The King of Rai in the UK Is Back on Tour

London, UK – Algerian rai musician,

Abdelkader Saadoun
, begins his latest UK tour, which will include live
performances at various festivals and workshops.

Tour dates:

Friday 17 June 2005

Forest Arts Centre, Old Milton Road,
New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6DS
Box office: 01425 612393

Abdelkader Saadoun: Vocals, Algerian mandola & percussion
Andy Mellon: trumpet
Gerry Hunt: bass guitar
Pack Hilder : drums
Abdrrazak Rabhi : darbuka, tanborin & bendir
Mia Serra: belly dancingNorth African Drumming workshop at Forest Arts Centre
One hour drumming workshop 5 till 6pm
Participants are encouraged to bring their own jembes, darbukas or other hand
drums like agogos, tamborines, frame drums bongos or other African hand drums. A
few darbukas, jembes, karkabas & bendirs (frame drums) will be available as well

26 June
Eid Mela Festival – Cannon Hill Park – Birmingham Eid Mela

Abdelkader Saadoun: mandola, guitar & vocals
Seyi Akinde: drums
Pack Hilder: percussion
Werner Kristiansen: guitar
Davide Mantovani: bass Guitar
plus special guests

Collaboration project with:
Abdelkader Saadoun & Kheith Waithe
Algeria Meets Guyana
29th June @ Leicester Athena

Abdelkader Saadoun: Vocals, Algerian mandola/ percussion
Kheith Waithe: flutes/ vocal gymnastics
Steve Lodder: piano & keyboard
Patrick Zambonin: electric bass
Andy Mellon: trumpet
Pack Hilder: drums/ percussion
Mo Nazam: electric guitar
Eustace Williams: electric bass
Darrly Le Que: Caribbean drums/ percussion
Jo Jo Yates: vocals, kora & Ghanaian drums

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10th July – the Big Weekend
World Music Day on Parkers Piece Cambridge

Abdelkader Saadoun: mandola, Guitar & vocals
Steve Lodder: Piano & keyboards
Gerry Hunt: Saxophones
Andy Mellon: Trumpet
Pack Hilder: Drums
Patrick Zambonin: Bass Guitar
Abdrrazak Rabhi : darbuka, tanborin & bendir

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Thursday 18th August
National Theatre
Watch This Space 2005 – 5.30pm Free Festival

Abdelkader Saadoun: mandola, Guitar & vocals
Gerry Hunt: Saxophones
Pack Hilder: Drums
Patrick Zambonin: Bass Guitar
Abdrrazak Rabhi: derbouka, tanborin & bendir
Nensi & Mervet: belly dancing

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7th October Harrow Arts Centre

Algerian Night
with Abdelkader Saadoun & friends
Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Harrow, Middelesex HA5 4EL

Abdelkader Saadoun: Algerian Mandola, Vocals & percussion
Patrick Zambonin: Bass guitar
Pack Hilder: Drums
Abdrrazak Rabhi : darbuka, tanborin & bendir
Werner Kristiansen: guitar
Gerry Hunt: Saxophones & flute
Kheith Waithe: Flutes/ vocal Gymnastics

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29th October – Battle
The Memorial Hall, High Street, Battle
East Sussex
tickets: £12

North African Night
with Abdelkader Saadoun & great Food from top Moroccan chef, belly dancers and
special guests from Algeria, Morocco & Tunisia.

Abdelkader Saadoun: Vocals, Algerian mandola & percussion
Andy Mellon: Trumpet
Patrick Zambonin: Bass guitar
Pack Hilder: Drums
Steve Lodder: Piano & Keyboard

[Photo by Hayley Lee Madden].

Author: World Music Central News Department

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