Concert: Aya Metwalli
Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents:
Thursday 8 November 2018 at 10:30 p.m. at Zoukak Studio
Tickets are available through ihjoz.com and at the door
Aya uses her electronic music explorations to delve into her very own memory and sonically conjure up all the traces of memory she has buried in her psyche. She uses electronic music to understand, discover and rediscover herself and the world around her.
The set she is going to showcase at Focus Liban is about time. It’s about tunes that have inevitably been incorporated in her system because of where she were brought up. It’s about road trips she has taken with her family when she was young with music she hasn’t chosen put on repeat, then falling in and out of sleep and the music penetrating her dreamscape and making its way to her subconscious mind. It’s about vomiting all the Egyptian classics she has been fed as a child in the form she prefers today, the form that now better represents her.
This set is for her father, it’s for being a repressed receiver for so long, it’s for finally taking control of her own life and driving in the direction she chooses. This set is for her, for discovering and rediscovering herself; it’s for existing now by choice, after having exited then without any choice.
Aya Metwalli is a singer/songwriter from Cairo who has been performing her original material since November 2011. Her music has been described as ultra abstract, evocatively avant pop, heavily textured, a horror film score, haunting, atmospheric and all encompassing, and her lyrical craftsmanship as sophisticated, audaciously bold and clever.
Zoukak Sidewalks – The festival 2018 is supported by: Drosos Foundation, AFAC – Arab Fund for Art and Culture, the Sundance Institute, the Goethe Institute, the British Council, the French Institute – Paris, the French Institute – Lebanon, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Beirut Office, Salon Du Livre Francophone.