Calling all aspiring musicians, singers and instrumentalists in Jeddah!
Join us for a listening session exploring the Sawt Asura archive, tapping into old and unpublished songs performed by legends of the Hejazi folk scene in the 60s and 70s such as Etab, Eida Eid, Toha and Nourah Mubarak.
A journey into the past, reflecting on the process of practicing memory – how we remember songs and tell stories but more importantly ways in which we can reinterpret or reimagine them to orally preserve history, traditions and social values within our own musical practices and livelihood.
This event is free and open to all. RSVP required due to limited capacity. Participants registering for this event may be interested to attend ‘Yamama’s Flight Jam Session’ on Saturday 16 December.
Sawt Asura is a Saudi-based alternative music education and archiving platform inviting transdisciplinary creatives to offer a native voice in music culture. It was founded by independent artist and curator Tara Al Dugaither whose mission is to archive vocal and lyrical heritage of Saudi women and men, offering a safe space for representation and access through musical exploration and expression.