Lebanon's greatest singer, composer and UNESCO Artist for Peace performs for one night only at Hamer Hall - with the Al Mayadine Ensemble.
Renowned as the Bob Dylan of the Middle East, Marcel Khalifé is considered an artistic revolutionary the world over. A master of the oud (the unfretted Arabic ancestor of the European lute), Marcel injects new life into its heritage with avant-garde interpretations of Arabic classics.
Working with the great contemporary Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, he renews the character of Arabic song, creating intense and emotive pieces that are an intoxicating blend of memory and hope.
Using propulsive rhythms and colourful timbres, Marcel combines ancient Middle Eastern traditions with Western-styled instrumental compositions and passionate folk idioms to create a musical dialogue that has a power that reaches beyond the Arab world.