Taxi Kebab, Cheb Runner, Ko Shin Moon, Bedouin Burger, Glitter55
AL.Berlin brings you the Best Live Shows, with focus on Contemporary Music of West Asia & North Africa.
AL.BERLIN is a cultural collective active in Berlin since 2019, that aims to support and connect people through art, music and various knowledge productions, with the Contemporary Moment of West Asia and North Africa (WANA) – whether this moment is coming from the geographic region itself or from its various diasporas.
Ko Shin Moon was born in 2017, at a crossroads between traditional Eastern strings andelectronic music machines. After spending four years in India collecting folk instruments, AxelMoon discovered that his old friend Niko Shin had started a recording studio filled with analogsynths and vintage gear. From this private haven, Ko Shin Moon create otherworldly, hybrid melodies where psychedeliameets space disco, and electric bağlama and oud riffs embrace the harmonics of the sitar.
At the crossroads of influences coming from all sides, Taxi Kebab is the collision between synthesizers, drum machines, modulated guitars and amplified buzuq.
In a re-appropriation of her father’s language, it’s through a liberating poetic register that Leïla Jiqqir (buzuq, guitar, voice) interferes with the acid arpeggios and rippling layers led by Romain Henry’s experiments with machines.