A female person sits broad-legged on a chair, looking directly into the camera. She wears a blue headscarf tied at the nape of her neck. She puts her right hand to her face, her little and ring fingers are bent under her nose, and she leans her index and middle fingers against her temples. The person wears a green sleeveless and cropped top, black pants, two wide belts, bracelets covering her right forearm almost to the elbow, two necklaces with large links on her neck. Tattoos are visible on the arms and neck.
Alewya (Photo: Joseph Enchenique)
Wednesday, 24.8.2022
21:20 – 22:20, Kesselhaus
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Alewya

In Alewya’s work, there are lots of things coming together. Born in Saudi Arabia to an Egyptian father and an Ethiopian mother, the British musician lived in an international diaspora community in London, and unsurprisingly, she brings influences from all over the world into her music. The singer/songwriter, producer and artist – who has also worked as a sculptor, animator of short films and illustrator – mixes trap instrumentals, dub and drum’n’bass with Afrobeats, always with a message of women’s emancipation. Danceable, but also melancholic. Euphoric, but also angry. Her tracks want us to move, but more than that: to feel. And they work like a charm.

A female person sits broad-legged on a chair, looking directly into the camera. She wears a blue headscarf tied at the nape of her neck. She puts her right hand to her face, her little and ring fingers are bent under her nose, and she leans her index and middle fingers against her temples. The person wears a green sleeveless and cropped top, black pants, two wide belts, bracelets covering her right forearm almost to the elbow, two necklaces with large links on her neck. Tattoos are visible on the arms and neck.
Alewya (Photo: Joseph Enchenique)