• Thu 03 10 2019 / 7 pm •
In Between Spaces Indie Idiosyncracies

Curated by THOMAS GLÄSSER in dialogue with SARAH EL MINIAWY


European enthusiasm for pop music and club sounds from the Middle East has remained unbroken for several years. In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies, a music and discussion event running several days, organized by musician and curator Thomas Gläßer in dialogue with Egyptian-Algerian producer and music manager Sarah El Miniaway, takes a closer look at processes of intermingling between Arabic and Western music that have surged in alternative music scenes of many Arab cities in the last decades.

The program sets three highlights in the Stadtgarten concert hall and the newly opened club "Jaki", the converted Studio 672 in the Stadtgarten, which above all illuminate the musical phenomena themselves.

The third spotlight is thrown on multi-layered experimental pop music, as constructed by the Egyptian-Palestinian supergroup Lekhfa of Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca and Tamer Abu Gazaleh. Or Nadah El Shazly, who recorded her deliriously disorienting album Ahwar (2017) between Cairo and Montreal.

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Venue: Stadtgarten (Konzertsaal), Venloer Str. 40, 50670 Cologne

A ZAM Center for Contemporary Music e.V. event in cooperation with the Academy of the Arts of the World and the European Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music at Stadtgarten.

In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies is part of the event series Global Diffusion - Musical Statements Cologne, supported by the city of Cologne.

In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies is presented by WDR Cosmo and Stadtrevue.

Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb.