What's On

Friday 05 July


19:00 - 22:00

COSMIC ANALOG ENSEMBLE (Full band Europe debut)

Spearheading an unparalleled discography of 80 albums over the span of 10 years, Cosmic Analog Ensemble is the project of the mastermind Lebanese producer and multi-instrumentalist Charif Megarbane. As part of Shubbak festival, he will be making his anticipated European full-band debut.

Combining symphonic soul, grainy North African funk, free jazz, Saharan blues and krautrock, Cosmic Analog’s music is a hypnotising and powerful force to be reckoned with – a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack for the 21st century. Played live. Releasing the critically acclaimed “Les Sourdes Oreilles” in 2017, it was described by Bandcamp as “a crate-digger’s dream, a magnum force of infectious grooves and sample-ready melodies”. Boilerroom, Medium and Pitchfork have all been equally impressed.

Living in Kenya for over a decade, Megarbane also runs the one-man operation Hisstology Records, a label of mostly instrumental music informed by everything from classic soul and scintillating afrobeat, to beat-tape boom-bap and vintage Italian movie scores. His music has also been used in over a hundred film and video game projects from Europe to South America, Africa and Middle East, including on major networks such as PBS, Vice, and al Jazeera.

The show will be followed by an electronic set from Trans-mara Express.

This event was made possible with support from Arts Council England, A. M. Qattan Foundation, Bagri Foundation and the British Council.

Presented with additional support from Cockayne Grants for the Arts and London Community Foundation.

This event is 18+. (photo ID required) 
Camden assembly is not wheelchair accessible.
Shubbak is the UK’s premier festival of contemporary Arab culture, presenting outstanding international Arab artists to audiences in London and across England. Taking place from 28 June – 14 July 2019 in venues across London, Shubbak provides an opportunity to engage with arts and culture from across the Arab world.

Entry : £16+

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