“At her best, (Bedouine) sounds like a future legend – the sort of musician one will later wish to have seen back when, at a small performance like this Thursday-night show.” – The New York Times
Syrian-born, Los Angeles-based Azniv Korkejian, more widely known as Bedouine, will play her first ever Australian dates in March. Bedouine will stop in at Sydney’s Cake Wines Cellar Door for an intimate show on Wednesday 7th March, followed by Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club on Thursday 8th March. Tickets are on sale now.
Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, Bedouine spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, moving to America when she was eight years old.
As a result, the sublime singer-songwriter creates music that has a nomadic heart, music that is sweeping and hypnotic, esoteric yet familiar. She establishes a sustained and complete mood, reflecting on the unending reverberations of displacement, unafraid to take pleasure along the way. It’s sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool.
Bedouine’s soulful self-titled debut album garnered praise from music critics around the globe on release earlier this year, with Associated Press calling the ten-track offering “a hushed, haunted, delicate wonder”.
Today, a Deluxe version of Bedouine is released through Liberator, featuring two bonus never-before-heard tracks, ‘Louise’ and ‘Deep Space’.
“A modern folk masterpiece” – The FADER
“One of the most charming albums of the year” – The Guardian (4 stars)
Bedouine has toured with Mathew E. White and Fleet Foxes among others, and will treat Australian audiences to her captivating live show straight off the back of extensive North American and Canadian touring through December, January and February.
“This performance… (is) elevated by Korkejian’s warm, exquisite voice, an instrument of soaring beauty which is married to some elegant, agreeably confessional lyrics.” – The Independent (4 stars)
“As a performer, Bedouine has it all sewn up: her voice never misses, her charm prevalent in between every bit of inter-song repartee… there’s more than enough here to know that Korkejian could one day command the Dylan-sized audience she demands and deserves.” – Press Play OK
Steadily establishing herself as one of the most supremely talented singer-songwriters on the world music stage, Bedouine won’t be playing such intimate rooms for long.