Nexus Arts

Lion ARts Centre Cnr North Tce & Morphett St Adelaide SA 5000

Abdul Nanou // Manadi Lopa and The Lion Hearts

Abdul Nanou // Manadi Lopa and The Lion Hearts

Music for your weekend and your soul, with musicians from the world who call Adelaide home.

Abdul Nanou is a Syrian violin player with over 25 years of performance experience in famous theatres in the Middle East, playing a multitude of Arabic, Hebrew, Indian, Persian, Turkish, other oriental, European, and Western styles. Abdul won first place at the Oriental Violin Competition in Tunisia, and has had the privilege of accompanying elite Arab musicians such as Fayrouz and Sabah Fakhri. For this concert, Abdul will perform romantic, charming and charismatic music with a distinctive Arabic flavour.


Renowned Ghanaian singer-songwriter Manadi Lopa speaks from the heart, performing music with messages of peace, love and harmony. Born into a family rich in cultural traditions, Manadi’s carefully nurtured knowledge and wisdom is conveyed through his soulful music. He combines roots, reggae and folk with touches of ska and afro beat to bring audiences lyrically-driven songs underpinned by a deep humanity. Accompanied by western and traditional African instruments, including the 2-string molo, his songs tell stories of love, wisdom, peace, harvest & spiritual connections to land.