2018 Performers

Ali Hasan & Kamiran Gharib

HasanGharib Ali & Kamiran are Kurdish musicians who, because of the current war, had to flee Syria with their families, and now live in Coffs Harbour. Ali sings and plays the tanbur, a traditional stringed instrument, while Kamiran plays the darbuka. Having a very long association as musicians, their playing together is masterful. Their performance will be a wonderful opportunity to experience Kurdish traditional music, very close to the source. This music crosses language barriers to touch your heart, with expressions of love, longing and respect for their culture, country and experiences. And don’t be surprised if you feel the urge to leap up and start dancing!