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Rich Mix and Arts Canteen as part of the Beirut and Beyond tour present
Beirut and Beyond: Kinematik + Juliana Yazbeck
Saturday 4 November
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In a nutshell
Kinematik are an instrumental rock band from Lebanon, whose music blends elements of 70’s psychedelia, progressive rock and post-rock.
The first of a series of events as part of our Culture for a Changing City programme, rock quartet Kinematik make a stop in London.
Kinematik’s rock sound is both diligent and intuitional, ranging from raucous improvisational psychedelic rock to steady and mechanical electronic grooves, with frequent post-rock climaxes.
Immediate points of comparison include Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Loop, as well as Can (for the tendency towards Motorik beats) and Tortoise (for the intricacies of their layered compositions). Kinematik compose instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, strong melodic lines, a heavy use of distortion and effects, and some reliance on electronics and synthesizers.
This evening will feature support from London based Lebanese artist Juliana Yazbeck. Juliana draws on her experience as a US-born daughter of displaced parents who fled the civil war to create her music: lyrics in English and Arabic tackle gender issues, displacement, identity, racial inequality, war-and-peace, fusing Arabic aural traditions with soul and hiphop poetry. Juliana is currently completing her debut album, due for release in spring 2018.
The show is presented in partnership with Arts Canteen, Shubbak Festival and as part of the Beirut and Beyond International Music Festival tour.
Beirut and Beyond International Music Festival (BBIMF) is dedicated to promoting the Arab region’s independent music with emphasis on strong artistic merit. BBIMF was founded in 2013 in partnership with Oslo World Music Festival. BBIMF 2017 tour partners are Oslo World Music Festival (Norway), Institut du Monde Arabe (France), Théâtre de la Ville Paris (France), Art Link (Switzerland), Monto Pinto (Netherlands), Rich Mix (UK), Arts Canteen (UK), and Shubbak Festival (UK).
Arts Canteen is one of Rich Mix's associate companies 2017 - 2018. Over seven years, it has carved a name for itself as a social platform for the encounter between artists from the Arab world, its diasporas and audiences of all ages and communities throughout the UK across multiple art forms.
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For ages 18+
This event is wheelchair accessible.