INDIKA: Giuliano Modarelli (Kefaya)

22 Oct 2018 | 9pm

LEAF Cafe, Liverpool

KEFAYA with Elaha Soroor

Giuliano Modarelli, Al MacSween & Joost Hendrickx

Part of Indika 2018

Monday 22nd October, 9pm

LEAF Cafe, Liverpool


(tickets may be subject to booking fees)

Kefaya’s  music  has  been  described  as  “internationalist  music”,  “guerrilla  jazz”,  “contemporary  world-fusion”  and  “global  protest  music”. However  you  attempt  to  describe  them,  they are  a  band  that  truly  escape  musical  definition.  An  eclectic  group  of  immigrants,  travelers  and  international  artists,  Kefaya  seek  to  find  the  common  ground  between  folk  traditions  of  the  world  with a  cutting-edge  sound  rooted  firmly  in  the  21st  century. After  tours  across  India,  Italy  and  the  UK,  Kefaya  are  gaining  a  reputation  for  their  virtuosic  and  mesmerising  live  performances.  Their  shows  are  a  unique  synthesis  of  musical  styles,  exploring  the  universal  connections  that  allow  artists  around  the  world  to  develop  a  collective  voice,  whilst  still  paying  homage  to  their  distinct  traditions  and  identities.

Born  into  a  family  of  Afghan-Hazara  refugees,  Elaha Soroor  first  rose  to  fame  through  the  TV  show Afghan  Star.  Her  rising  popularity  in  a  society  known  for  it’s  persecution  of  female  performers  combined with  her  outspoken  views  on  women’s  rights,  led  to  an  environment  of  serious  personal  danger,  and  Elaha was  eventually  forced  to  flee  Afghanistan.  After  arriving  in  London  as  a  refugee,  Elaha  was  introduced  to award-winning  musician-producer  duo  Kefaya and  they  began  to develop  a  fresh  new  sound,  encompassing  Afghan  folk,  spiritual  jazz,  dub  and  electronica.  Their  new  album  Songs  Of  Our  Mothers  is  a  collection  of  folk  songs  by  Afghan  women.  An  organic meeting  of  traditional  and  contemporary  sounds,  the  album  is  a  bold  protest  against  patriarchy  and  a joyous  statement  of  resilience  and  emancipation.

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“A  unique  voice”  -Nitin  Sawhney

“An  incredible  new  album…absolutely  love  it!”-Mary  Anne  Hobbs,  BBC  6  Music

“Powerful,  thought-provoking  stuff”  -****  Songlines

“Ecstatic”  -****  Financial  Times

“Excellent  album…  you  can  imagine  the  pulses  of  digital  subversion  buzzing  through  it”-****  New  Internationalist

This event is strictly ages 18+.

Indika is Europe’s finest festival of Indian arts curated by Milapfest and will be running in venues across Liverpool and beyond from 17th October to 3rd November. For full listings, click here.

Box office information


LEAF Cafe, 65-67 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ


0151 707 7747


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