Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniaway
Thirty Three Thirty Three in partnership with the ICA and VENT presents a two-part festival taking place in London and Cairo.
The London leg of Masafat Festival comes to a close with an evening of unique collaborations and sonic experimentation.
With reverb-laden sufi chant over nocturnal psychedelic beats, Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy’s collaboration seems unusual at first glance, but the results are enthralling. German band Carl Gari and Egyptian musician played and recorded together over three days in Cairo last year, putting together a release for London’s The Trilogy Tapes. Here, they perform together in the UK for the first time.
Before their performance, Cairo-based musician (and founder of VENT) Zuli weaves together computer music, battered hip-hop and deconstructed dance music, bringing the sound of Egyptian underground electronic culture to a London stage.
Opening the evening is Herein lies, the latest project from Cairo’s Bosaina, creating music inspired by theological fantasy, literature and Golden Age radio. Accompanying her are dancers and movement artists Alice MacKenzie and Fernanda Munoz-Newsom.