Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Arhai - Where Light Resides


Jovana Backovic
Jovana Backovic
Adrian Lever

13th March 2019
A World in London, Resonance FM, London, UK

Radiant new rays of musical light by Arhai on this A World in London! 

One of our favourite London duos is back with a brand new E.P. called ‘Where Light Resides’ and they’ll be launching it tonight at Library London in Covent Garden! Vocal-sculptor Jovana Backovic and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Lever are the talents behind ArHai, fusing a path between ancient music and digital tech, through electronica, folk and EFX, with tamboura, dulcimer, darbuka, and that most divine instrument of all, Jovana’s pure and powerfully elegant voice. ArHai released their critically acclaimed debut album, Eastern Roads, back in 2013, so we’re all thrilled to welcome in their new material! This fine pair of London musicians explore every nook and cranny of what their instruments are capable of, pushing their boundaries, and as we heard in their live session on AWIL last night, Adrian even squeezes sitar sounds from his tamboura, while Jovana filters her voice through the prism of Ableton, drawing out a magnificent spectrum of rainbow sounds. Lyrically, one of the potent messages from Arhai for our Brexiting  times, was poignantly expressed by Jovana who grew up in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia: ‘I come from a country that was broken, and still is. Music is my way of putting myself back together’. Where the light is, the love resides too – feel it with ArHai! More about Arhai here: www.arhai.com

Adrian Lever
13/3/19 – AWIL 201  Online: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-13th-march-2019/ Production & pics by Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, Lucas Keen, artist Alban Low, and Jess Low. Also this week Kurdish-Celtic connections with Peyman and Parastoo Heydarian at SOAS Radio, click: https://www.mixcloud.com/SOASradio/awil-292-peyman-heydarian/  Next week Branford Marsalis at SOAS Radio and Blue Zoo at Resonance. Download the AWIL Album Wonderland 2018 from #Spotify! Top 50 global CDs handpicked by #AWorldinLondon – Click here: https://open.spotify.com/user/34igi7n6p14p56303se0gtkyj/playlist/5hjexMuYohZ6d4zjuoGIfm?si=Gy0ckfI_QaWw4xqKQ-VGhw  #TheSoundofDiverseLondon #ConnectingCulturesThroughMusic – thirteen years - #DJRitu. Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 https://www.resonancefm.com/ & 4pm SOAS Radio https://soasradio.org/  Online worldwide at #Mixcloud  http://www.djritu.com  EqualisingMusic



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