Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

The Arab world’s favourite troubadour Ilham al-Madfai, who last year had to perform in an empty Roman amphitheatre and scrub concert dates across Europe and the Gulf, can’t wait to get back on stage. Unveiling his latest work in Amman where he has lived since 1994, the Iraqi star widely known as simply Ilham has tried to break free of the shackles imposed by Covid-19 with a song of hope entitled “After the Absence”, taken from a poem by Omar Sari, a young Jordanian. “After the absence, you must come back, your dream is a cloud, your sadness is a mirage,” the 79-year-old veteran performer with …

Read More

HEDGE accordingly