Abdel Karim Shaar - Live at Le Guess Who? 2017

Lebanese legend Abdel Karim Shaar performed live at Le Guess Who? 2017 for his 2nd show outside his home country, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart.

About Abdel Karim Shaar:
Abdel Karim Shaar is the last of his generation still performing classical ‘Tarab’ repertoire: a musical form that expresses a state of emotional transition. Shaar developed his vocal talent as muezzin in a mosque as well as in a Christian church choir. The singer is known for performances that both challenge himself and the audience in a deep-rooted emotional exchange, which often entails one long improvisation around one particular musical theme.

Recorded by Marc Broer at Le Guess Who? 2017 on Friday, 10 November, at Jacobikerk Utrecht. Recordings made in cooperation with VPRO / Vrije Geluiden.

Photography by Melanie Marsman.