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Rachid Taha to headline peace concert

by Chris Nineham
Issue No. 1975

Brian Eno

Brian Eno

The Stop the War Coalition is working with musician Brian Eno to put on a huge Bring the Troops Home concert in London on 27 November.

It’s a sign of the times that artists such as Brian Eno, Nitin Sawnhey and Imogen Heap are keen to do the concert for free.

Brian Eno will be headlining the concert along with Rachid Taha and his band — one of the hottest names in world music. A French Algerian, he fuses contemporary Arabic popular music with post-punk guitar rock.

Taha has become a celebrity partly because he is such an innovator and partly because he is so outspoken on racism, immigration and the war.

The concert will raise money for the International Peace Conference and the Military Families Against War court case against the government.

This will be a very significant gig. Although he has toured extensively worldwide, it will be Brian Eno’s first performance in Britain since 1979.

The concert is at the Astoria in Charing Cross Road in London on Sunday 27 November.Tickets are £20 and are expected to go very fast — so phone 08700 603 777 to book yours.

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Sat 5 Nov 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1975
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