Album of the year by - Syrian born, Saudi Arabia raised, American aged, singer-songwriter, Bedouine
Well my friends since it's the end of the year I thought I'd make an episode about one of my favorite artists and albums of the year... Bedouine! Bedouine, also known as Azniv Korkejian, is a Syrian born, Saudi Arabia raised, American aged, singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. I know, it's a lot.
Prior to conducting this interview I saw that basically every journalist is obsessed with the fact that she's from Syria. And at first I didn't even want to discuss it but the story is so interesting I had to dive in. Azniv's personal perspective and journey are what this show is all about. She had an entirely different career and started writing songs because it felt right. You'll notice throughout the interview that she has a healthy skepticism about pursuing music full time even though she's receiving so much attention. I found this skepticism refreshing and the sign of an incredibly intelligent person.
But she didn't do it alone. After meeting Los Angeles based musician and producer, Gus Seyffert, the two decided to simply make something they were happy with. Eventually the project got signed and now Bedouine is on like every best of 2017 list.
I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with Gus and Azniv and I think you will too. And for the love of god go listen to her record.