Like a brick through a window, Deena Abdelwahed’s music does not comfort—she has created a sound that captures the frustration and violence embedded in the modern world, while also presenting new sonic possibilities for transformative change. With an assaultive combination of deconstructed techno fused with traditional Arab structures, the undulating vocal harmonies surging through her productions illustrate the fault lines in society where bureaucracy begets brutality, while also providing a defiant vision of another way forward.
The sound of futuristic weaponry being disassembled, ideologically loaded eastern deconstructions of bass, ambient and techno
Tawa (Remixes), Khonnar (2018)
Abdelwahed makes a cameo in a fictional music group in Leyla Bouzid's 2015 Tunisian film على حلة عيني (As I Open My Eyes)