War on Want, MARSM UK and Movimientos Present: Wara & Kallemi
A dynamic double bill showcasing some of the most powerful Latin American and Palestinian acts on the scene. From piercing Cuban timba to unapologetic Arabic hip-hop, dembow and folklore, this electrifying lineup celebrates the revolutionary power of music from Latin America to the Middle East.
Playing deep into the rhythms of urban Latin America, Wara is an award-winning musical outfit that fuels its signature sound with bass-heavy dembow, biting synths and hip-hop. With backgrounds spanning from Cuba to Congo, Venezuela and Chile, Wara’s performances are a musical homage to their heritage; provocative and potent, a Pan-Latin powerhouse that’s paving a way of its own.
Born on the path between Basel and Ramallah, Kallemi emerged from a collaborative musical project between Swiss, Dominican and Palestinian musicians. Blending deep buttery beats with world influenced percussions, dipped in distorted unapologetic guitars – soulful, delicate yet fierce singing added with Arabic, English and Latino hip-hop. Kallemi includes La Nefera, Maisa Daw, Rasha Nahhas and Jasmine Albash.