Mai w Dai at Tamesis Dock

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27 January 2020



7:30 pm

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Mai w Dai is colloquial Arabic for water and light. It is a combination of song and poetry performance. It is a result of many feelings, thoughts and conversations which brought Ruba Shamshoum and Farah Chamma together.

Joined by multi-instrumentalist and composer Kareem Samara, Ruba and Farah will be sharing the same stage for the first time.

Mai w Dai is a playful celebration of things taking their time to bloom and grow. It is a performance which acknowledges the fast pace of living in a big city such as London, yet which chooses to take a moment to sing for slowness. Its songs want to glorify the pace of the sloth or the process of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly. They also want to sing for love, good friendships, and clumsiness.
This night on the lovely Tamesis Dock boat bar will also be a celebration of Farah leaving London to embark on a new adventure. We will be drinking and dancing until we forget that she is going away.