Saturday June 9

Nadah El Shazly

Musician Nadah El Shazly once started singing in a Misfits cover band, dabbling in basically every genre since, gradually building up notoriety in the underground scene of Cairo. She then spent two years traveling back and forth Egypt and Canada to write and record her groundbreaking, suspenseful debut Ahwar (Arabic for marshland). Though only six songs in length, Ahwar is a vast and mind-expanding sonic patchwork of traditional Egyptian instrumentation, drones, avant-garde and experimental electronics. Her wonderful and super eclectic vocal talent keeps it all together.