A musical performance series presented by Sonosphere in collaboration with Crosstown Arts.
Tickets: $12 advance | $15 door
Doors at 6:30 pm | Artist talk at 7:15 pm | Performance at 8 pm
Nadah El Shazly is a singer and composer living and working in Cairo. She released her critically acclaimed debut album AHWAR in November 2017 via Nawa Recordings. Backing up her release with extensive world wide touring as a solo set and a four-piece band, El Shazly has been featured in local and international festivals including Le Guess Who?, REWIRE, Best Kept Secret, Supersonic, and many more.
She continues to compose for film and visual art. Two years in the making, Ahwar was composed, written, and produced by El Shazly herself in collaboration with Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi on co-composition and arrangement duties. The album was crafted across two continents, between Canada and Egypt, and features the best of Montreal’s contemporary-classical and improvised music scene, most of whom are members of Shalabi’s Land of Kush. https://nadahelshazly.bandcamp.com
About Sound Observations:
In this four-part series highlighting new explorations in sound, musicians, composers, and scholars from across the country will showcase their unique talents through performances and lectures. Listen and experience sound as art through a variety of different approaches and mediums.
Sonosphere is a Memphis-based podcast aimed at exploring sound in music and art movements through history and today. Past podcasts have featured ICEBERG New Music Collective, John Cage, Martin Heyne, and Memphis Concrete, among other artists and music events.