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Rasha Nahas comes to St Mary’s Church! An evening filled with soulful sounds from the Middle East, in aid of Palexpo.

Palestinian singer, composer and instrumentalist Rasha Nahas has a distinctive approach to songwriting, storytelling and performance, her sound moving seamlessly between the resonances of early rock ‘n’ roll and the anarchic heyday of ‘80s experimental electronica.

Rasha’s critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Desert’, chronicled her journey from Haifa to Berlin and back again. It was featured by BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and the Spotify-produced podcast, Spotify:Mic Check. Her upcoming LP ‘Amrat’ is due for release in the summer of 2022 with tours scheduled across Europe and West Asia. Rasha’s first foray into Arabic language works explores themes of home, belonging, spirituality, freedom and her relationship with her mother-tongue.

Rasha is among the first to receive the Bertha Foundation’s Artivism Award in 2022.


7.40 – 7.55 Q&A with Rasha Nahas & Paul Harper

8.00 – 8.30 Jackie Juno

8.35- 9.05 Matt Harvey

9.05 – 9.25 Interval


10.35-11 drinks & social

Please note there will be a bar available at the venue. 

Palestine Expo is a unique experience, which proudly celebrates Palestinian art, history and culture whilst fostering discussion and activism in the UK. Palestine Expo combines the use of traditional forms of education with cutting edge technology to raise awareness about Palestine. Palestine Expo brings people together to celebrate Palestine like never before!

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