The Lebanese Marcel Khalife is a household name in the Arab world. Not only is he one of the most famous oud players of the world, he also is for decades a composer who innovates Arab songs and breaches stereotypes. He has been doing this for 20 albums (and 6 books) long.
Marcel Khalife’s music is original, a new world of sounds, free from all set rules. This language makes him to be an ambassador of his own culture and of the avant-garde of Arab music. He gives great importance to the relation between wards and music, and worked together with the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Khalife became a source of inspiration for progressive voices and a forerunner of the Arab Spring.
Khalife performed in the most prestigious halls in East en West: from the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Scala of Milan till the Cairo Opera House and the UNESCO Palace of Beirut.
Composition, oud, vocals: Marcel Khalife / piano : Ayad Khalife / cello : Sary Khalife / drums : Aymeric Westrich
Co-presentation De Bijloke, De Centrale, Connexion
This concert is part of the campaign ‘Gent 2014-18, strijd mee voor vrede’.
24.02.2018 - 8 PM
Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2
Radio No Frequency
Zina Zarour + Lama Rabah + Faris Shomali + Henna al-Hajj Hasan + Thomas Devos + Kaat Arnaert + Mattijs Vanderleen
Bashar Murkus + Khashabi Theatre + The Palestinian National Theatre El Hakawati
About the festival
Connexion vzw (Brussels) and A.M.Qattan Foundation are proposing a focus on flemish-palestinian co-operation in arts and culture, inspired by the Government of Flanders and the Mission of Palestine in Europe, Belgium and Luxembourg who decided on a Flemish-Palestinian cultural project. Unlike the logic of events like Europalia, or even the Venice biennale which are a projection of the imagination of a country, Under Construction is based on reciprocity and aims to promote cultural cooperation, dialogue and exchange.
Instead of focusing on difference and alterity, the two organising partners focus on co-operation and solidarity, and give more visibility and value to forms of 'togetherness' that are already existing between Flanders and Palestine.
<img src='http://www.underconstructionfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Flanders_horizontaal_naakt.png">More about partners
The Minard theatre is the festival centre.
The reception and the bar are open one hour before the start of the first show.
Access to all of the shows is Pay what you want : no fixed price, you determine yourself what you can/are willing to pay.
It is not possible to reserve beforehand. You can get your ticket starting from 1 hour before the first show. So: first come, first served.
This is also the case for Parcours, the guided walks that start from Minard.
You will find a shop of Disarming Design from Palestine in the entrance hall.
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