The Austin 100: Bedouine Recommended if you like Angel Olsen and Joni Mitchell.

The Austin 100: Bedouine

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Bedouine will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Genre: Folk

Why We're Excited: Azniv Korkejian gave herself the name Bedouine to capture both the sounds of a wandering spirit and the story of a woman who's rarely stayed in one place for long. Born in Aleppo, Syria, Bedouine spent her early childhood in Saudi Arabia before winning a green-card lottery and moving, at age 10, to the U.S., where she's relocated constantly. Her songs touch on her travels — and occasionally address heady topics like the war in Syria — but each also channels the spirit of breezy, shimmery, vintage English folk, as well as echoes of modern practitioners like Laura Marling.

Stream Bedouine's "One Of These Days"