Kouni Album Release Party
Performance begins at 9:00pm.
Kouni reflects Huda Asfour’s multi-faceted musical life experiences and identity. Its songs revisit the different genres that have helped shape the personality and musical repertoire of Huda – ranging from folk songs of Iraq and Tunisia to original compositions that delve into taboo identities – and explores the theme of love, outside of the borders imposed on its expression and manifestation. Huda blends vocals with classical and jazz-inspired string and brass arrangements, and rhythms from a broad range of styles to produce a unique amalgamation of sound.
The show will feature local DC artists, including Asha Santee (Drums), Khaled Maoulaoui (Percussions), Derek Bond (Electric Guitar), Thaddeus Wilson (Trumpet and Brass arrangements), Reginald Cyntje (Trombone), Elijah Easton (Tenor Saxophone) and Cherry “Blossoms Strings”, String Quartet performing strings arrangements by Ethan Balis
With special guests John Steel (Contrabass), Juju House (Drums), Sitali Siyolwe (Electric Guitar), and Kamyar Arsani (Irani Daf)
Project partially funded by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture