Me Gusta presents Habibi Funk: Manchester Jazz Festival

  • Friday | 26.05.23
  • 11.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £5 Early Bird / ...

After a sell-out show at YES and an incredible Boiler room set at Warehouse Project’s Repercussion, we are super happy to bring Habibi Funk back to Band on the Wall.

Come along with your loved ones and embark on a musical journey with us guiding you through a multitude of genres such Arabic zouk (a genre originating from the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe) like Mallek Mohamed’s music, Algerian coladera (a popular musical style from the Cape Verdean islands) or Lebanese AOR.

Habibi Funk is dedicated to re-releasing a style of music that historically never existed as a musical genre. We use the term to describe a certain sound that we like from the countries of the Arab world. The songs we chose were created in places quite far from another and under very different circumstances. Some were written and recorded during war times, others in exile. Despite the differences we think there is a musical connection between them. Essentially, we are interested in the musical endeavors, in which artists from the Arab world mixed local and regional influences with musical interests that came from outside of the region.

A standing show. On sale 10am 24th Feb.

Artists on stage: 11.00pm
Curfew: 3.30am
Stage: The Venue