Arabic Twist features the beauty of Arabic culture through music, poetry and dance, in a bid to counteract negative media reports about xenophobia and refugee issues. The ensemble will recreate a piece from the long and rich Arabic cultural history for the Espa Stage through their sense-engaging music. Our guides for this expedition between two cultures will include Iraqi singer Ali Saad and Finnish musician Sanna Salmenkallio. Kaari Martin is a flamenco artist known for her brave and genre bending work.
Ali Saad – vocals
Sanna Salmenkallio – piano, violin
Kaari Martin – dance
Abdu Elou – drums
In collaboration with the Concert Centre Finland