Lafawndah is a songwriter of Egyptian, Iranian and English descent, and a stateless diva across the Middle East, Mexico and the United States. She produces and directs her own videos while blending erotic passion, cold reason, electro-acoustic art-pop style and tribal ambient in her music.
Yasmine Dubois, alias Lafawndah, whose voice captures our heart (Les Inrockuptibles)
The album The Fifth Season was released in September 2020 and is titled after the science fiction novel of the same name by American author Nora Keita Jemisin where the Earth is composed of one big continent whose climate and fragile social structure are affected by a “fifth season”. Through an obscure and mysterious sound research Lafawndah gives life to a musical universe where restless movements make way to meditation, instrumental explorations, natural landscapes.
Among her most famous compositions is You, at the End, that includes the reading of a poem by Kae Tempest.
Her art is an omnivorous universe full of literal, cinematographic and visual references, cutting across the boundaries of pure music. In 2019 Lafawndah worked with visual artist Prouvost for Venice Biennale; she has a special relationship with the fashion industry as she has produced and composed music for Kenzo, Chanel, i-D, and with Jeff Mills for Courrèges.
11:30 pm | Maria Violenza | sonorisation
Born in Palermo and based in Rome, Maria Violenza plays a cold synth-punk, influenced by Arab melodies. Her sonic landscape is a hellish magma from which Caribbean sounds (those of Haitian zombies, not those of Margaritas drunk on a Jamaican beach) emerge every now and then. After several collaborations, project, remixes, covers and various divertissement – among them is Violenza Tropicale, created together with the crew from Tropicantesimo – Maria Violenza will showcase her talent as a dj, giving us a glimpse of her miscellaneous collection of records.