Saturday 18.06.2022120 DKK

TootArd (INT) + Detective Picnic and the Mystery Basket at Loppen

Arab disco from the Golan Heights

We are overly excited to bring TootArd back to Copenhagen. In June, the group from the Golan Heights will turn Loppen into a Beirut-disco with soulful synth strings, 80s drum machines and quarter-tone melodic lines. The new psychey ensemble Detective Picnic & The Mystery Basket opens the night with a support set.

Note: The concert takes place at Loppen and is co-presented with Frigjort Festival.

Back in 2018 TootArd performed at ALICE with the songs from “Laissez passers”. A record drawing heavily on inspirations from Arab psych and guitar infused desert blues. At the same time the record was a deep reflection on the stateless identity of the group, being from the occupied Golan Heights, where the inhabitants can’t own a passport but need to carry a specific document, “Laissez passers”, if they need to travel. Since then, the inventive duo of brothers – Hasan and Rami Nakhleh – has returned with an infectious re-imagining of their sound. Jammed full of pop hooks and quarter-tone melodic lines, “Migrant Birds” (2020) unleashes a disco whirlwind that pays homage to the Middle Eastern dancefloor scenes of the 80’s. Retro funky meets hi-sheen contemporary. But as the title indicates, their reflection on borders, migration and a utopian longing for a nomadic movement is still intact in the music. We already had a taste of TootArd’s new sound at Sorte Firkant Festival last year, and now we’re very much looking forward to bringing them back to Copenhagen when we are presenting them at Loppen in collaboration with Frigjort Festival.

Detective Picnic & The Mystery Basket
A new acquaintance at the Copenhagen music scene, Detective Picnic & The Mystery Basket, has one single mission in this world: to amuse and entertain – the audience as well as themselves. Featured with danceable grooves and catchy riffs, the detective goes out on psychedelic adventures, gathering music and mysteries and sharing them from the stage.

Saturday 18.06.2022
Venue: Loppen
Doors at: 21:00
Concert at: 22:00
Price: 120 DKK incl. fee

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