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Sufi Night: Live Music, Storytelling, and Poetry

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Barbican Centre

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Special opening evening for Dhikr (Sufi-themed art exhibition) at Barbican Music Library.

With live music from Zayn Mohammed, storytelling from Alice Fernbank and poetry from Khaled Hakim.

Refreshments provided.


Zayn Mohammed, Musician

Zayn Mohammed is UK based multi-instrumentalist, composer and winner of Sky Arts Guitar Star (2016).

Zayn’s musical styles and influences range from Jazz, World, Funk/Fusion and Neo-Soul/RnB. He’s widely known for playing both acoustic & electric guitars.

Having been heavily exposed to Sufi philosophy, practices & principles from a young age, he’s also skilled in oud and sarod, often collaborating in crossover projects to create a unique contemporary sound, often leaning towards themes & energies of Sufism.

www.zaynmusic.com

‘He shows what guitar is all about! He’s truly a star’

- George Benson (on Zayn Mohammed)


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Alice Fernbank, Storyteller

Alice tells stories from around the world including tales from the Nordic tradition, Italian folklore, Russian fairytales and Celtic Mythology. She has also told stories from Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan, Japan and the Middle East and has recently moved to Scotland where she has been exploring its rich storytelling culture. She regularly tells tales at club nights and festivals in Edinburgh and she is currently developing a storytelling performance called GIANTS together with Danish Storyteller Svend Engh which will begin touring in September.

www.alicefernbankstoryteller.com

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Khaled Hakim, Poet and Sufi Musician

He has been running a regular series of Sufi poetry events in Central London for the last four years and is completing a large-scale narrative called The Book of Naseeb that draws on the poetry of the Quran and street language.

www.khaledhakim.weebly.com


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