TRI.P MUSIC FESTIVAL
SAT, 23 JUN 2018
Bedouine, a gallicized riff on bedouin, the nomad, the wanderer. Anyone can assume such a name, but the singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian has an experience of what it means, the type of ground it covers. Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, Korkejian spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, moving to America when her family won a Green Card lottery. They settled in Boston, then Houston, but she split for L.A. as soon as she could. Bedouine has a sound. Sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool. That mesmerizing voice and phrasing. Eschewing notions of nomadic chic, Bedouine represents minimalism motivated by travel, paring down and paring down until only the essential remains. Her debut album “Bedouine” has been considered one the most whispered and fascinating albums of the 2017.