A weekend of workshops with the Sacred Sounds Women's Interfaith Choir, teaching Palestinian and Arabic songs.
22 November 2014
Victoria Methodist Church, Stafford Rd, Sheffield
Hosted by Sheffield Socialist Choir, Reem returns to Sheffield to introduce us to the famous Palestinian and Arab anthem ‘Mawtini'. Her workshop will also cover basic Arabic music theory as well as diction. You can be sure of an exciting and enlightening day with Reem! Open to all singers and anyone interested in Palestine and the Palestinians. Funded by the Arts Council of England. EVENT RE-SCHEDULED FROM 15 FEBRUARY.
Reem returns to Vestry Hall to give a workshop on Arabic traditional singing and music. Like her May 2009 workshop in Sorby House, participants will learn about Arabic song, and they will be encouraged to connect with the songs of their mothers and grandmothers. In 2003, Reem wrote and presented a documentary for BBC Radio 4 entitled “Yemeni Echoes in a Northern Town” on the music of Sheffield’s Yemeni community. You can be sure of an unforgettable day with Reem! This event is funded by the Arts Council of England and is open to all women. There will be no charge. EVENT RE-SCHEDULED FROM 14 FEBRUARY.
05 November 2014 to 10/11/2014
National Theatre of Scotland, Glasgow
Reem's second development session with the National Theatre of Scotland as part of their "Four Daughters" project, featuring indigenous women from around the world. Alongside Reem, the "Four" comprise:
Maeve Mackinnon, Scottish Gaelic singer;
Pura Fe, Native American singer/songwriter from the Tuscarora tribe of North Carolina;
Ora Barlow, New Zealand Maori singer.
10 October 2014, 7pm for 8pm
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London
Reem in concert (STOP PRESS: Event cancelled, with apologies).
Reem will be performing as a special guest with Live Junction. Made up of a host of versatile and imaginative musicians in their fields, Live Junction breaks down the boundaries between genres to produce shows that move seamlessly between different styles by juxtaposing a mix of original composition, improvisation, and known repertoire.
Reem will perform at a special event at the BFI as part of Celebrating Sanctuary London, accompanied by her pianist Bruno Heinen. Produced by Counterpoint Arts, the Festival plays a crucial role in promoting Refugee Week to London and the whole of the UK.
Reem will participate as a solo artist in a specially commissioned production, of which there will be 2 performances as part of the opening of Bergen International Festival. The British composer, Orlando Gough, is writing the piece for full orchestra, to celebrate the bicentennial of Norway's Constitution. The piece will be performed by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and assorted guest artists and conducted by Clark Rundell.