A musical meeting place of genre-shattering artists performances and in-depth talks

There’s a place in the sea where salt and sweet water meet and coexist, but don’t dilute one another…barzakh. Newly reinvisioned to present artists online across three nights, Barzakh Festival is a meeting place of musical streams that cross diverse cultures. Global-minded musicians reflecting varied influences and identities, bring together the contemporary and the traditional into a boundary-shattering lineup that will be filled with musical revelations.

Coming to you online via Facebook, Youtube, and our website, this year’s edition of Barzakh Festival features three separate events. Each program shares new work created specifically for the festival, exploring the cultures and origins of the music through performances, exclusive sharings of new works in progress, and conversations with the artists.

In its 5th edition this year’s lineup features:

  • Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo – UAE Online Debut
  • Martha Redbone Roots Project – UAE Online Debut
  • Boom.Diwan w/ special guest Nduduzo Makhathini