Karima Walker: Tiny Desert Concerts

By Sarah Ventre
Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:38pm
Updated: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:10am

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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.

(Photo courtesy Karima Walker)
Tucson artist Karima Walker.

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

If you’re in a band or know of one you’d like to hear on air, send us a note at [email protected].

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