NADAH EL SHAZLY
EGYPT, QUEBEC, LEBANON, CANADA
THURSDAY MAY 19
8 PM - $ 36
Nadah El Shazly : voix, électroniques, composition
Sarah Pagé : harpe
Jonah Fortune : contrebasse
Radwan Ghazi Moumneh : buzuk, électroniques
Sam Shalabi : oud, électroniques
NADAH EL SHAZLY is a singer/sound artist from Cairo, Egypt. She is blending folk music elements, field recordings, and multitracked manipulated vocals into aural journeys that range from seductive derailed songs to sophisticated sonic explorations.
EL SHAZLY recently moved to Montréal, where she already had strong connections with the experimental music community. In fact, her first solo album, the gripping Ahwar (2017), was largely arranged by SAM SHALABI and recorded at Hotel2Tango with the help of a who’s who of Montréal’s finest Musique Actuelle musicians. Since the release of that album, EL SHAZLY has travelled the world to perform solo or with a quartet, constantly fine-tuning her stage presence and enriching her music in multiple ways.
For her appearance in Victoriaville, she will be accompanied by her most recent collaborators: SHALABI, RADWAN GHAZI MOUMNEH (the man behind Jerusalem in My Heart), SARAH PAGÉ (The Barr Brothers), and JONAH FORTUNE (Land of Kush, Matana Roberts). An unusual acoustic/electric instrumentation for a concert that already promises to be one of this year’s most endearing discoveries!.