The Politics of Dancing. Watching DJane Deena Abdelwahed work is like seeing an entire dance. Change the power systems with a different groove! Deena Abdelwahed does not do “Oriental techno” and despises Arabic pop. Born in Qatar, and bred in the local Arabic community, she started her musical career in Tunisia, her parent’s homeland. From this, she brought a creation of hybrid Persian-African sounds and combined them with “western” club sound like ragga, footwork and dancehall. She enthralled the queer community in Tunis. As an activist and humanist Abdelwahed consciously chose to position herself outside the boundaries of cultural belonging and pushed for her own independence. She currently lives in Toulouse, where, in contrast to Paris, no Tunisian community exists at the moment. She produced her debut album “Khonnar” (2018) in Spain and its “wild rhythmic complex mix of ‘side stream’ Arabic music and electronic music” (Groove) underlines both her own and the music’s underlying message of homelessness and lack of reference cultures. On watching Deena Abdelwahed work, that is her “instant composing” and as she develops music from the spirit of dance, one gets an idea of her message. It is entertaining to watch people dancing behind her and how alone she sometimes seems with her solitary beats and grooves. To formulate it along with Mario Hené: freedom comes with the price of loneliness and using it productively gives one a position of strength. There are many reasons not to miss this event!
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