Gigs & Festivals

Jane Birkin to play Arabesque anniversary show at Barbican

By | Published on Friday 18 January 2013

Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin will mark the tenth anniversary since the EMI release of her LP ‘Arabesque’, the French chanteuse’s homage to her late ex-partner Serge Gainsbourg, via a live recital at London’s Barbican Hall on 9 Nov.

She’ll play the record – a set of Arabic rearrangements of classic Gainsbourgian hits – alongside violinist Djamel Benyelles, and Algerian artists Khaled and Cheb Mami. Details and tickets available here. Birkin also plays a sold out ‘Sings Gainsbourg’ show at London’s Cadogan Hall on 31 Jan.

In the meantime, here are she and Benyelles doing ‘Arabesque’ track ‘Les cl├ęs du Paradis’:


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