WAFIA

POPSCENE and FLOOD MAGAZINE PRESENT

WAFIA

JAIRA BURNS, plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene)

Fri, January 26, 2018

9:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$14-16

This event is 18 and over

WAFIA
WAFIA
“Wafia is using pop as protest. The 24-year-old makes a song about the Syrian refugee crisis ‘accessible’ with an uplifting, lightweight alt-pop melody.” —Harper’s Bazaar

Wafia— who was born in the Netherlands to Syrian and Iraqi parents and is now based in Australia—wrote “Bodies” on the day her Syrian family was denied permission to enter Australia amidst the escalating conflict there, while Trump continued to threaten Muslim ban in America.

Wafia is 24-year-old Wafia Al-Rikabi. She rose to prominence after posting a Thrupence-produced cover of Mario’s “Let Me Love You” online. The release of Wafia’s debut EP XXIX, which featured the viral hit “Heartburn,” followed in 2015.
JAIRA BURNS
JAIRA BURNS
'If Jaira Burns isn’t on your radar yet, it’s time to put her front and center. The Pittsburgh native and Interscope newcomer’s fiery sound has already earned her a spot on Spotify’s Viral 50, Apple Music’s “Best Of The Week,” and an editors’ favorite pick on Amazon—all proof that it’s time to listen up.

Wondering where to start? Look no further, because today NYLON is premiering Burns’ new video for her single “Ugly.” The tropical, dancehall-inspired track is as original as it is catchy and tells the story of a hookup gone wrong.' --NYLON
plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene)
plus DJ Aaron Axelsen (popscene)

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com