Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Presents: Lekhfa

Event Date: 24 April 2018

Tuesday 24 April 2018, 9.30pm – Kazimier Gardens, 32 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BE.

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) has partnered with events company MARSM present boundary-breaking concert by Lekhfa. A captivating collaboration between three legendary and Egyptian indie artists Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca and Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, the project is one of the most enticing to emerge from Egypt’s burgeoning underground music scene.

Funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and presented by LAAF and MARSM, an events company that promotes the rich and diverse culture of the Arab world across the UK and beyond, the gig will feature bass-heavy to stripped down Egyptian dance tracks intertwined around the dystopian poetry Mido Zoheir, one of the most celebrated Egyptian poets of their generation.

Coming of age in 90s Cairo and each having paved their own way through the alternative Arabic music scene, the trio have united to create a stunning new album that gives birth to an off-kilter sound of beats, grit and resistance.

Teetering on the edges of Egyptian shaabi, electro-shaabi, pop and psychedelia, the trio are backed by anything from oud and buzuq lute to slide guitars, drums, beat loops and electronica, promising an evening of extraordinary musical talent and creativity.

The concert, which sees LAAF and MARSM unite in their shared mission to showcase the very best of Arab culture, will also mark the launch of LAAF’s 20th anniversary programme, which this year runs from 5-15 July.

Entry is free to all with a suggested donation of £5. For more information, visit

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