7.30-11pm, Thursday 1 November 2018
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Music Room
As part their anticipated tour, Egypt's rock pioneers Cairokee will be coming to Liverpool for a high-voltage set supported by renowned Palestinian actress and spoken word artist Dana Dajani.
Articulating the many elements of contemporary Egyptian society that drive their generation, Cairokee's music balances rock and spacious electronica with hints of pop and chaabi. Their anthemic calls for freedom, self-reflection and societal changes are an innate reflection of their phenomenal song-writing abilities and fan base, and have placed them at the top of Egypt's most popular contemporary musical acts.
The name Cairokee expresses the bands irrefutable connection with their Egyptian audiences, combining Cairo & Karaoke to symbolize their "singing along" with Cairo. Yet after over 15 years of performing and 4 albums, their captivating energy, creativity and humility has ensured that it is now Cairo that sings along with them.
Award-winning Palestinian actor and writer, Dana uses her theatrical background to give her spoken word a performative edge. Having performed her signature style of theatrical spoken-word pieces on stages across the world, her poems are passionate and insightful contributions to prominent themes of our time.
Under 16s to be accompanied by an 18+ guardian.
Cairokee’s 2018 UK tour is supported by Arts Council England.
Presented by MARSM in partnership with Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF).
LAAF’s enhanced musical programme for 2018, supported by Liverpool City Council Festival Enhancement Funding.
Please note this is a standing event.