INDIKA: Giuliano Modarelli (Kefaya) on Monday 22nd October 2018
KEFAYA with Elaha Soroor
Giuliano Modarelli, Al MacSween & Joost Hendrickx
Part of Indika 2018
Monday 22nd October, 9pm
LEAF Cafe, Liverpool
(tickets may be subject to booking fees)
Kefaya's music has been described as “internationalist music”, “guerrilla jazz”, “contemporary world-fusion” and “global protest music”. However you attempt to describe them, they are a band that truly escape musical definition. An eclectic group of immigrants, travelers and international artists, Kefaya seek to find the common ground between folk traditions of the world with a cutting-edge sound rooted firmly in the 21st century. After tours across India, Italy and the UK, Kefaya are gaining a reputation for their virtuosic and mesmerising live performances. Their shows are a unique synthesis of musical styles, exploring the universal connections that allow artists around the world to develop a collective voice, whilst still paying homage to their distinct traditions and identities.
Born into a family of Afghan-Hazara refugees, Elaha Soroor first rose to fame through the TV show Afghan Star. Her rising popularity in a society known for it’s persecution of female performers combined with her outspoken views on women’s rights, led to an environment of serious personal danger, and Elaha was eventually forced to flee Afghanistan. After arriving in London as a refugee, Elaha was introduced to award-winning musician-producer duo Kefaya and they began to develop a fresh new sound, encompassing Afghan folk, spiritual jazz, dub and electronica. Their new album Songs Of Our Mothers is a collection of folk songs by Afghan women. An organic meeting of traditional and contemporary sounds, the album is a bold protest against patriarchy and a joyous statement of resilience and emancipation.
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“A unique voice” -Nitin Sawhney
'An incredible new album...absolutely love it!'-Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music
“Powerful, thought-provoking stuff” -**** Songlines
'Ecstatic' -**** Financial Times
'Excellent album... you can imagine the pulses of digital subversion buzzing through it'-**** New Internationalist
This event is strictly ages 18+.
Indika is Europe's finest festival of Indian arts curated by Milapfest and will be running in venues across Liverpool and beyond from 17th October to 3rd November. For full listings, click here.
Music Genres: Dubstep, Electronic, Folk, Jazz, World Music
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