Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2007 – Starts Sunday

laaf.jpgThe Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2007 launches with the hugely popular free Family Day,
1 July, Sefton Park Palm House, 12.30 – 16.30
a celebration of Arabic culture, hospitality and entertainment.

Once again Sefton Park Palm House will come alive with the sights and sounds of the Arab world. This year festival organisers are delighted to welcome El Tanbura a collective of musicians, fishermen and philosophers playing traditional ‘pharaonic’ funk– sufi chants, ancient lyres and driving rhythms from Port Said in Egypt.

The programme also includes Yemeni American musician Hagage AJ Masaed, the first musician to combine Arabic music and language with rap, and Al Zaytouna the UK based Palestinian group performing traditional and contemporary Dabke dance and music. As always there will be an Arabic Bazaar of stalls, food and activities and alongside this there will also be an Arabic Health Fair to coincide with England’s first ‘Smokefree’ day.

Full details on the website