Abdel Karim Shaar
Curated by Jerusalem In My Heart
Lebanese legend Abdel Karim Shaar is the last of his generation still performing classical ‘Tarab’ repertoire: a musical form that expresses a state of emotional transition. Shaar developed his vocal talent as muezzin in a mosque as well as in a Christian church choir. The singer is known for performances that both challenge himself and the audience in a deep-rooted emotional exchange, which often entails two to three hours of improvisation around one particular musical theme.
Thursday Dec 21st 2017
Watch Abdel Karim Shaar's full performance at LGW17, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart
Friday Sep 29th 2017