ARAB SPRING?

Event-type

LIVE MUSIC

Date

10/25/2012 - 20:00

Venue

THE FLYOVER
3-5 THORPE CLOSE
LONDON
U.K

Nour Festival of Arts
The Flyover
3 – 5 Thorpe Close
London
W10 5XL
25 October
Talk from 7pm
Music from 9pm
£5 per person

An inspiring evening of conversation and music.
A lively panel of journalists, academics, artists and activists with first-hand experience
from the region, will debate how the media has shaped our ideas of the “Arab Spring”.
The panel includes Dr Fatima El-Issawi, a journalist, analyst, and Research Fellow at
POLIS, based at the London School of Economics; and is chaired by Turi Munthe, founder
of the citizen journalism website Demotix.
DJ U-Cef And The Arab League will brew an excellent blend of traditional Maghrebi
music fused with dub, jazz and fresh urban beats that will transport you from West
London deep into the heart of the Sahara.
Turi Munthe is the CEO of the citizen journalism website Demotix. He’s been a publisher, editor, policy analyst, lecturer, journalist and talking head for CNN, BBC, NBC, al-Jazeera, Asahi, Reuters, and Sky. He has written for The Economist, Slate.com, the Financial Times, the Telegraph, the Nation and many other publications. www.demotix.com

Born and raised in Rabat, U-cef (aka Moulay Youssef Adel) absorbed much of his native Morocco’s traditions before moving to New York and then to London. His first CD ‘Halalium’ was a milestone in Moroccan urban dance music, and inspired a whole generation of rappers, b-boys and pro- tools adventurers, from Tangiers to Taroudant and Melilla to Marrakech.

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