ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution

Talking Gigs: Mor Karbasi

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 19:30
The HUBS (Sheffield Hallam Student's Union)

Another in the wonderful series of Talking Gigs which give you the chance to hear top artists from the UK and around the world, in intimate venues, play and talk about their music, instruments, culture, countries … and to ask questions about whatever aspects of the music interests you. And each of the gigs raises funds for ASSIST.

Mor Karbasi burst onto the global world music scene in 2008 with the release of her first album, and has continued to capture audiences internationally with her truly exceptional voice. Her first album ‘Beauty and the Sea’ received rave reviews. She was immediately mentioned alongside such renowned singers as Mariza and Estrella Morente. But as Robin Denselow in The Guardian puts it “ Mor has her own individual approach and she sounds as dramatic as she looks, switching effortlessly from the songs that mix Flamenco with North African…to old Ladino songs. Her voice is remarkable as she mixes delicacy, power and control, as she moves between rousing harsh edged songs and spine tingling subtlety.”
Mor Karbasi is the perfect artist for a TalkingGig – a stunning talent with a repertoire which reflects her own fascinating story, as well as the centuries old traditions of the Sephardic Jews and the influences of both Flamenco and Fado. The gig will give you the chance to learn something about these different elements of her story as well as hearing a full set of her astonishing music.

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Hurry because this is likely to be a sell out!

A big THANK YOU to Talking Gigs for their ongoing support for ASSIST!