AUDIOVISUAL performing arts: 13-14 April 2024, london

crux festival of AUDIOVISUAL performing arts: 13-14 April 2024

Kareem Samara

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Combining Arab and western acoustic instruments along with electronics, creating new lines of dialogue between traditions; resulting in a unique soundscape and performance.

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Kareem Samara is a musician, composer and organiser from London.

He works with a wide variety of poets, writers and musicians across many disciplines in Europe, the USA and the Middle East. His work combines Arab and western acoustic instruments along with electronics, creating new lines of dialogue between traditions; resulting in a unique soundscape and performance. Unpredictable and raw, the improvisational method ensures no performance is the same. ‘Shoegaze-esque solo set that paired electronic foot pedals with Maqams played on historys oldest string instrument…our ears bent like periscopes to catch every finger twist.’

His work for theatre includes You Bury Me (Paines Plough) Hakawatis (Shakespeare Globe) and History of Water in the Middle East (Royal Court) The Chronicles of Majnoon Leila (The Gate).