DEENA ABDELWAHED (TUN)
16th November, 2018
“An intellectually mesmerising album from the Toulouse based Tunisian artist that smartly blends the sounds and rhythms of the Maghreb with left field experimental techno, house and electronic music, presenting it in a way that shatters any preconceptions of any of them. Deena Abdelwahed is an activist for social justice as much as she is an artist and Khonnar tackles subjects like the ongoing subjugation and control in the wake of the 2011-12 Arab uprisings, the migrant “crisis”, gender inequality and the marginalised migrant communities of France. An weighty, thought-provoking and original work of immense quality that is both firmly grounded in symbolism as much as it is an unflinching representation of reality.” Indie30.