Saturday July 20, 2024

06:30 PM - 11:00 pm

Habibi Festival will take us on a musical odyssey to sample the vibrant sounds of the South West Asia North Africa (SWANA) region. Curated by Alex Knowlton, Yacine Boulares, and Meera Dugal, the festival will bring us contemporary and traditional rhythms reimagined by artists like headliner Bab L’Bluz, a Franco-Moroccan psychedelic rock group captivating audiences from Marrakech to Baghdad to Brooklyn. The night will kick off with an ensemble led by Yacine Boulares who will be joined by guests of NYC’s SWANA diaspora including Omar Offendum, Mona Miari, Felukah, Zafer Tawil, plus a DJ set by the Yalla! Party Project.


Created with the goal of giving a snapshot of contemporary and traditional music of the South West Asia North Africa (SWANA) region, Habibi Festival aims to take listeners on a journey of the sounds wafting through the airwaves and living rooms of cities spanning Marrakech to Baghdad. This new performing arts festival is a collaboration between the Director of Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater Alex Knowlton, artist/composer/curator Yacine Boulares, and curator/producer Meera Dugal who are bonded by the goal of creating more joyful spaces for performance, conversation, and storytelling from this part of the world.

Saturday July 20, 2024

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: FREE

Habibi Festival at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, Prospect Park Bandshell