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Lyrical Alliance
Featuring Talib Kweli

Saturday 16 October 2010 | Roundhouse

Lyrical Alliance

Talib Kweli joined the line-up of UK and Arabic Hip Hop artists for this ambitious project. 

Lyrical Alliance Artists:
Rabah Donquishoot (Algeria)
Shadia Mansour (Palestine)
Rayess Bek (Lebanon)
Samm (Jordan)
Tamer Nafar (Palestine)
VJ Jana Saleh (Lebanon)

Hosted by UK hip hop lynchpin DJ MK (KISS FM, Roots Manuva, Dizzee Rascal), Lyrical Alliance was a ground-breaking, international urban music event that transcends language and cultural barriers to celebrate the common pillars of hip-hop all over the world: the beat and the word.

Taking the legendary Mu'Allaqat poems – written at a time when the Arab region was the cultural and intellectual centre of the world – as a starting point, the artists dug deep into the roots of their art form, developing new work together in a series of live sessions and workshops throughout the year, which reached a climax with a series of major concerts in Europe in Autumn 2010.

The second half of the evening featured major US artist Talib Kweli.

Lyrical Alliance played at Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels in November 2011. Further tour dates are planned, details to be announced.

Download the touring pack


Arabic News Channel, MBC covers Lyrical Alliance:

Watch the event on BBC Arabic (scroll to 24mins)

Lyrical Alliance: Bazam

Bazam is written by the Dash Lyrical Alliance team featuring Rabah Donquishoot (Algeria), Shadia Mansour (Palestine), Rayess Bek (Lebanon), Tamer Nafer (Palestine) and Samm (Jordan) as part of the Dash Arabic Series.

Read all the latest online coverage of Lyrical Alliance:
Fly Global Music, SonglinesBritish hip hopThe Independent and Re-Volt Radio

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