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Nadah El Shazly

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PHI Centre Espace 1
407 Saint-Pierre St
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2M3

Doors: 8 PM
Music: 9 PM

18 years old +

Price in advance: $24.85
Price day of the event: $30.50

*Fees included, taxes not included

The artist will perform her tracks combining 19th century Egyptian musical concepts and electronic idioms.

Opening act: Saudade

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Nadah El Shazly is a producer, vocalist and sound artist from Cairo, Egypt. Her music combines expressive 19th century musical concepts from her homeland with contemporary, borderless forays into electronic and improvisational idioms. 

She has toured the world extensively, featuring at festivals including Le Guess Who?, REWIRE, Irtijal, and FIMAV, among many others. Her debut album, Ahwar, landed at #12 on The Wire’s ‘Best Albums of 2017’. Beyond her own music, El Shazly is an inspired collaborator, working closely with like-minded Egyptian musicians Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi (Land of Kush). Recently, she’s been making brain-scrambling, beat-driven music as Pollution Opera, a newly minted duo with irreverent Welsh sound artist Elvin Brandhi. 

El Shazly has also spent time on-screen, starring in the feature length film About Her (2020) and appearing in the Netflix original series Love, Life & Everything In Between (2022). Currently, she is wrapping production on a pair of film scores and preparing to release her sophomore album, due in the spring of 2024.

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Saudade is a musical duo started by Montreal-born musicians Marilou Lyonnais-Archambault and Nela Paki. They blend electronic synthesis with a harp -taking this traditional instrument to new wavelengths by giving it a modern voice. The grooves are inspired by industrial dub, ambient, and jazz. The harmony between acoustic, hardware and software resonates with the ethereal sounds of the duo. Saudade is the presence of absence, the dreaming of something you can never experience again, the nostalgia for something that has never happened.

Saudade has shared the stage with the likes of Oliver Coates at the PHI Centre, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, CS + Kreme for Suoni Per Il Popolo & many more. They have participated at 24 Hours of Vinyl, Piknic Électronik, Sight & Sound and MUTEK. They frequently DJ as a duo at various venues around the city. They host a monthly show on radio, focusing on mixing abstract beats, weird dance music, jazz and hazy atmospheres.

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