Club Inégales presents:
Merit Ariane Stephanos + Nilufar Habibian
Thursday 10th May
Now entering its 19th season Song of Songs, Club Inégales turns its ever-adventurous gaze to the mystic and divine.
Drawing inspiration from Middle Eastern and Asian poets such as Rumi and Khalil Gibran, and that exceptionally sensual chapter in the Bible The Song of Solomon, our house band and talented guests will be celebrating music and poetry that expresses love and devotion, in both human and mystical ways.
In the second of five performances, we will be showcasing the talents of singer Merit Ariane Stephanos, who will be joined by master quanun-player Nilufar Habibian. The show will feature performances of the Aramaic chant ‘Sephardic Songs’, as well as the artists' own compositions. As always, our ever-adventurous house band Notes Inégales will be on hand to help bring both artists' exciting sonic explorations to life.
"Merit Ariane Stephanos sung chants from the Egyptian Coptic tradition, in a pliant, graceful voice … The sheer sound was dizzying, and the metaphor it offered of things long-separated coming back together was moving too." - The Daily Telegraph
“Stephanos embodied Firdaus’s rawness with authenticity and conviction … this was a privileged first look at an arresting new piece of music theatre.” - The Guardian
"Ms Stephanos was clearly at ease with Middle Eastern vocal music and style and the piece, for me, worked best when at its most tender and intimate, especially with the beautiful Qanun commentary performed by Nilufar Habibian." - York Press
Date: Thursday 10th May
Time: Doors from 7pm; Music from 8pm
Venue: Club Inégales, 180 North Gower Street, NW1 2NB
Nearest stations: Euston, Euston Square & Warren Street
As always, there'll be delicious food from Taste of India available on the day, and free WiFi.