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Simona Abdallah

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An exceptional evening of classics and fusion with renowned percussionist Simona Abdallah, were she will be able to move between each piece in an energetic manner unlike any usual beats you’ve heard before!

Percussionist Simona Abdallah was born 1979 in Germany, where her Palestinian parents escaped to from Lebanon. Later on the family moved to Denmark, where Simona spend her childhood in Denmark’s second largest city, the windy port town of Aarhus.

Simona Abdallah plays Arabic percussion, primarily the Darbuka- a goblet-shaped drum.
She fuses her ancestral Arabic rhythms with House, Electronica and World music.
The Darbouka is considered solely a masculine instrument, and is traditionally always played by men.
That makes Simona the first female musician from an Arabic background to break the tradition with an internationally acclaimed success to follow.

Simona had to teach herself to play the percussion and has been playing since she was 15 years old. Because of her chosen instrument, she was often challenged, both in her choices and the pursuit of her career. Simona never lost sight of what she wanted and strongly believes in following your dreams and staying positive - even if the going sometimes gets tough.

She finds her inspiration all kinds of genres and her music revolves around House, Electronic, Pop Ambient, Oriental, and World Music.

She has worked with and supported acclaimed artists like Natacha Atlas, CHEB KHALED, Tamer Hosny, DJ Said Mrad, Middle East Peace Orchestra, Donna Cadogan, MAKADEM, Efterklang, DJ Mike Sheridan, Band Ane, Lis Sørensen, Aura Dione, Casper Christensen & Frank Hvam, Jenny Wilson, Anisette, DR Symphony Orchestra, Oriental Tahkt, and Danish rocklegends, SORT SOL.

Simona Abdallah produced and released her first single REACH OUT in 2010 and is currently in the studio recording her first album.


Simona Abdallah is a very accomplished artist, touring with her own solo show, but never hesitates to gig and explore new genres with other artists.

Simona Abdallah - Fortune Teller (Qariat Al Fingan) 2017 https://www.facebook.com/Simonaabdallah/posts/10154902579725264

This event is produced by Arts Canteen in association with Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and support by Savera UK http://www.saverauk.co.uk/

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