An audio visual double bill featuring Arab electro-pop and electronic pow wow music, both with powerful mixed visuals.
Love and Revenge (Lebanon) – Arab electro-pop and visuals
“The golden age of Arabic cinema taken to modern day stage” – The National
Lebanese hip-hopper Rayess Bek and visual artist La Mirza offer their own electro-modern take on the golden age of Egyptian cinema. Revisit a timeless golden era, with a tribute to the popular idols of a kitschy Arab world passionate in its dramas and melodramas. Rayess Bek’s remixes and La Mirza’s visuals are joined by the bass of Julien Perraudeau and the electric oud of Speed Caravan’s Mehdi Haddab.
“Something completely different and utterly compelling” – The Guardian
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A Tribe Called Red (Canada) – Electronic / pow wow
Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer and DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is making an impact on the global electronic scene with a truly unique sound.
“ATCR’s unique “powwow step” turns the pulse of First Nations music into a modern electric dance soundtrack that is politically thrilling and immediate.” – Pitchfork
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A Tribe Called Red straddles a broad range of musical influences based in modern hip-hop, traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production styles. Currently made up of Bear Witness and 2oolman, A Tribe Called Red first got together in 2008. They are part of a vital new generation of artists making a cultural and social impact in Canada alongside a renewed Aboriginal rights movement called Idle No More.
“Dancing hard wasn’t a challenge. This was electronic music at its best: noisy, funky and aggressive. The drops shunned digital sounds. Instead, they arrived in the shape of sampled drums: the present and the past coming together to move feet and minds.” – CTV Vancouver