News from the studio and a university masterclass

Gazelleband is currently in the studio working on a project provisionally entitled Gazelleband and Friends, bringing cross-continental collaborations for our next release. Along with Reem and Louis, the recordings will include other musicians from Palestine and Europe, with a blend…

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2023 in Review

2022 was a blur! Over the last year, Reem Anbar and Gazelleband performed across Europe at festivals, concert halls, cultural celebrations, workshops and a wide variety of other events. We are currently in the studio, recording traditional Palestinian, Arab World…

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Gazelleband on BBC Arabic

As part of our hotly-received set at the finale of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival on 17 July 2022, Gazelleband were interviewed by BBC Arabic, with words and music in the festival report. For those who don't speak Arabic, we spoke…

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Gazelleband in Ireland

 

Our 13 May performance at Dublin's New Theatre as part of the James Connolly Festival was a storming success, with a sold out venue and a wonderful, enthusiastic and committed crowd. The Gazelleband setlist contained a few surprises, with music…

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Photos from our Spring 2022 concerts

Our Spring 2022 highlights include a full-house show at Liverpool University's Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, with special guest Arian Sadr on percussion, and Reem's solo gig at The Yellow, as part of the Radical Films/Radical Forms Festival in Wembley, north…

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Remembering Palestinian composer Rawhi al-Khammash

Our Liverpool University concert on 9 March will feature music by the legendary Palestinian composer Rawhi al-Khammash (1923-1998), who lived and worked in Iraq after the Nakba of 1948. Having been a child prodigy performing traversed the Arab world and…

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2021: Some Gazelleband Highlights! 

Living through lockdowns and cancellations before the eventual return of live music, 2021 was for us and many others a year of two strangely uneven halves. We are more than a bit proud of ourselves and others who helped us…

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More fan shots from Madrid

Fan clips from our 30 October 2021 concert at Auditorio Pilar Bardem in Rivas, southern Madrid, as part of the Masar Badil Palestinian resistance festival and concert.

 

 

Instrumental version of Mawtini ('My Homeland'), the unofficial Palestinian national anthem, with origins…

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Why we support the boycott of the Israeli 'oud festival'

Gazelleband are proud to sign this statement, which has been published into a half-dozen languages and signed by Palestinian and international musicians. This boycott call represents a committed fight against the colonisation of the oud by a regime aiming to…

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Gazelleband CD available now!

A limited edition, one-off EP release of improvised, arranged and composed music, recorded in summer 2021 in Manchester. After gigging in Britain and Europe, encouraged by enthusiastic audiences who wanted to hear more, Rihla I ("Journey #1") becomes the first…

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