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Zhala

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Singer / Popstar

 

 

 

Zhala, Play (2018), performance at the 6th Athens Biennale ANTI

Play, 2018 / Holy Bubbles, 2015 / Aerobic Lambada, 2015 / I’m In Love, 2014

Zhala’s self-titled first album was launched on Robyn’s Konichiwa Records in 2015 and met with critical acclaim for its genre-bending cosmic pop fused with Kurdish Halparke music and dance moves. In their videos, such as the clip for Holy Bubbles (2015), which was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Tony Karlsson, Zhala investigates the mechanisms that steer celebrity culture, fame, and constructions of identity. In addition to Holy Bubbles, on view in the night club device of AB6, Zhala exhibits a new song and presents a live performance adapted for the context as a cosmic LARP, inviting the audience to participate as their cosmic selves. Zhala will also, together with Karlsson and a group of friends and film directors, assemble for an extended live action roleplay workshop for a telenovela involving larping as a strategy for the expansion of roles in the play of life.

 

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photo: Zhala, performance at the 6th Athens Biennale ANTI

Play, 2018
Song, LARP performance
Song production: Zhala Rifat, Mathias Oldén, Olof Dreijer (on Darbuka)
Artists participating: Tony Karlsson, Dimen Abdulla, Jenny Palén, Makode Linde, Roxy Farhat, Ester-Martin Bergmark, and Markus Öhrn
Co-produced by Kulturbryggan, Sweden
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Holy Bubbles, 2015
Video clip by Tony Karlsson, 5'05''
Courtesy of Konichiwa Records AB
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Aerobic Lambada, 2015
Video clip by Ester-Martin Bergsmark, 3'59''
Courtesy of Konichiwa Records AB
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I’m In Love, 2014
Video clip by Roxy Farhat, 3'55''
Courtesy of Konichiwa Records AB
Fri 26 Oct 2018
22:45 - 23:00
Performance
Play, 2018
by
Zhala

TSMEDE 

In the night club device of AB6, Zhala exhibits a new song and presents a live performance adapted for the context as a cosmic LARP, inviting the audience to participate as their cosmic selves. Zhala will also, together with Karlsson and a group of friends and film directors, assemble for an extended live action roleplay workshop for a telenovela involving larping as a strategy for the expansion of roles in the play of life.