Palestini­an Sing­er Song-writer and Gui­tar­ist To Per­form at WOW Fest­iv­al on 11th and 12th March
11th March 2022 @17:15 Queen Eliza­beth Foy­er Hall
12th March 2022 @14:00 — 17:00 Sat­urday at WOW

Haifa born, Ber­lin based Palestini­an sing­er, song­writer and gui­tar­ist Rasha Nahas will be present­ing two per­form­ances at London’s Women of the World Fest­iv­al, per­form­ing new mater­i­al from her upcom­ing album “AMRAT” to be released this summer.

Rasha Nahas will be play­ing two stripped back sets, cre­at­ing a sound that moves seam­lessly between the res­on­ances of early rock ‘n’ roll and the reck­less echoes of free jazz, com­ple­men­ted by her dis­tinct­ive approach to song­writ­ing, storytelling and performance.

The show on the 11th of March will see her show­case music­al cre­ations both past and present, giv­ing a sneak pre­view of some of her upcom­ing releases. Rasha’s per­form­ance on the 12th will come as part of the Sat­urday at WOW pro­gram, where she will be scor­ing the obit­u­ar­ies of some of the world’s most influ­en­tial women.

Rasha’s upcom­ing album “AMRAT” con­sists of a rich son­ic sound­scape that brings togeth­er oppos­i­tions of the urb­an and the rur­al, the organ­ic and the pro­cessed, the near and the dis­tant. While some tracks weave togeth­er clas­sic­al and rhythm gui­tar arrange­ments, per­cus­sions, strings, Qaraqeb, there’s “the oth­er side” with more elec­tric gui­tars and synths. The sub­ject mat­ter of “Amrat” swings between pas­sion­ate emo­tions, dark corners of the soul and the diverse con­nota­tions a place can sig­ni­fy, shat­ter­ing bor­ders and bin­ar­ies and re-ima­gin­ing the concept of space.

The shat­ter­ing of dicho­tom­ies is espe­cially evid­ent in the offi­cial video of her song AL MADINI (The City), which was filmed on a phone cam­era as Rasha was mov­ing between Haifa and Berlin.

Pro­duced by Rasha Nahas and Palestini­an musi­cian and com­poser Shaden Nahra, the album was recor­ded in the freshly built 67 Stu­dio in Majdal Shams in the occu­pied Golan Heights. Rasha has for the first time ven­tured into her Arab­ic moth­er tongue to pen down the deep-seated lyr­ics of this album, while col­lab­or­at­ing with some of the Arab­ic-speak­ing world’s sim­il­arly minded artists includ­ing Egyp­tian Dina El Wedidi and Palestini­an Terez Sliman.

Her shows with­in the WOW Fest­iv­al at London’s South­bank Cen­ter come only a few days after her sched­uled per­form­ance at the Ber­lin based Queer Film Teddy Award, Ber­linale Inter­na­tion­al Film Awards.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.