Palestine Jazz: Nai Barghouti, Mohamed Najem & Friends
£17 | £14 con. adv + bf
Above with Music Glue (e-tickets only)
Concessions include Children Under 16, NUS/ Students, Disabled People, People in Receipts of Job Seekers Allowance
UC Members tickets: Named member only. Find out more about Union Chapel Membership
All times are subject to change on the night
19:00 - Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open
20:00 - Mohamed Najem and Friends
21:20 - Nai Barghouti
22:30 - Curfew
Union Chapel Bar open after the show.
Margins Cafe serves hot homemade food. It is open to all ticket holders when doors open at 19:00. Limited 18:30 dinner reservations are available above, when tickets go on sale. The Bar is also open at 18:30 to Union Chapel members who have tickets to the show.
On the Menu at Margins Cafe:
Organic Lamb Harira
Golden Roasted Roots with Leeks, Tarragon and Quinoa (v)
Quiches and Salads
Kiwi Lime Tart
Access to the cafe at 18:30 is via the side gate to the left of the main entrance to the Chapel on Compton Terrace.
Please note you must have a ticket to the show to come to Margins Cafe & Union Chapel bar.
There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.
As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.
Nai Barghouti | Mohamed Najem & Friends
Nai Barghouti stunned audiences across the UK when she toured with the Palestine Youth Orchestra last year, selling out at venues from Glasgow to London including the Royal Fesival Hall. Nai returns to London with an all-star band that includes musicians who perform with some of the most popular young Palestinian bands around, including members of the Awan Quartet, Al Raseef and the Mohammed Assaf Band, who join members of Nai’s Amsterdam based group of musicians from the Netherlands and Korea.
Nai shares the concert with Mohamed Najem, another leading figure to emerge from the cultural renaissance in Palestine. Originally from Bethlehem, Mohamed Najem's solo performances have included the Ravello and Florence Festivals, Teatro San Carlo, UNESCO and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Mohamed's band, Mohamed Najem & Friends have quickly become favourites of the Paris jazz scene, appearing at festivals across France and as far away as Gabon.
Featuring traditional Arabic instruments alongside standard jazz line-ups, both bands move effortlessly between Arabic music and jazz respelling the music of the Middle East in a new musical language. In defiance of a new age of barriers and alienation, these young musicians preach unity and creation at its finest. All artists are donating part of their fee to UNICEF Syria.