Olof from The Knife now in Hiya wal Aalam, touring the US, also DJing Baby’s with “secret special guests”
The Knife may be broken up, but we already knew Karin was staying busy and Olof Dreijer is too. He’s now a member of the group Hiya wal Âalam, and he’s producing their forthcoming album. The band’s bio reads:
Hiya wal Âalam is a collaboration between a group of musicians from Tunisia and Palestine, as well as the prolific Olof Dreijer (one half of the acclaimed Swedish electronic duo, The Knife).
The group of five is led by the composer and percussionist Houwaida Hedfi. Traditional North African percussion instruments like bendir, djembe and chkachek are at the heart of the music. Olof Dreijer was inspired to collaborate, bringing an electronic component to the project, he states, “Hopefully our audiences will get moved emotionally and move physically! I got goosebumps the first time I heard the songs live and I couldn’t stand still!”
They’re touring Sweden and the US this month, including a NYC show happening November 23 at Knitting Factory with Amina Hocine and Wolkoff. Tickets are on sale.
Two days before that though, Olof will DJ Baby’s All Right (11/21) with a live set from secret special guests. Who could they be? Tickets are on sale.
All dates are listed, with some music from the band, below…
Hiya wal Âalam — 2015 Tour Dates
NOV 13 FRI Malmö Live Malmo, Sweden
NOV 14 SAT OCEANEN Gothenburg, Sweden
NOV 18 WED House of Sweden Washington, DC
NOV 21 SAT Baby’s All Right Brooklyn, NY (Olof DJ set w/ special guests)
NOV 22 SUN MIDDLE EAST Cambridge, MA
NOV 23 MON The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
NOV 26 THU Kägelbanan Södermalm, Sweden
NOV 27 FRI Uppsala Konsert & Kongress Uppsala, Sweden