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April 2014 - 1st Edition

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First wave of artists announced for Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2014! POPULAR: The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival draws in thousands of people every year

ANNOUNCED: Farah Siraj will be performing at the festival, she is considered a music superstar in the Arab world

By Anush Ansari anush@asianexpress.co.uk

The ever-popular Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) returns for a 13th consecutive year and organisers are delighted to announce the first wave of artists who will appear at this multi art form festival. Female jazz fusion singer Farah Siraj, a music superstar in the Arab world and many European countries, visits LAAF in what is her only UK show this year, in the impressive surroundings of Liverpool’s St George’s Hall on Sunday 8th June. Farah Siraj has a style all her

own, which she describes as Arabian Flamenco Jazz. Siraj has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall and the World Economic Forum. Farah Siraj said: "I am very excited to be part of the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival. This festival is one of the most prestigious in Europe and I am proud to take part in it. One of the things I most look forward to is connecting with the audience and bringing them closer to the Arab world through my music. We have an exciting program lined up and I just know it will be a special night." Boasting a huge range of events,

the nine-day-long festival will take place at various high profile venues across the city including the Bluecoat, FACT, Unity Theatre, St George’s Hall and Sefton Park Palm House. This year LAAF will coincide with Liverpool’s International Festival for Business. This eclectic festival will cover a plethora of cultural mediums and genres, with family activities, visual arts, film, performance, music, dance, food, two book launches and interactive workshops. People of all ages and cultures will find something to interest them. The festival runs from 7-15 June 2014.

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