Unmissable - Speed Caravan At Dingwalls Camden Lock 7 October

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Take Rachid Taha, the Chemical Brothers and the tradition of oud master Udi Hrant Kenkulian, put them in a neo-punk-rock-gypsy-hendrix-esque wrapper add semtex and you get the ultimate cliche of Speed Caravan.

An unmissable gig, Mehdi Haddab and Speed Caravan are a force for change: their powerful, rhythmic rock sound takes 100 years of music and drops it effortlessly in today.  Real World have released a special version of their album Kalashnik Love, to buy the MP3 version click HERE

Selected tracks:  Kalashnik Love
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To add a cherry to this delight, DJ UMB will be spinning the night away.  Listen to him on myspace HERE

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Performance 730pm 7 October.
Tickets £10. To buy click Buy Tickets or ring 08700 600 100
Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London NW1 8AB Click Map for map.
Nearest Tube: Camden Town, Camden Road and Chalk Farm

Links:
Dingwall’s listings / Speed Caravan at Real World / Speed Caravan on Myspace

Abdullah Chhadeh & Syriana 11th December - Win Tickets

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Abdullah ChhadehThis Thursday, Toynbee Studios host the celebrated Syrian born musician, Abdullah Chhadeh and his new project, Syriana.  Think Fairuz meets Ry Cooder over coffee for an idea of the dialogue this project represents.

Listen below to an extract from Chhadeh’s previous album, Seven Gates.  Also click HERE for the trailer to Chhadeh’s new film “The Sounds of Damascus”.
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Details: Doors, 730pm Thursday 11 December
Venue: Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB. Click for map
Tickets: £15 ea. available by clicking or call 0207 650 2350

COMPETITION DETAILS:

Kapa Productions are offering two pairs of tickets is available each to the first two people who can answer:

What is the name of the instrument Abdullah Chhadeh plays?

Click HERE to email your answer, copy and paste KAZBAH/KAPA COMPETITION in the subject line.

Further discounted tickets at £10 are available (usually £15) by quoting KAPA when booking.  Call 020 7650 2350 to book.

Maximum of 4 tickets per person. This offer is subject to availability and is only available for telephone sales. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

Links: www.abdullahchhadeh.com/, Kapa Productions, Abdullah Chhadeh’s film “The Sounds of Damascus”

Books: Nadeem Aslam Talks about his Latest Book The Wasted Vigil

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The Wasted Vigil CoverNadeem Aslam’s latest novel, The Wasted Vigil, set in post Taliban Afghanistan, was published on the 4th September 2008 by Faber & Faber in hardback. pp. 369, rrp £17.99.  In the recording below Nadeem Aslam talks to Kazbah about the influences and inspirations behind The Wasted Vigil.
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Click HERE for The Wasted Vigil on faber and Faber’s website.

Comedy: Shappi Returns to Soho 31 July to 9 August

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Carry On ShappiShappi returns to the Soho Theatre 31st July to 9th August.  Don’t miss her.

Event Details:Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street from 8pm 31 July to 2 Aug & 7 to 9th August.

Tickets:£12 (£10 concs) Call +44 207 478 0100 or click Buy Tickets to buy on line.

Directions: Click for map.
Nearest Tube:Tottenham Court Road

Visit Shappi on Myspace

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