Corsica Studios

Tue 23.04.24 1800—2100

CDR Artist Talk with Nabihah Iqbal

London based musician, producer, DJ and broadcaster Nabihah Iqbal joins us in conversation at Corsica Studios.

2023 was a landmark year for Nabihah, having released her sophomore album 'DREAMER' on Ninja Tune to critical acclaim, while touring her live band and DJ performances across the world. The album is an intimate journey through snapshots and memories of Nabihah’s life, exploring personal identity and grief. With two years in the making, and since her critically acclaimed previous album Weighing of the Heart, her profile has been building with DJing, curating, teaching, composing and engaging with the art world.

The album’s success has seen Nabihah tour extensively over the past 12 months, building her reputation as one of the most compelling live artists around. Highlights include sold-out headline shows across the UK and Europe, including Earth London, ICA London, Le Point Éphémère Paris, Melkweg Amsterdam, Wintercircus Gent, as well as further afield, with a sold-out Public Records NYC, and full-houses at all six dates of her Australia & New Zealand tour. Nabihah also delivered spellbinding performances at some of the most revered festivals in Europe, including Pukkelpop, Way Out West, Lowlands, Into The Great Wide Open and Pitchfork Berlin.

Aside from writing and performing her own music, Nabihah has hosted a bi-weekly show on NTS Radio since 2013, exploring musical traditions and cultures without boundaries. Nabihah has frequently appeared on the BBC networks since 2018, presenting shows on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Asian Network, World Service and 6Music. Nabihah is also an in-demand DJ, having spun last year at the likes of Printworks London, O-East Tokyo, Frankhan Istanbul, Lost Village Festival UK, Junction 2 Festival UK, Jazz Cafe London, Dark Mofo Hobart, Club 77 Sydney and Blå Oslo.

Inter-disciplinary projects form an important part of Nabihah’s work and she has collaborated with Chinese artist Zhang Ding, with Wolfgang Tillmans as part of his Tate Modern exhibition and was recently involved in a group performance at the Barbican as part of its major Basquiat retrospective. Nabihah is also an experienced curator, running her ever-popular ‘Glory to Sound’ events in London, and curating the esteemed Brighton Festival as their Guest Director in 2023.

For those new to CDR Sessions, the event centres on an in-depth, production focussed interview with the guest artist, exploring their career and creative process. Our events are for all music lovers, producers and non-producers alike. The talk is flanked by ‘OpenCDR’ - a DJ set of audience music submissions.

This is a chance for music makers to: Hear your own music on an amazing club sound system Artists of all experience levels welcome No restrictions - all genres & styles welcome Bring your music at any stage of development - from rough idea to final master, and everything in between Join a supportive community of artists & producers

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