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AWIL 142 - Tse Tse Fly Middle East

 Avant-garde world collective Tse Tse Fly Middle East on this A World in London! Click:  

Tse Tse Fly Middle East was conceived by Simon Coates as an alternative clubbing concept while he was living in Dubai. Having relocated to London, the project has grown to include an array of experimental music artists and on this AWIL you’ll hear spatial electronica from Japan’s Afasia Yuri plus operatic sitar grooves by UAE born Shama Rahman. The common thread is a shared commitment to human rights, change for the better, and hope for the future! Find out more below this track-list!

ARTIST                                                 TRACK                COUNTRY

Joji Hirota & London Taiko Drummers  Hiten Ryu II         Japan/UK

Sheila Chandra                      Ever So Lonely/Eyes/Ocean   UK/India

Cleveland Watkiss/Kasse Mady/Tunde Jegede One of A Kind UK/Jamaica/Mali

Addictive TV                           Hangman                               UK

Visqueen                                 White Horses                          UK

Shama Rahman                     Truth Be Told                         UK/UAE/Bangladesh

Afasia Yuri                              Flow                                        UK/Japan

Shama Rahman                     Ships In the Night                  UK/UAE/Bangladesh

1/11/17 – AWIL at Res 142  Online:  Production & pics by Sofia Gaetani-Morris, Norman Druker, Sophie Darling & sketches by Alban Low. Also this week Sheila Chandra at SOAS Radio. Next week Martin Alvarado at SOAS & Namvula at Resonance!  #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS ELEVENTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 4pm SOAS Radio 

Tse Tse Fly:
Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 2015, Tse Tse Fly Middle East started life as the region's first ever sound art and experiments-in-noise platform. Now based in London, Tse Tse Fly Middle East is a registered Community Interest Company that highlights human rights, censorship and social issues in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent via live experimental arts events, workshops and interventions.  Typically a Tse Tse Fly event features curated short art films, mini-documentaries and animations on socio-political themes, and live experimental music, noise and sound art performances.  Tse Tse Fly has a fluid collective of experimental musicians and sound artists at its core. Collective members either have roots in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian subcontinent or have a practise that features strong socio-political messages. As well as hosting regular club nights, Tse Tse Fly Middle East have performed live - and have produced and curated site-specific events - in Dubai, Sharjah and the UK, working with the Maraya Arts Centre, Alserkal Avenue, the Other Worlds Festival, the Other Worlds Music Video Festival, the Fully Booked international artist book project, London-based experimental music project Sonic Imperfections and more.

:Shama Rahman - born in the United Arab Emirates and now based in the UK, Shama is a sitar-player, singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, actress/spoken word artist and scientist.  Shama has spent the summer playing live - including performing at Bestival - and promoting her new album Truth Be Told.  www.                                                                                                                                                   Afasia Yuri - based between the UK and Japan, Yuri’s live sets mix fully absorbing field recordings with electronic beats and ethereal, siren-like vocals that shift between noise and ambience.  Yuri builds sometimes disorientating soundscapes that move back and forth through space.  www.