Our partnership with Talking Gigs has resulted in some of our favourite events over the past few years. Their unique format combines a first half of conversation and musical illustrations, with a second half of all music.
This event features award-winning singer and songwriter Iness Mezel, performing a duo with her life-long friend and bandmate Nora Abdoun, who is also Berber from Algeria, and plays traditional percussion like the “Bendir” a frame drum emblematic of Berber/Amazigh* identity, a two thousand-year-old culture which has long suffered and still suffers from oppression and invisibility.
This unique duo explores an audacious combination between the Amazigh tradition of voice backed by percussion, with other rhythmic and vocal styles.
See the Talking Gigs website for more information about their events: https://www.talkinggigs.co.uk/
TalkingGigs – raising funds for ASSIST, an invaluable lifeline for people in Sheffield who’ve been refused asylum.