I saw Khyam Allami and TMMoB play seperately last year and were both good, but having them on the same stage this year was an inspired collaboration.

TMMob came on dressed in Keffiyahs and carried  out some impenetrable ritual with burning incense (or a really large Moseley Marrow, I couldn’t tell from my vantage point), lots of bowing and genuflecting. It was a nice mystical piece of musical theatre,  and Allami’s oud (?) playing was beautiful. I just wish I was listening to it lying on pillows with a sheesha and some exotic bint feeding me fresh pomengranates rather than freezing my nuts of in some barn in Birmingham.Unfortunately  I couldn’t see the entire set due to timetable clashes with Factory Floor. 😦

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