NEWS

11 March 2016 saw the release of Reem's second album: "Reem Kelani: Live at the Tabernacle" on Fuse Records. You can see the excellent reviews which the album has earned here.

The album's official concert launch came on 12 October, when Reem returned to the Tabernacle W11 in the opening concert of Nour Festival 2016.

Reem is pressing ahead vigorously with other projects, including her duo album with Bruno Heinen, a set of Kuwaiti songs and her on-going Sayyid Darwish project. The economics of producing albums just don't stack up anymore, however, and that adds additional strain to the system.

Reem's documentary for BBC Radio 4, Songs for Tahrir, remains available to listen to.

In 2015, Reem had the privilege of performing as a soloist before a packed audience of some 4,500 in Britain's premier concert venue, the Royal Albert Hall, in Sir Karl Jenkins' Stabat Mater, alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Choir.

In a similar vein in 2014, Reem performed with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, an on-stage band and a choir of 250 in Norway in May.

Video clips from Reem's other performances are available on her official Youtube channel.

BBC World Service's Lullabies from the Arab world, featuring Reem, is also still available to listeners.

Reem's From Palestine to Portugal commission, originally for Musicport 2008, remains a unique mixing of Arabic and Portuguese voices, of Fado and Arabic music, and of the verse of Palestinian national poet, Mahmoud Darwish, and Portuguese Nobel laureate, Jose Saramago. For a taster, click here: Naufrágio / 'Aashiqun min Filistin (Shipwreck / Lover from Palestine).