Donia Jarrar + Friends wsg Huda Asfour

8 p.m. ET Saturday, June 25, 2022
Artist-in-Residence Donia Jarrar in Concert

In-person at The Annex @ AANM

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Join artist-in-residence Donia Jarrar in concert as she presents excerpts from her new work, BUTCHER, produced during her residency.

Outside of infamous Egyptian serial killers Raya and Sakina and the mythological Aicha Qandicha, North African women as figures of darkness have rarely been explored, much less so in music. BUTCHER is a loosely autobiographical concept album based on Jarrar’s own experiences with domestic and intimate partner violence and sexual assault, in which she takes on the persona of a vigilante and antihero doling out punishments through the power wielded to her via a sonic cleaver. While her role is rooted in protecting victims and removing the social stigma around domestic violence in our community, she is by no means just or angelic.

Jarrar is not interested in playing nice. Rather, she aims to explore what is possible when women, non-binary people and queers of all genders defy, disrupt and destroy the patriarchy through violent means and without mercy, drawing inspiration from horror, science-fiction and the erotic.

BUTCHER will delve into the genres of noise, industrial and electronic all while maintaining Jarrar’s signature incorporation of oral histories and field recordings.


All AANM guests are required to show proof of full vaccination, remain masked, and fill out a health screening form upon check-in in order to attend this event.

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Donia Jarrar is a composer, pianist, improviser, and producer known for her unique use of field recordings, working with oral histories and their relationship to the composition and shaping of new musical works across varying genres. She releases music under the solo moniker Phonodelica. Her personal experiences have strongly shaped her compositional voice, leading her to explore themes of intergenerational memory, trauma, identity, exile, displacement, and cultural narrative. Jarrar holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. She lives in Los Angeles with her chihuahua Lily.

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