Parisian outfit Acid Arab to play Colston Hall Foyer

Parisian outfit Acid Arab to play Colston Hall Foyer

Posted on: 02 Nov 2019

The fusion three-piece are set to play Colston Hall's Foyer on Thursday 7 November as part of an extensive 2019/20 tour.


Formed in 2012, Acid Arab is a collaborative project between Guido Minisky, Hervé Carvalho and Pierrot Casanova. Rooted in the sounds of the Middle East and Northern Africa, their style blends traditional vocals and instrumentation with forward-thinking, club-oriented beats.



The group's second studio album was released earlier this year, to widespread critical acclaim. Titled Jdid, meaning 'Now' in Arabic, the record saw them collaborate with a number of artists. 


Featuring Algerian vocalists Radia Menel, Sofiane Saidi, Amel Wahby and Cheikha Hadjla, Turkish artist Cem Yildiz and Syrian keyboardist Rizan Said, Jdid sees the band move forward on their path and deepen their dialogue between the northern, southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean.


Acid Arab have joined contemporaries Omar Souleyman and the aforementioned Razid Said in bringing a high-energy Middle Eastern sound to the electronic music scene, marrying the two styles to create a party atmosphere that's made waves at clubs and festivals across Europe in recent years.


The band arrive in Bristol on Thursday 7 November to play Fiddlers. It's just one stop on the UK leg of their 2019/20 tour, which will see them perform at Phonox London before going on to tour Germany, India and across Europe.


Tickets for Acid Arab at Colston Hall on Thursday 7 November can be found here.

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