Thursday, 27 May 2010

Hakawatiyyah - the Storyteller. Ulfah Arts. 25th May.

"Muslim women music makers: heroic, historic and humorous" said the programme notes from the MAC Birmingham: quite right too.
A powerful storytelling session by professional performer and writer Alia Al Zougb, accompanied by superb Kosovan and UK musicians and singer and a backing group. Own interpretations of the stories of heroines from the Muslim tradition: Fatima, Mary/Mariam and Asiya. Wonderfully and soulfully presented and a really absorbing evening. A great opportunity to learn without being forced: and great to see such a mixed audience, young local Muslim women, men and women from
maybe various or no faith backgrounds.
The triumph of storytelling and the human spirit.

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