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The Santa Rita Concerts: Nadah El Shazly at The Little Museum Of Dublin


The Little Museum Of Dublin
15 St Stephen's Green


Wed, September 19, 2018

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“A perfect, soaring amalgamation of traditional Egyptian song with experimental takes on performance and instrumentation.” – The Quietus

Nadah El Shazly is an Egyptian singer and composer living and working in Cairo.

Her debut album, Ahwar (Arabic for marshlands), released last year, is an otherworldly record, not unlike an abstract mythological story-tale. Opening with the mangled and filtered vocals of the album’s lead track “Afqid Adh-Dhakira” (I Lose Memory) like an alien dream, the drones of a bowed double bass lead us into a drum groove that lays the groundwork for El Shazly’s sultry and captivating presence, singing: “(I am) coming, from a time far away. Going, escaping. Alone in the wilderness.”...

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