Join us for our second Living Room Session with Islam Elbeiti. Live from Khartoum, she will introduce and play contemporary Sudanese jazz drawing on the country’s rich musical heritage. Looking at important figures, Elbeiti will explore the potential of jazz as a tool for democracy, playing songs that connect to Sudan’s struggle for democratic freedom. She’ll also talk about how she’s trying to overcome the difficulties in music education in Sudan.
Link to livestream: on Facebook
This event is part of our digital programme and connects with the current exhibition ‘Homeland Under My Nails’ by artist Mohammad Omar Khalil, whose transnational career and oeuvre of prints and paintings has been inspired by his homeland Sudan and his vivid interest in Sudanese and the Afro-American Jazz music.
Islam Elbeiti is a Khartoum born musician and cultural practicioner. Currently, she works as the coordinator for the Global Music Campus to institutionalise informal music education. Previously, she worked as a project manager at Impact Hub Khartoum. She is also the presenter of a radio show that profiles jazz musicians and jazz music from all over the world.