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Saout Radio & Deena Abdelwahed
10/05/2016 - 20:30 - 6€

Saout As A State Of Mind #2
A week of radiophonic listening in FM and on streaming and enriched by live sonic experiences for your ears
Brussels, 9-13 May 2016

Issuing from the Tunisian alternative music scene, with strong foundations as a funk and jazz singer, Deena Abdelwahed has been exploring the realm of electronic music since 2011. With her proposed project, “All Hail Mother Internet”, Abdelwahed asks “How would I have ended up without having access to internet when I was a teenager?” as a starting point to explore frustrations about feeling fixed by the constraints of a pre-defined culture, place, identity, and the strategies employed to tackle them – be it by either simply defending the believed identity, or being deafened by loneliness after consuming endless art and ideas online. Taking off from her personal memories as a teen living in a conservative Muslim country and the hopes and upheaval of the Arab Spring, Abdelwahed blends her own interpretations of Arabic popular music repertoire with a vision of a futuristic club scene and its global aspirations.

This work was created within the framework of the CTM 2016 Radio Lab. Supported by Deutschlandradio Kultur – Hörspiel/Klangkungs and CTM Festival, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen Herbst, Ö1 Kunstradio, the SoCCoS – the Sound of Culture, the Culture of Sound, and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union).

Saout Radio is happy to announce the launch of its web-radio, a sonic platform that, echoing the Greek review « South as a state of mind », will propose an understanding of the “« South” » as a mental positioning, rather than as a physically embedded one.

With a rich and diversified programme, the web- radio will not only investigate the concept of the south, but it will also reflect on the possibilities emerging from the word “Saout” (i.e. “sound” and “voice” in Arabic). Through a twofold play of resonances between South and Sound, and Saout and South, new horizons will therefore emerge, inviting listeners to explore them through a process of research and discovery undertaken from both a local and a global perspective.

After the Marrakech step in February, Saout Radio is pleased to present its web-radio in Brussels with the complicity of the art centres Iselp, Q-O2, Argos and the participation of Radio Panik, Radio Campus Marrakech and the RTBF.

Saout Radio is a platform and a web radio initiated by the artists Younes Baba-Ali and Anna Raimondo in Morocco in 2012, which today relies also on Chloé Despax and Francesca Masoero in its team. As an evolving archive, reuniting more than 100 artists from all over the world, the web-radio aims at being both a sonic display and a space for reflexion, production and diffusion of sound and radio art works coming from different contexts and geographies, by endorsing a postcolonial approach.

Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and Creative Europe
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