Anwar Ali & Dave Owen

African, Folk
Anwar Ali moved to the UK as a refugee originally hailing from the Bajuni Islands, off the coast of East Africa. Dave Owen is a guitarist from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. Somewhat fortuitously the pair met in Liverpool’s Zanzibar Club simultaneously captivated by the others’ distinct and contrasting sound. The sound they produce is a unique blend; steeped in Swahili and East African musical heritage and underpinned by a British folk sensibility. Dave’s acoustic guitar complements Anwar’s oud with the artists’ shared passion and intensity producing a haunting and emotive sound.
May 16, 2019 7:50 pm Thursday Acoustics @ The Royal Oak
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