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30 Mar 2013

‘…achingly beautiful vocal’ The Guardian

‘The Tunisian singer’s voice is an extraordinary instrument, soaring wordlessly from rapturous tenor to keening falsetto.The Times

Tunisian singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef is one of the most charismatic and hypnotic performers in the world; combining spine-tingling vocals with an unstoppable groove. Since the 1990s, he has been developing a distinctive sound. Combining the spiritual quality of Sufi with contemporary jazz, he has continued to cover new ground.

Dhafer Youssef played to a sold out Howard Assembly Room in 2010 and now he returns with his new quintet, including guitarist Eivind Aarset..

Discover more about Dhafer Youssef and watch clips of him in concert here.

Dhafer Youssef – voice & oud
Eivind Aarset - electric guitar
Kristjan Randalu - Piano
Phil Donkin – bass
Chander Sardjoe - drums & percussions

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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