Celebrating its sixth year, Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) festival offering artists and audiences the chance to experience a rich programme of art by contemporary Arab women artists. Running throughout March, AWAN 2020 will include visual art, music, theatre, spoken word, panel discussions, and workshops.
Formed in Malmö 2008, Tarabband hosts some of Sweden’s most skilled folk & world Musicians. The group is led by the charismatic Iraqi Egyptian singer Nadin, who fled war In Iraq to Sweden in 2001. Tarabband’s music and lyrics narrates her journey of survival, Exile, life and rebirth.
Tarabband combines groove and sweetness with a charismatic voice to transgress Borders that are drawn between countries and humans. “Tarab” itself is an Arabic term for The ecstasy that can appear when music and emotions merge and become one.