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Sudanese Contemporary Jazz

Living Room Session

13/04/20 7pm


In our second Living Room Session Islam Elbeiti was live from Khartoum, introducing and playing contemporary Sudanese jazz drawing on the country’s rich musical heritage.

Link to livestream: on Facebook

Looking at important figures, Elbeiti explores the potential of jazz as a tool for democracy, playing songs that connect to Sudan’s struggle for democratic freedom. She also talks about how she’s trying to overcome the difficulties in music education in Sudan.

This event is part of our digital programme and connects with the current exhibition ‘Homeland Under My Nails’ by artist Mohammad Omar Khalil, whose transnational career and oeuvre of prints and paintings has been inspired by his homeland Sudan and his vivid interest in Sudanese and the Afro-American Jazz music.

Islam Elbeiti is a Khartoum born musician and cultural practicioner. Currently, she works as the coordinator for the Global Music Campus to institutionalise informal music education. Previously, she worked as a project manager at Impact Hub Khartoum. She is also the presenter of a radio show that profiles jazz musicians and jazz music from all over the world.


Image: Islam Elbeiti. Courtesy of Musaab Emam.


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