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HIYA WAL ÂALAM feat. Olof Dreijer (The Knife), Amina Hocine
Nov 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $12.00
Hiya wal Âalam is a collaboration between a group of musicians from Tunisia and Palestine, and Olof Dreijer from the acclaimed Swedish electronic pop music duo The Knife. The group is led by the composer and percussionist Houwaida Hedfi, and has performed at various venues, including Clandestino Festival 2014 (using the name Houwaida on this occasion) and at Clandestino Botnik 2015, both festivals took place in Sweden. Traditional North African percussion instruments like bendir, djembe and chkachek are at the heart of the music, but Houwaida Hedfi belongs to a new generation of alternative musicians from Tunisia following the Arab Spring (see the compilation CD Sawtuha, Jakarta Records, 2014) that do not want to limit themselves to one style or a single craft, but are typically both sitting in the producer’s seat, writing, singing and playing instruments. Electronic beats, acoustic melodies and environmental sound, wordless singing.