Esraa Warda will open the night with a dance performance to the rhythms of rai, chaoui, allaoui and more Algerian beats! All the way from New York, Esraa is a child of the Algerian diaspora. She is a cultural warrior and advocates for the representation and preservation of North African women-led dance traditions. A show to behold!
A rising star of underground British hip-hop, Jaz Kahina is London’s homegrown talent. The combination of her original visual style, original content and fast-paced witty flows have turned heads and received critical acclaim from MTV UK, Radio 1Xtra, and Romesh Ranganathan’s Hip Hop Saved My Life podcast.
Headlining the Festival is The Voice star Samira Brahmia and her world-famous band. Samira has since galvanised a huge audience on both sides of the Mediterranean and has become a huge star in the Maghreb music scene, frequenting various Parisian editions of Folles Nuits Berbères, Barbès Café, and Cabaret Tam Tam at the Cabaret Sauvage. She will rock East London with her incredible blend of East meets West sound and her strong yet mesmerising vocals. She comes to us with her latest album AWA.