Sat 07.04.18

Nadah El Shazly

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BRDCST: ‘An Egyptian voice that will haunt your dreams for days.’ (The Quietus)

BRDCST is AB’s outstanding indoor spring festival spotlighting musical boundlessness.
The name is a direct reference to the retro futuristic electronica-pop of English band Broadcast that released inspiring albums like ‘Haha Sound’ and ‘Noise Made By The People’ over the past decade. Artists who feel strongly about musical innovation form the focal point for BRDCST. Our musical gut-feeling does the rest.

Nadah El Shazly – a producer, composer and performer living in Cairo – started out as singer in a band that played covers of the American (horror) punk band Misfits. Her life’s motto: ‘disaster is routine’. So her debut ‘Ahwar‘ (read: marshlands) sounds anything but routine and rather ‘a fractured patchwork of beats, jazz an North African improvisation’ that made it straight into the top 15 of The Wire’s ‘Best of 2017’ Chart.

The Quietus summed up the spirit of her debut album perfectly: ‘’Ahwar’ is a perfect amalgamation of traditional Egyptian song with experimental takes on performance and instrumentation.’ Her (London) label Nawa Recordings – that mainly releases alternative Arabic music – wrote: ‘it is difficult to really describe, but imagine the worlds of Nico, Björk and Annette Peacock with the Arabic language as their mother tongue, re-approached through acoustic avant-jazz harmony.’ Basically: a BRDCST favourite!

Entry is free of charge according to the principle ‘First come, first served.’
This also applies to those with a Limited BRDCST Festival Pass.

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