Concert by Nadah El Shazly

Oct 15, 2021
Field:

Concert

Location:

Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front

Time:

7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

Description:

A concert by Nadah El Shazly at Western Front, for which she performed selections from her debut album, Ahwar (2017), alongside other works. El Shazly melds improvised textures, noise, electronica, and the influence of early Egyptian recordings with her own haunting vocals, in a complexly layered reinvention of Egyptian classical music from the 19th century. “Ahwar” translates from Arabic to “marshlands.” The album was developed over two years, during which El Shazly divided her time between Montréal and Cairo.

Curated by Aram Bajakian.

Recording of Nadah El Shazly’s performance at Western Front, set 1, 7:00 p.m. (2021).

Recording of Nadah El Shazly’s performance at Western Front, set 2, 9:00 p.m. (2021).

Nadah El Shazly performs at Western Front (2021). Photograph by Rachel Topham Photography.

Nadah El Shazly performs at Western Front (2021). Photograph by Rachel Topham Photography.
Nadah El Shazly performs at Western Front (2021). Photograph by Rachel Topham Photography.
Nadah El Shazly performs at Western Front (2021). Photograph by Rachel Topham Photography.
Nadah El Shazly performs at Western Front (2021). Photograph by Rachel Topham Photography.
Nadah El Shazly performs at Western Front (2021). Photograph by Rachel Topham Photography.
Nadah El Shazly performs at Western Front (2021). Photograph by Rachel Topham Photography.
Nadah El Shazly performs at Western Front (2021). Photograph by Rachel Topham Photography.
Nadah El Shazly performs at Western Front (2021). Photograph by Rachel Topham Photography.
Nadah El Shazly performs at Western Front (2021). Photograph by Rachel Topham Photography.

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