - 5pm
Sefton Park Palmhouse | Free
LAAF’s festival finale is back and bigger than ever! Family Day will showcase some of the hottest talent in Arab music, with cultural cuisine, traditional crafts and fun activities!
Performances for 2018 include Simo Lagnawi & Gnawa London, who will bring the music of formerly enslaved black Africans to life, celebrating its unstoppable expression of freedom and liberation in the stunning setting of the Palm House.
The London Syrian Ensemble, a collective of some of Syria's finest musicians based in the UK, return to the festival for a second year to perform with special guest vocalist Osama Kiwan. Out of the detritus of war they bring the sounds of Syria to life through classical and traditional music from the region.
Back by popular demand, boundary breaking Danish-Palestinian percussionist Simona Abdallah will also bring the beat of her Arab Darbuka drum to Family Day, performing a fusion of ancestral Arabic rhythms, House, and Electronica.
Along with these exciting live performances there will also be engaging family activities including face-painting, children’s crafts and interactive storytelling sessions with LAAF storyteller in residence Alia Alzougbi, who will be sharing folktales from the Arab world.
There will also be a range of stalls selling Middle Eastern food and goods.
Sefton Park Palmhouse
Tel: 0151 726 9304
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