Fatima Al Qadiri Announces New Album Medieval Femme, Shares New Song “Malaak”: Listen

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She returns with an album inspired by Arab women’s classical poems

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Fatima Al Qadiri, photo by Lane Stewart

Fatima Al Qadiri has announced a new album. Medieval Femme is out digitally and on CD on May 14 via Hyperdub; vinyl editions will follow on July 23. The record is inspired by classical poems of Arab women. Listen to the lead single “Malaak,” and check out the album’s tracklist and artwork, below.

Following Al Qadiri’s last full-length album Brute in 2016, she released the Shaneera EP in 2017 and provided the original score for Mati Diop’s 2019 film Atlantics.

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Fatima Al Qadiri: Medieval Femme

Medieval Femme:

01 Medieval Femme
02 A Certain Concubine
03 Sheba
04 Vanity
05 Stolen Kiss of a Succubus
06 Golden
07 Qasmuna (Dreaming)
08 Malaak
09 Tasakuba
10 Zandaq

 

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