London’s Syrian Arts and Culture Festival (SACF) proudly presents the London debut of Bedouin Burger at Oslo Hackney.
Bedouin Burger, the brainchild of euphonious Syrian singer, composer and musician Lynn Adib and the seminal Lebanese producer Zeid Hamdan, exemplifies the power of collaboration and the vigour that is unleashed when creative minds come together in playful exploration.
As part of their first-ever performance in London together, Lynn Adib showcases a variety of Arabic dialects, from her native damascene to an enchanting Yemeni accent, alongside her unique compositions whilst playing the flutes and Zeid Hamdan goes the extra mile in exhibiting a unique selection of his musical instruments, from the guitalele (beautifully heard on ‘Nomad’) to a 1980s quartertone Yamaha synth he acquired in Turkey, up to the Yamaha CS Preface and a wide array of percussions.
Be prepared for an infectious evening punctuated by futuristic, electronic sounds, infused with classical Arab maqam elements, Levantine, Yemeni and folk rhythms, alongside ageless Arabic poetry. Listen out for some of the Paris based duo’s latest tracks from their upcoming 11 track album, mixing together timeless Arabic folk and nomadic aesthetics with synthetic, futuristic and pop-funk sensualities.
Support on the night comes from Juline, a London-based researcher, filmmaker and DJ hailing from Syria via Sharjah and playing a wide range of sounds and genres from contemporary producers and musicians hailing from the Middle East and North Africa.
This event is presented as part of London’s Syrian Arts and Culture Festival (SACF), and is co-produced by Zamakan and Marsm, and is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.