Playing tracks by
Maha's Music, Shadia Mansour, Mashrou' Leila, Erik Satie, Um Khalthoum and more.
Hear interviews with award winning writer - Hannah Khalil, producer - Alia Alzoughbi, Chris White - director as well as Paul Burgess - designer of the play 'Scenes from 68* Years' which is premièring at the Arcola Theatre, to April 30th 2016. With music from Arabic classics such as Um Kalthoum and Marcel Khalife and modern songs from Mashrou' Leila and Far3i.
Scenes from 68* Years is an epic snapshot of life in Palestine, then and now drawing on stories from family and friends’ lives to paint this alternative picture – one rarely glimpsed in mainstream media.
A cast of six actors in the UK – and one Palestinian, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Skyping in daily – will take you on a whistle-stop tour through space and time, from 1948 to the present day.
Presented, edited and produced by Maha Rahwanji.
Studio Manager: Talal Karkouti