September23 2019 (Mon)
7:30 PM

Barmer Boys & Aziza Brahim

Beatbox & Indian music

Akropolis Palace | Jazz Music

90 minutes | Available

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Date: September 23, 2019 | 19:30 (Mon)
Venue: Akropolis Palace
Duration: 90 minutes
Status: Available
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Barmer Boys  & Aziza Brahim

Barmer Boys (formed in 2011) are the next generation of performers that carry forward the centuries-old musical traditions of the Manganiyars.

The global ambassadors of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, the trio's versatility of styles and bubbling energy breath into each of their performances - from emotional Sufi kalaams and Krishna bhajans, to uplifting wedding and celebratory songs, cheeky jams with beat-boxing and live DJ sets. Get carried away. Broaden your horizonts. Enjoy! 

Watch a teaser video here. 

Aziza Brahim

“Grieving for the exiled thousands stranded in an inhospitable tract of Western Sahara, whose only escape is “music and imagination”. Potent stuff.” (The Guardian)

Aziza Brahim’s passionate and graceful music adeptly travels the expanse between her Western Saharan roots and Barcelona where she now lives. Aziza is both a contemporary sonic poet and a prominent and expressive spokesperson for the Saharawi people and their ongoing struggle for recognition and justice.

Born and raised in the Saharawi refugee camps lining the frontier between Algeria and Western Sahara, Aziza’s life has been marked by both daunting hardship and inspired will. Fleeing from these camps and the regime of political oppression that followed Morocco’s 1975 invasion of Western Sahara, as a young teenager Aziza travelled to Cuba for her secondary school studies. There she experienced first hand the deep Cuban economic crisis of the 1990s and the subsequent denial of her request to pursue a university degree in music.

Hear Aziza´s  music here.

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