Tiny Desert Concert: Karima Walker

By Sarah Ventre
Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:38pm
Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 6:01pm
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(Photo courtesy Karima Walker)
Tucson artist Karima Walker.

And now for a Tiny Desert Concert...that’s when we bring local bands into the KJZZ studios to play a couple songs for us and talk a bit about the music.

Hear from Tucson musician Karima Walker. Her music falls somewhere in between folk and experimental.

"I got really tired of a certain female archetype in music and fulfitlling an aesthetic requirement and then just being really bored," Walker said. "It doesn't always feel good to labor over a song that maybe carries a lot of emotional weight and kind of darkness and then maybe all you ever hear is 'that's really pretty.'"

Though Walker is just one person, she uses a guitar, two tape decks, and a number of audio effects to process and layer her sounds which include field recordings she’s made of natural and ambient sounds.

Her performance includes visual elements, projected onto a white sheet behind her.

If you’re in a band or know of one that you’d like to hear play a Tiny Desert Concert,  send us a note at [email protected]

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