Momento presents 'Family and Friends'

with Salma El Wardany

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Last Show: Monday 7 th January 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

The violin duo, Momento, will be performing their biggest hits including the covers from Mumford and Sons, Elvis Presley, Imagine Dragons, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay. Sharing the stage with the spoken word artist Salma El Wardany, they will bring quality music and raise awareness on important issues of today’s world.

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Momento is a male violin duo made up of two talented graduates from The Guildhall School of Music. Their original take on classical and pop hits, performed to backing tracks or on loop station, gives them a unique edge in the music world. Their flair and passion has seen them play at venues around the world, including Barbican (London), The Ritz (Paris), The Palau de Congressos (Barcelona), The World Concert Hall (Moscow) and The Old Vic, to name but a few.

Salma El Wardany

Born in Egypt and raised in the North of England, Salma El-Wardany returned to Cairo just in time for the Arab Spring. Between protesting and fighting in the revolution, she started a blog to document her experiences as a young woman in Cairo while discussing ideas of womanhood and how gender identities manifest in today's world. Returning from Egypt she entered the corporate world in London, only to find it far less fulfilling than revolutions and writing, and so eventually left to peruse poetry and novels, while also setting up her own marketing business. Since then, she's worked with Edinburgh University on the Dangerous Woman Project, given a TEDx Talk, writes for various magazines, is working on her debut novel Burkas & Bikinis and performs her poetry across the U.S and U.K, and on BBC radio, while also running an international business. You can find her drinking tea, fighting for a new narrative around Muslims, eating cake and dressing down the patriarchy at every available opportunity.