|Reem Kelani in Tahrir square|
Among the many events and programmes planned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8th), I would like to mention my friend Palestinian singer Reem Kelani, who will participate live from Cairo in a BBC Radio Scotland’s special programme to mark this big anniversary.
Tomorrow at 8.05pm, Mary Ann Kennedy presents an extra special edition of the show live from Studio One at BBC Scotland's headquarters at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal talks about his work with Women of the World, Palestinian singer Reem Kelani speaks live from Cairo about the role women and music played in the recent Tahrir Square demonstrations, and, from Scotland/England, the fantastic all-female band, The Shee, with their heady blend of folk, Scots, Gaelic and bluegrass, are live in concert.
A fantastic line-up, so tune in.