Ouds & the City - Kareem Samara & guests

35-47 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6LA


This concert presents different perspectives, focusing on various materials used for music and sound creation in Cairo and other cities.

Kareem and guests investigate new ways of composing to employ the use of improvisation through the lens of its fundamental use in Arabic music.

Kareem Samara is a multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer and organiser, currently finishing an MA in Sonic Arts at Goldsmiths University, London. His particular area of interest is in diasporic identity and de-colonial possibilities of sound and music. As well as performing solo with traditional Arabic instruments and electronics, Kareem is a serial collaborator with musicians and poets worldwide. He is part of an international trio with Ryan Harvey and Shireen Lilith, whose songs explore the link between struggles such as Black Lives Matter, the Arab Spring and beyond.