Korean shamanic folk-pop meets guitar-fueled Somaliland songs in an exciting showcase of cultural traditions.

Day 2 of Barzakh Festival features ADG7 (Korea) and Sahra Halgan (Somaliland).

In addition to the music, enjoy a Night souk style artisan shopping experience at the concert with quality street food and 40 locally based artisan stalls, with items ranging from handmade soaps, candles, local artwork, jewelry, home décor, pottery, and many more. Access to the Night souk is free and open to the public, so bring your family along!

Ak Dan Gwang Chil (Korea)

Making their UAE debut after an acclaimed online concert with The Arts Center, Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) are a multi-award winning Korean traditional music group, featuring six Korean traditional musicians and three powerhouse female folk singers. They perform repertoire from the sacred, shamanic, and secular gut (ritual music) and minyo (folk song) traditions of the Hwanghae-do region, nowadays a western province of North Korea.

Presented with the support of the Korean Cultural Center.

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Sahra Halgan (Somaliland)

Sahra Halgan presents a mix of original compositions and traditional Somali songs through distorted guitars, African percussion, and Sahra’s distinctive warbling vocals. Sahra sings about love, gratitude, and rebuilding her nation, using poetry typical of the Somali language. Each member of the group brings their own distinctive background into the music: Aymeric Krol, who has spent time in Bamako studying Malian percussions, uses his set of hand drums to drive the band, while Maël Salètes’ distorted guitars and hypnotic riffs give a solid rock backbone, and keyboardist Graham Mushnik, injects Golden Era psychedelia.

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