Talking Gigs: Kefaya and Elaha Soroor

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 19:30
The HUBS, 6 Paternoster Row, Sheffield

Kefaya are an award winning musical collective led by UK-based musicians and producers Giuliano Modarelli and Al MacSween and drummer Joost Hendrikx. An eclectic group of immigrants, travellers and international artists, Kefaya seek to find common ground between global folk traditions with a cutting-edge sound rooted firmly in the 21st century.

Since winning Best Newcomer at Songlines Music Awards 2017, Kefaya have been gaining a reputation for their virtuosity and mesmerising live shows, performing across Europe and India with a modular line-up ranging from a trio to a nine-piece ensemble. This latest performance brings together Kefaya in collaboration with Afghan singer Elaha Soroor.

“We are all immigrants. To embrace our fellow traveller in the spirit of internationalism is to embrace the journey of human experience.” - Kefaya

“Kefaya takes traditional Afghan folk songs and give them thoroughly modern settings… Soroor sounds as at home singing Farsi–language reggae,Indian jazz, Maghrebi pop or post–punk…Kefaya delight in tracing Elaha’s journey, crossing sonic borders into Iran, Armenia, Turkey and North Africa.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

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