Photography by Ramon Rodriguez
Contemporary sonic poet and talented Saharawi musician, Aziza Brahim, will be performing at London’s St Pancras Old Church on April 27.
Renowned for her sharp political lyrics and skilled tabal playing, Aziza Brahim is very much a contemporary spokesperson for the Saharawi people and their on-going struggle for recognition and justice. Following the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Marbruk in 2012, she has performed at a number of major festivals and venues including WOMAD Cáceres and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
Her new album Soutak, out now, was recorded live in Barcelona last year and is a stripped down acoustic record that allows her soulful vocals to take an expressive and emotional lead. While deeply rooted in the Saharawi musical tradition, Brahim’s music also nods to a number of diverse musical styles and cultures from Spain, Mali and Cuba. Grab a ticket and head to the St Pancras Old Church on April 27 and discover one of West Africa’s most talented musicians.