The Anti-Zionist blog of Mark Elf - browsing the media and posting as Levi9909
March 21, 2016
Mohammed Assaf at the Barbican 10.04.2016
Mohammed Assaf Performs At The Barbican Centre London April 2016
محبوب العرب في لندن
Mohammed AssafBarbican 10.04.16
Palestine’s biggest pop star sings material from his newest album alongside familiar favourites from his time on TV talent show, Arab Idol.
Produced by the Barbican in association with Marsm
His songs vary from ballads of faith and freedom – effortlessly sung with immense power, to syncopated, shuffling pop, heavily influenced by the Egyptian dance music scene and backed by swirling strings and percussion.
His rags-to-riches story, reminiscent of a Hollywood block buster, has been made into a film, The Idol, released in 2015, but it’s his raw talent and sincerity which really makes his appeal international.