Friday 18 January 2013, 12:37 | By

Jane Birkin to play Arabesque anniversary show at Barbican

Gigs & Festivals

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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