مصطفى رفيق (Mustafa Rafiq)

January 31, 8:30am - 10:00am MST. Hosted at CKUA

part of a series on Roots


About the speaker

Theirs is an exploration through sound.

Whether as the musical promoter and booker behind Sweaty Palms, an eclectic curation of local and international talent, or through their solo project Family Injera, an experimental-ambient project with Arabian Guitar roots, Mustafa Rafiq creates opportunities to connect seemingly different genres and audiences.

In their personal projects, Rafiq explores feelings surrounding gender and being part of a diaspora, which fuels their focus to make sonic spaces feel both safe and authentic.

Mustafa’s free-forming solo music project, Family Injera, has performed in festivals such as Big Fun, Sled Island, Pretty Good Not Bad, Black Arts Matter (Edmonton), and The Edmonton Poetry Festival, along with multiple presentations at Mile Zero Dance, RV There Yet? and SubArctic.

They have also collaborated through installations in Nuit Blanche (Edmonton), Mcluhan Arts House and Good Women Dance Society.

@familyinjera

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Additional details

CKUA event space is located in the Alberta Hotel, south west of Canada Place on the north side of Jasper Avenue.

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