A legend of #Palestine’s music scene, Shafik Kabha’s influence cannot be understated. This show is jam packed with best tracks and greatest hits!
For this special one off show, Arts Canteen will be celebrating the music and life of #ShafikKabha – hailed by some as a truly ‘pan-Palestine’ singer, with huge popularity in Gaza, the West Bank and Galilee.
Get your dancing shoes ready for a night to remember, celebration and surprise guest artists, DJs and Kabha’s best!
Shafik Kabha was born on 24 September 1960 in Kafr Qara, near to the city of Haifa. He was sadly was gunned down on his way home from singing at a wedding in Umm al Fahm, Galilee on 22 October 2013. He was aged 53.
He joined his first band at the age of 16 and his popularity grew rapidly. He performed at weddings and gained a reputation for exhilarating performances. He produced more than 10 records, all of them well known, with over 100 of his live shows being circulated on cassette.
Musically, Shafik walked the line between tradition and Western-influenced modernity, often using keyboards, guitars and drums in new arrangements of traditional Middle Eastern songs.