– Lime Rickey International (Leyya Mona Tawil)
– Tarik Kazaleh / Marwan Kamel / Micah Bezold (oud/guitar/drums)
– Joel Nelson, The Catatonic 5
Lime Rickey International’s Future Faith is a conceptual performance score that re-narrates particular elements of diasporic realities. Lime is shipwrecked here from the future. She performs fictional folk dances and calls out to a homeland that is yet to exist. It is built under the influence of dabke, maqam, punk and improvisation. Lime twists disciplines to create a treatise of noise and nation.
Lime Rickey International is the alter-consciousness of Leyya Mona Tawil; an artist working with voice, dance and performance practices. Tawil is Syrian, Palestinian, American; engaged in the world as such. Her articulation of Arab Experimentalism embeds political sub-narratives and cultural confusions into the performance fabric. Tawil has been creating and performing for over two decades. Tawil is also the director of TAC: Temescal Art Center – an Oakland venue supporting transdisciplinary arts and culturally relevant programming.
Tarik Kazaleh / Marwan Kamel / Micah Bezold
First-time meeting of electric buzuq, oud, & drums improv trio from Chicago and Bay Area, drawing from experimental music vernacular as well maqam tradition.
The Cataonic 5 is a collective of individuals formed around the compositions of Scott Bazar. Many of the works are mixed media pieces that effectively blend improvisation techniques with video production. The result is a unique approach to composition.
Dylan Burchett – Laptop
Gina Bonati – Voice
Honor Monaco – Violin
Breonna Taylor – Voice
Joel Nelson – guitar