Premiere: Deena Abdelwahed ‘Fête’
Deena Abdelwahed’s thundering score for the groundbreaking Tunisian LGBTQI+ play Flagranti will be released via Shouka
Deena Abdelwahed’s original score for the Tunisian play, Flagranti, will be released as an EP in February via the Shouka label. Listen to ‘Fête’ below.
The Toulouse-based, Tunisian DJ and producer’s score was written to accompany Essia Jaïbi’s groundbreaking theatrical work of queer fiction, which confronts the oppression and aggression faced by LGBTQI+ people in Tunisia today. Co-produced by Mawjoudin We Exist NGO, the play premiered in Tunisia last year, a first for a work of its kind in the country.
Like her previous releases, ‘Khonnar’ and ‘Dhakar’ on InFiné Music, the four tracks on Abdelwahed’s ‘Flagranti - Original Soundtrack’ are high-impact works that blend thundering percussion, maximal synth storms, elements of Arabic music, and experimental sound design. This result is a collection of fierce, impassioned club music with an appropriately dramatic reinforcement, which will sound as captivating on a dancefloor as it will on headphones or on stage.
‘Flagranti - Original Soundtrack’ will be released on 3rd February. Pre-order it here.