Within the framework of the professional exhibition Babel Music XP
Electro-hypnotic trances from the Saharan desert
At the gateway to the Tunisian desert, Azu Tiwaline delivers a sonic fresco of electronic landscapes textured with traditional Saharan instruments and novel technological devices. Somewhere between ambient, experimental dub and tribal noise, the Franco-Tunisian dj-producer reinterprets the ecstatic trances of Berber music, dub culture and techno hypnosis. She is supported by Franco-Iranian Cinna Peyghamy, expert in Persian percussion and synthetic modularities made from DIY instruments. A purely hypnotic polyrhythmic experience.
2nd part : round table
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Azu Tiwaline, Cinna Penghamy
After her debut album Draw Me A Silence, released in 2020 on I.O.T records to international acclaim, French-Tunisian artist Azu Tiwaline has shared her singular musical identity around the world. She has performed at prestigious festivals and clubs, and has given voice to the contrasts she draws from her different cultural roots. That same year, she made a decisive encounter: musical love at first sight with Cinna Peyghamy, a French experimental music producer and percussionist of Iranian origin. Thanks to Cinna's tombak and unique modular device, Azu Tiwaline explores a more experimental and lively sound. Their artistic osmosis is particularly evident on stage, where they reveal an organic approach to live performance. A number of collaborations have seen the light of day in the form of EPs.
Among them, the Magnetic Service EP, released on the legendary Livity Sound label, opened the doors to international stages. From their peers to the specialized press, the feedback is unanimous: the fusion of these artists' worlds creates a unique sound. The sound is sculpted and plunges the listener into true contemplation... From ambient to experimental dub, via tribal noise, their music draws on their different heritages to combine freshness and modernity.
On October 6, 2023, Azu Tiwaline's second album, The 5th Dream, was released, illuminated by the sounds of Cinna Peyghamy's tombak and modular, present on 8 of the 9 tracks. As for Cinna, he is preparing the release of his first album on Nicolas Jaar's Other People label. A rich and intense year lies ahead for these two complementary artists, whose complicity on stage is to be discovered as a matter of urgency.
After debuting as a duo and performing live on the stages of festivals such as Nuits Sonores, Rio Loco, Festival de Marseille and Listen!, Azu Tiwaline exported to Europe, the UK and as far afield as the USA and Australia.
Friche la Belle de Mai (the Module)41 Jobin Street
Showcase | 45 min.
+ round table