An evening with American opera phenomenon M. Lamar on live piano and Cairo duo Msylma & Ismael with a contemporary take on classical Arabic music.
M Lamar is a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings. Fully embodying his Afro Gothic aesthetic, M Lamar creates stylistically bold works that critically engage with the status quo.
“Mr. Lamar plumbs the depths of all-American trauma with visionary verve.” – The New York Times
Cairo duo MSYLMA and ISMAEL present a live depiction of their latest album “The Tenets of Forgetting”. The album moves in broad, painterly sweeps of 808 kicks, rich synthesizer chords, and MYSLMA’s soaring, plaintive voice. The music pushes and pulls in both tempo and timbre, swirling both around and underneath MSYLMA’s voice but never losing a sense of self-contained narrative.