Photo by Guillem Moreno
Aziza Brahim to perform at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room on April 26
Born in the refugee camps of Algeria as a result of the Moroccan invasion of her family’s Western Saharan home, Aziza Brahim discovered music at an early age as a natural way of communicating her thoughts about Saharawi political defiance and life in exile.
Soutak, her first album on Glitterbeat Records, explored these themes with astounding effect and was selected as one of Songlines‘ Best Albums of 2014. Her forthcoming album Abbar el Hamada, released on March 4 and reviewed in the next issue, continues to spur this message. Check out the cover feature on Aziza in our next issue (out March 4).
On April 26, the Royal Albert Hall’s intimate Elgar Room will stage a very special performance from Brahim, presented in association with Songlines.