Wednesday 27 March 7:30pm
Join us as we announce the winners of 2019
Hosted by Wonho Chung
The critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, singer and actor Wonho Chung is back, by popular demand, to host the BBC Arabic Festival Awards Ceremony once again. Born to South Korean and Vietnamese parents in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and raised in Jordan, he is a multi-lingual performer who speaks Arabic as his native tongue. Since his breakout routine with the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour in 2007, Wonho has been touring globally and taking on a variety of roles in film and TV, working with emerging and established filmmakers across the Middle East.
Musical Guest: DAM
Trailblazing Palestinian hip hop crew, DAM, are among the first people ever to rap in Arabic. Having started in the late 1990’s, they were heralded by Le Monde newspaper as “the voice of a new generation”. With influences as varied as Ghassan Kanafani, Ahlam Mosteghanemi, Mahmoud Darwish, Tupac, Biggie, and Public Enemy, their music is a unique fusion of Arabic percussion rhythms, Middle Eastern melodies, and urban styles. Their work has been featured in films including Morgan Spurlock’s Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, Annemarie Jacir’s Salt of this Sea, and Udi Aloni’s Forgiveness.
For free tickets to this event, visit the BBC Shows and Tours page.