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Full Price : £8

Age 17-29: £4

16 and under: £1

When : Sat 13th Oct at 2:00pm (Ends - 3:00pm)

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Where : Marsden Royal British Legion - Full details below ▼

Category : Ticketed, Headliners, New Stream


A trio of British-Iraqi composer and vocalist Alya Al-Sultani, award-winning composer and pianist Clemens Christian Poetzsch from Leipzig and cellist Shirley Smart, a leading improviser and cross-genre musician who had spent a decade in Jerusalem immersed in the music of the region.

SAWA’s free improvisations and treatments of folk music wander through space and clusters of notes, distortion and pure sound, drawing on a deep musical and personal chemistry between Alya’s Arabic singing, Clemens’ love of polyrhythmic treatments and Shirley’s synaesthetic improvising power to take you on a journey through Iraqi and Arabic folk songs as you’ve never heard them before.

“The pick of the bunch, drawing passionately on elements from middle-eastern folk, minimalism, improv and classical music.” (Jazzwise review of Manchester Jazz Festival 2017)

Sponsor:Dr Strange

Venue Info - Marsden Royal British Legion

A large, friendly club with dance floor and a range of very reasonably priced drinks including Tetley bitter and mild, John Smith bitter, and Carlsberg lager. Sandwiches are available at the bar.

Contact Details


Marsden Royal British Legion Grange Estates, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6AJ.

Tel: 01484 843617

Venue accessible to disabled people with assistance.