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Qat, Coffee & Qambus


Join us for a special evening of music from Yemen and beyond, with DJ Chris Menist. Chris will play rare Yemeni vinyl singles from the ‘60s & ‘70s, featuring vintage oud and vocal music from Yemen. Although part of the Arabic musical tradition, Yemeni music takes its rhythmic lead as much from the East African coast as the surrounding Arab Peninsula. The night will give a flavour of the sights and sounds of Yemen, one of the world’s oldest civilisations, as well as music from the region and beyond, from across the Red Sea, to the Indonesian archipelago.

Chris Menist is a writer, DJ and musician. As well as compiling Qat, Coffee & Qambus he has co-curated the ‘Sound of Wonder’ series for Finders Keepers Records, which showcases vintage Pakistani cinema soundtracks, as well as two compilations of Thai music ‘The Sound of Siam’ for Soundway, and ‘Thai? Dai!’, also for Finders Keepers. You can read more about Chris’ record-hunting journey in Yemen in The Guardian.

Images from Chris’s travels in Yemen will also be projected, and traditional Yemeni coffee, as well as a bar will be available at this event.

FREE, rsvp@mosaicrooms.org

Don’t forget to check our screenings page for forthcoming films at The Mosaic Rooms.

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