𝓒𝓻𝓪𝓲𝓰𝓼𝓵𝓲𝓼𝓽 𝓟𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓼: 𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐁𝐈 𝐅𝐔𝐍𝐊
Craigslist is proud to present: HABIBI FUNK at Super (Lyttelton) for one night only on Sunday 11 June. There is absolutely no doubt that this will be a very special show and we are extremely excited to promote this incredible music. This date was made possible by the lovely Snack Pack team who have organised the other shows in NZ (Auckland and Wellington).
German crate-digger, Jannis Stürtz, the renowned Habibi Funk is coming to Aotearoa - New Zealand this June as part of his Habibi Funk NZ Tour 2023. Stürtz has been exploring the vinyl troves of the Arab world in search of a unique sound that reflects the familiar. His latest 16-track compilation features entertaining moments from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, with tracks sounding like a shaky fairground mirror of orthodox western pop forms. From a Moroccan take on Beethoven’s Für Elise, sounding like Ennio Morricone’s lost blaxploitation movie theme, to a wobbly disco number from the Sudan resembling Madonna’s Holiday, these tracks are a true reflection of the diversity and richness of the Arab world.
Stürtz has a strong commitment towards the political aspects of the label's work, addressing the context of post-colonialism and avoiding orientalist stereotypical visual language. His label, Habibi Funk Records licenses the music it reissues directly from the artists or their families, who get a 50% cut of the profits.
In an interview with The Vinyl Factory, Stürtz commented:
"If you’re a European or Western label and you’re dealing with non-European artists’ music, there’s obviously a special responsibility to make sure you don’t reproduce historic economic patterns of exploitation, which is the number one thing when it comes to the post-colonial aspect of what we are doing".
The show promises to be a celebration of culture, music, and good vibes. Arranged to take you on a journey through space and time. From later R&B pastiches from Tunisia and Egypt embracing the pleasingly odd, flirtations with funk and garage rock. Habibi Funk's own representation of unique tunes from a lost era that will make you move and groove all night long.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the unique sound of Habibi Funk Records live in New Zealand.