^ Upstairs ^
On May 25th, Palestinian vocalist, Ruba Shamshoum will launch her debut album ‘Shamat’ (Beauty Spots) at Whelan’s – upstairs. Ruba’s music draws from the harmony, sensibility, improvisation and playfulness of jazz, mixed with tinges of Middle Eastern and Arabic musical elements, that compliment her style. Ruba sings in both Arabic and English, and uses music to deal with exile, anger, lack of communication, fear and love.
Support on the night from the unique Ríona Sally Hartman playing a stripped down duo set.
“The craft of the songs draws you in – delicate vocal harmonies and sparse acoustic settings, fresh and unclichéd… bearing most comparison with intrepid New York singers like Theo Bleckmann and Becca Stevens.” – The Irish Times
€10 adv / €15 w/ ablum (only in pre-sales)
Advanced tickets available via Eventbrite.ie
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm