Presented in collaboration with Habibi Festival and Joe's Pub

Singer/songwriter Nour Harkati draws creative inspiration both from his birthplace of Tunisia and from his nomadic exploration of the lands and disparate sounds of North Africa, Europe, and New York City. Spiced with enigmatic strings, handclaps, muted brass and Harkati's warm vibrato voice, these are songs that transliterate their Tunisian lyrics into the beautiful and familiar language of a busker's entreaty to stop and appreciate rare beauty. With help from his collaborators Josh Ugoccioni on bass and Leo Salinger on percussion, Harkati presents a live performance of his recently released second EP Sehi, a dreamy and delicately filigreed fusion of indie pop and traditional Arabic music. These wistfully nostalgic tracks provide insight into Harkati's journey and the future of folk music.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Experience at 212-875-5456 or [email protected].

About Habibi Festival
Created with the goal of giving a snapshot of contemporary and traditional Musics of the Southwest Asia North Africa (SWANA) region, Habibi Festival aims to take listeners on a journey of the sounds wafting through the airwaves and living rooms of cities spanning Marrakech to Baghdad. This new performing arts festival is a collaboration between the Director of Joe's Pub at the Public Theater Alex Knowlton, artist/composer/curator Yacine Boulares, and curator/producer Meera Dugal who are bonded by the goal of creating more joyful spaces for performance, conversation, and storytelling from this part of the world. Learn more at www.habibi-festival.com.

 

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