“Arts Canteen in conversation ,” a series of talks on the intersection of art and cultural issues, will premiere LIVE on Thursday 8 October 2020 as on line with a conversation between Palestinian singer and songwriter Ruba Shamshoum and lead by Aser El Saqqa , founder and managing director of Arts Canteen, London.
Free Event on Arts Canteen’s Youtube Channel
A creator of poetic dream pop, a fusion of soulful sounds. Her voice encapsulates jazz elements and Middle Eastern vibes with colourful harmonies. Her lyrics tell stories of femininity, vulnerability, and human connection to nature and to the self.
Ruba Shamshoum is a Palestinian musician, born and raised in Nazareth and currently living in London. Ruba’s music draws from the sensibility of jazz, mixed with tinges of Middle Eastern elements. This mix complements her style and brings it to unique and distinctive places.
Ruba studied jazz performance at Newpark Music Centre in Ireland and was an active part of the Irish jazz scene. She wrote music for the film “When I Saw You”, and released songs that were part of top indie charts in the Middle East and North Africa, generating much acclaim.