City of Djinn

by City of Djinn

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    City of Djinn is composed of Chicago based musicians Marwan Kamel and Micah Bezold. This multitasking duo creates post-Tarab - a longform sonic tapestry of dark, psychedelic, drone rock that draws from experimental music vernacular as well maqam tradition. Their arsenal of instruments ranges from electric buzuq, modified quarter-tone acoustic-electric guitar, violin, fretless electric guitar, foot pedal drums/cymbals, darbuka, daf, DIY stompbox and samplers.

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Debut full length c.d. from City of Djinn.

City of Djinn is composed of Chicago based musicians Marwan Kamel and Micah Bezold. This multitasking duo creates post-Tarab - a longform sonic tapestry of dark, psychedelic, drone rock that draws from experimental music vernacular as well maqam tradition. Their arsenal of instruments ranges from electric buzuq, modified quarter-tone acoustic-electric guitar, violin, fretless electric guitar, foot pedal drums/cymbals, darbuka, daf, DIY stompbox and samplers.

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released July 26, 2019

City of Djinn is Micah Bezold - lyrics, vocals, modified quartertone guitar, acoustic guitar, foot percussion, qraqeba, synthesizer/electronics Marwan Kamel - lyrics, vocals, buzuq, fretless guitar, violin, cymbals, qraqeba Additional background vocals by Salman Malik on Hakawati Produced by Mykel Boyd/Somnimage, City of Djinn Recorded by Doug Malone at Minbal Studio, Chicago, IL May 2015 Mixed, mastered, engineered by Doug Malone at Jamdek, Chicago, IL, 2016-2018 Cover photo by Gisela McDaniel, Bana Kabalan Additional art and calligraphy by Marwan Kamel/Farnaz Khosh Sirat/Ayham Jabr Graphic Design/Layout by Farnaz Khosh Sirat Additional thank you to: Leyya Mona Tawil, Lime Rickey Intl., Henry, Temescal Arts Center, ArabAMP, Rana Fayez and the Yallapunk Family, Mike Khoury/Entropy Stereo, Ayham Jabr, Ramzi Salti/Arabology, Tugrul Ednem, Tarik Kazaleh, Miriam Kouzbary, Naida Sobo, Usama Alshaibi & fam, Adam LaPalio, Mako Sica, Collaboraction Theater, Yasmine Rukia, Kaveh Akbar, Nader Atassi, Qutaiba Al Qanatri, Ammar Mnla Hasan and everyone at Ma3azef (Tamer Abu Ghazaleh), Mirza & Layle, Shawn Lent/Mohammed Radwan/Lamara, Michelle Birawer, Shayna Silverstein, Johnathan H Shannon, Michael Figueroa, Militza, Karl Bezold, Arjun, Yoni Kroll, Mario Salazar, Sead and Anum Puskar, Leena Zahra, Bob Reger, Brandon Siezko, Chris Joyce, Hamze, Dusko, Nawar Ibraheem, Social Muscle Club, Watan, Reema Ahmad, Rasmea Odeh (for spending her last night in America at our show), Huseyin Abiva & the Bektashi/Naqshibandis in Chicago, Jeff Bea, Zahra Glenda Baker, Margie & Manny Ayala, Arturo Ortiz, our families. Also, thanks to everyone who has put us up or put us on, and thank you to everyone we may have forgotten (you know who you are).

dedicated to the displaced, depressed, and downtrodden

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