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Three local artists present an inspired fusion of poetry, storytelling and live Middle Eastern Music. The Sufi poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, and the humorous but also inspiring stories of Mullah Nasruddin are performed alongside a wealth of Arabic songs expressing divine and earthy love, with intricate melodies played on a range of traditional instruments. Taking place in the atmospheric St Mary’s Church, the evening promises to inspire and intrigue.

About the artists:

Russell Harris has been performing Middle Eastern music since the mid 80’s. He has studied music with teachers in Turkey and other middle eastern countries.

Samar Zeki is originally from Iraq. She has sung Arabic songs since childhood and is particularly interested in traditional Iraqi songs.

Mark Bedford is a storyteller and speaker of poetry. He has performed in the UK and internationally for over 20 years.

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