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Witness the Captivating Dark Folk Rituals of LILI REFRAIN “Ahi Tapu”

Stepping into Lili Refrain‘s universe is like stumbling into some esoteric ritual. I’m standing on the edge of an obscure magic, but as “Ahi Tapu” unfolds around me I can’t help but be pulled into the rhythmic dance. It’s part ancient percussion and part electronic futurism, and the vocals feel like ghosts rising out of another dimension to teach me how to connect with the elements. It’s off her album MANA that’s out now via Subsound Records — get it here. The album made its live debut at Roadburn 2022, where the audience got to witness Lili Refrain perform it in full. Today we’re excited to share the captivating video for “Ahi Tapu” with you, so hit play and let their sonic spells weave around you.

I’m very proud of this work.This video is the result of Lili Refrain’s visions together with the precious collaboration of Teatro Cantiere, “Ahi Tapu ” is the word that defines rituals and ceremonies related to Fire, sacred element of deep transformation

Lili Refrain
Directed, Filmed and Edited by Carlo Settembrini

26.10.22 – Copenhagen (DK) – Forum Black Box
28.10.22 – Stockholm (SE) – Annexet
30.10.22 – Helsinki (FI) – Black Box
02.11.22 – Krakow (PL) – ICE
04.11.22 – Prague (CZ) – Forum Karlin
06.11.22 – Halle (DE) – Handel Halle
08.11.22 – Zürich (CH) – Halle 622
11.11.22 – Brussels (BE) – Cirque Royal
13.11.22 – Berlin (DE) – Tempodrom
16.11.22 – Bochum (DE) – Ruhrcongress
18.11.22 – Paris (FR) – Olympia
02.12.22 – Budapest (HU) – Barba Negra
05.12.22 – Ljubljana (SI) – L56
07.12.22 – Frankfurt (DE) – Jahrhunderthalle
09.12.22 – Milan (IT) – Alcatraz
14.12.22 – Stuttgart (DE) – Liederhalle Hegelsaal
16.12.22 – Vienna (AT) – Gasometer
18.12.22 – Munich (DE) – Zenith
08.01.23 – Rouen (FR) – Le 106
10.01.23 – Metz (FR) – La Bam
12.01.23 – Tilburg (NL) O13
14.01.23 – London (UK) – O2 Academy Brixton
17.01.23 – Manchester (UK) – Bridgewater Hall
19.01.23 – Dublin (IR) – National Stadium
22.01.23 – Glasgow (UK) – Barrowland

Photo: Tania Alineri
Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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