Berber Workshop – One day
OMG it’s official! We’re so honoured that the Amazi(n)gh duo Iness Mezel & Nora Abdoun are leading our 5-day workshop on acoustic Berber music.
When: Mon 4th - Fri 8th July, 18:30-20:30 BST
Where: RG01 at SOAS
Being the largest ethnic minority of North Africa, the Berber follow a traditional oral culture incorporating their own language, script and music wherein women’s voices accompanied on bendir (frame drum) play a phenomenal role. Although women’s songs inspired many famous male singers in the region, they have been ignored in their own right. Innes & Nora offer a platform to the otherwise largely invisible world of female voices from Kabylie as a window to the power and beauty of Berber oral culture, which has long suffered oppression and invisibility. Hence they call their initiative "Tiwkilin", which translates to “the invisible world”.
Feeling the buzz? 🎶 Well, tickets are going, going…almost gone! Buy yours now.
Photo credit: Robert Les
Berber Summer 22
Iness Mezel, Nora Abdoun