Bedouine’s self-titled debut album, out now!
“a talent as fully-formed and distinctive…as Marling, Mitchell & Bush” (★★★★★) – The Independent
“debut album that sounds like the work of a songwriter with dozens of LPs to her name… a sparkling collection of captivating folk songs” – Rolling Stone
“she offers subtly mesmerizing folk rock with phrasing and delivery that suggests the late English singer-songwriter Nick Drake.” – The LA Times
“downright stunning, a collection of tunes steeped in the classics but distinctly modern in content and presentation. To press play on it is to be transported somewhere wonderful” – Stereogum
“Bedouine is the one to bed in the finest and most relevant debut of the year.” – Pressplayok
Bedouine, a gallicized riff on bedouin, the nomad, the wanderer. Anyone can assume such a name, but Azniv Korkejian has an experience of what it means, the type of ground it covers. Her development was shaped by political landscapes and family opportunities, her adult life patterned by paths of her own. Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, Korkejian spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, moving to America when her family won a Green Card lottery. They settled in Boston, then Houston, but she split for L.A. as soon as she could. A casual offer to stay on a horse farm took her to the rolling hills of Lexington, Kentucky, followed by a year in Austin, and a trip east to Savannah for a degree in sound design. Returning to L.A., she discovered a close-knit community of musicians in Echo Park that started to feel like home. Read more about Bedouine.