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Marcel & Rami Khalife

Father and son together on stage

Marcel Khalife is one of the most respected and renowned cultural icons from the Arab world. In addition to being a composer, singer and oud player, he is best known as the musical voice of students, intellectuals, workers, and anyone striving for social justice, freedom and human dignity. On 21 September, together with his son Rami, he will perform idiosyncratic compositions in which traditional Arabic music mixes with Western elements such as the piano. For the texts, the virtuoso harks back to muwashahat (poetry from Al Andalus) and modern Arabic poetry by the Palestinian Mahmoud Darwish, his artistic twin brother. Darwish's poetry and its brilliant musical translation speak volumes about the Arab peoples' aspirations for freedom, dignity, love, respect, tolerance, human rights, nationalism and revolution.

Rami Khalife (°1981) is first of all - next to being the son of Marcel Khalife - a renowned pianist who studied at the equally renowned Juilliard School of Music (New York). He has completed an impressive career as a soloist in orchestras including the Globalis Orchestra, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre national d'Île de France, among others.  During this concert he and his father will demonstrate that he can also act as a composer with verve and that he does not shy away from experiment.


Wednesday 21 September 2022

doors 7:00 pm
concert 8:00 pm

presale: € 24
Presale w/Uitpas, -18y. & groups +10: -
box office: € 27
opportunity rate: € 5,40


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