|Artist||Nai Bargouti (accompanied by the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra)|
|Tour name||Tribute to Fairouz|
The Palestinian singer Nai Barghouti honours the Egyptian Fairouz. Her voice is magnificent, but unfortunately the accompanying ochestra does not convince (again). It’s a shame really, because the orchestra does hold a couple of truly wonderful musicinas. But it all sounds too predictable and too laid-back. The song that’s attributed to Jerusalem receives a standing ovation from the audience, but it suffers from a lack of emotion. But then: Barghouti starts to scat and challenges the excellent drummer to a duet: finally the sparks fly off the stage. The next song is just as convincing. So, they do know how to engage! A pity they can only do so for just those two songs.