Ahmed’s music, through which she seeks to blur the lines between jazz, electronic sound design and the music of her Bahraini heritage, has been described as ‘psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling’.

Tonight’s performance will include a selection of compositions from her acclaimed second album, La Saboteuse, plus excerpts from her suite inspired by the work songs of the Bahraini pearl divers, Alhaan Al Siduri, and pieces from her soon-to-be-released third album, Polyhymnia.

Hafla is an Arabic word meaning a party, a gathering of kindred spirits and Yazz’s Hafla band is an all-star gathering of her closest musical collaborators.

Featuring, George Crowley, bass clarinet, Ralph Wyld, vibraphone, Naadia Sheriff, piano/electric piano, Dudley Phillips, bass, Martin France, drums, and Corrina Silvester, percussion.