Music Break. Fatima Al Qadiri

Senegal-born, Kuwait-raised musician and artist Fatima Al Qadiri just premiered her new EP, “Genre-Specific Xperience,” in New York. The project consists of 5 songs each with corresponding video. Above is “Vatican Vibes” which features “Gregorian trance.” As Jody Graf writes in Clustermag, Al Qadiri’s introduction to Gregorian trance “… came in the passenger seat of her cousin’s car as they drove through a desert of burning oil fields towards the Kuwaiti border.” The “violent conflation of apocalypse and heaven” that she witnessed is also reflected in “the dark-Catholic-videogame aesthetic” of the accompanying “Vatican Vibes” video.

H/T: Boima

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is on the international affairs faculty of The New School. He is the founder and chief editor of Africa is a Country.

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