Howl! Arts Collective is now releasing music.
“Temps Libre” is the first release from the St. Laurent Piano Project, a recording series initiated by musician Stefan Christoff.
Visit the “Temps Libre” EP page for more information
Duets for Abdelrazik
Duets for Abdelrazik is a cultural project aiming to express musical solidarity with the struggle of Abousfian Abdelrazik.
Initiated by community activist and musician Stefan Christoff, Duets for Abdelrazik was recorded over two winters at Hotel2Tango studios in Montreal’s Mile End and features Matana Roberts on saxophone, Norman Nawrocki on violin, Peter Burton on contrabass, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh on buzuq, Rebecca Foon on cello and Sam Shalabi on oud.
Duets for Abdelrazik explores the relationship between musical improvisation and grassroots political campaigning, an album of beautiful sounds that calls on the listener to reflect on the spirituality of struggle. Its difficult to describe in words the horror of state-driven torture, but also the sustained determination of Abdelrazik’s struggle for justice against incredible odds. This album attempts to pay hommage to Abdelrazik’s struggle via music building on a long tradition of Montreal artists being involved in grassroots activism.
Released in June 2012 at the Suoni per il Popolo to a sold out crowd at Casa del Popolo in Montreal, Duets for Abdelrazik is a limited edition beautiful handcrafted album, designed by Nazik D., silkscreen printed by Jesse Purcell of Just Seeds Artists’ Cooperative and assembled by members of the Howl! collective.
Listen/download a Duet for Abdelrazik featuring Stefan Christoff on piano and Sam Shalabi on oud.
Listen/download a Duet for Abdelrazik featuring Stefan Christoff on piano and Matana Roberts on sax.
Duets for Abdelrazik is available at the following local record shops in Montreal
364-B Rue Sherbrooke Est
2044 Metcalfe St. 2e étage
Tél : 514-844-8988
4333 rue Rivard
207 Bernard Ouest
Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore
2150 Bishop Street