Following the provincial government's announcements in reaction to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the LayLit event has been cancelled. We are developing new forms of experiences, with the objective of rethinking the channels through which art is presented.
LayLit returns for the fifth time to Montreal. Inclusive while advocating a unity between cultures, languages, dialects, religions, identity and sexual orientations, this platform presents a night dedicated to dancing.
The event celebrates the musical diversity and the diasporas of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.
Drawing on repertoires from the 1950s to the present, each event is a journey among musical genres, highlighting the incredible diversity, depth and richness specific to the regions it celebrates.
Wake Island - DJ set
A duo of Montreal electronic music producers who skillfully maneuver between genres, mixing minimal techno rhythms with rock/pop influences from the 1990s.
Now based between Montreal and New York, Wake Island focuses mainly on reconciling their Arab roots with their North American life through their musical project and a series of special events.
SAPHE - DJ set
A New York-based Syrian DJ who specializes in preserving a range of musical genres, including Dabkeh dance music, Arabic tarab, Arabic disco and funk, Turkish psychedelic, in addition to contemporary dance.
SAPHE also hosts the radio show WNYU Unfortunately, it was Paradise and is one of the co-founders of the Laylit Dance Party.