Our Music Belgium article features two women from very different backgrounds.
After a critically acclaimed debut album, singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian, better known as Bedouine, returns to the scene with a new album titled Bird Songs of a Killjoy. Someone who describes herself as a “killjoy” does not leave anything out on this album which borrows from previous same old folk influences of the 60s and 70s – music that wants to be like the ideal soundtrack for summer days. The artist was born in Aleppo, Syria, then moved to Saudi Arabia where she lived until she was 10, before emigrating to the United States with her family. Music is a family story among the Korkejian – Azniv grew up lulled by the traditional Armenian and Arabic music that her singer father played at home. However, her music is far removed from these traditional sounds and sounds very American, reminiscent of 60s folk. 10 September. Botanique, Rotunde.Tickets: €16
America’s Rosanne Cash is indeed ‘a daughter of’. She is the eldest daughter of country musician Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto Cash Distin, Johnny Cash’s first wife. So, you first think country? Yet, after far more than ten years in the studio and on stage, her musical skill has developed so strongly and so personally that we can hardly pin her oeuvre to one genre. With an iconic sound that transcends country, pop, rock, and blues, Rosanne Cash’s voice and vision have captured American life for generations of fans. Since her recent concerts in the Roma and at Dranouter Ms Cash has completed her latest, very well-received, CD She Remembers Everything on the highly esteemed Blue Note label (out here via Universal). 14 September. Ancienne Belgique. Tickets: €34