Fatima Al Qadiri: Genre-Specific Xperience

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Genre-Specific Xperience
New Silent presents the launch of Fatima Al Qadiri’s new EP Genre-Specific Xperience. For this event Al Qadiri, a New York-based artist and musician, showcases five pieces of music that reinterpret five sub-genres of dance music: Juke, Hip hop, Dubstep, Electro-Tropicalia, and early-’90s Gregorian Trance. Each track will be accompanied by the premiere of a music video, created by some of the most exciting young artists working in video today: Ryan Trecartin, Rhett LaRue, Kamau Patton, Tabor Robak, Leilah Weinraub, and Sophia Al-Maria. An after-party that pays homage to the genres that inspired GSX follows. New Museum235 Bowery New York, NY 10002 212.219.1222

Album artwork by Daniel Keller and Timur Si-Qin

Born in Senegal, raised in Kuwait and now living in New York City, Fatima Al Qadiri is the producer and vocalist behind Ayshay. Fueled by her fascination with the sacred songs of Islam WARN-U is a homage and reinterpretation of the sounds that have haunted Al Qadiri since she was a child. Constructed entirely out of her own vocals, which she filtered and layered upon one another WARN-U is Al Qadiri’s attempt to reconfigure the concept of “sacred” music as inspiring divine love and divine fear. Even in her adoption of the name Ayshay, a flippant term which means “whatever” in Arabic, Fatima Al Qadiri seeks to distance the austere values inherent in worship music from her own interpretation of the latter.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm, filed under Art, Exhibition, Internet, Music, Political glam, Video. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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