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17.02.2021

Arab Disco

TootArd (INT)

Wednesday February 17
Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00
Price: 130 DKK incl. fee
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NOTE: As a consequence of the situation with Coronavirus, TootArd have sadly been forced to cancel their concert at ALICE on February 17th 2021. All purchased tickets will be refunded via Billetto within 21 days. We’re sorry about the inconvenience and hope it will be possible to invite TootArd to play soon again. 

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.

The inventive duo of brothers – Hasan and Rami Nakhleh – now return with an infectious re-imagining of their sound. Jammed full of pop hooks and quarter-tone melodic lines, “Migrant Birds” 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’re very much looking forward to bring them back to Copenhagen, where they will turn ALICE into a steaming Beirut night club with sweeping disco strings, quarter-tone pop and booming drum machines.

Press quotes:

“The catchy pop hooks and machine beats layered with Arabic quarter-tone melodies evoke the hedonistic dance floors of Cairo or Beirut in the 1980s – although that’s only half the story. Underneath the frothy confection lie darker lyrics about exile and statelessness.” – Uncut