Nai Barghouti & Mohamed Najem and Friends UK Tour 2017 (26 July – 1 August)

An effortless blend of Arabic music and contemporary jazz. A unique double bill featuring two of the most exciting musicians to emerge from Palestine’s cultural renaissance.

Following her successful tour with the Palestine Youth Orchestra, Nai Barghouti returns to the UK with a band including musicians from some of Palestine’s best bands to present Moments, a three-part musical composition written especially for this tour. Moments takes us through three emotional states: Steps (خطوات), Defiance (تحدي), and Pulse (نبض).


The first part of the show features Mohamed Najem & Friends on their first UK tour as a band. Led by a Palestinian clarinet, nay player and composer from Bethlehem, Mohamed Najem & Friends have recently become one of the most popular groups on the Paris jazz scene, touring throughout France and as far away as West Africa.

Tour Dates

26 July

Manchester | RNCM Concert Hall

0161 907 5555


27 July

Leeds | Howard Assembly Room

0844 848 2720


28 July

Birmingham | Town Hall

0121 780 4949


29 July

Edinburgh | St Mary’s Cathedral


1 August

London | Union Chapel, Islington–friends-union-chapel/


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