Hazeen: Zombies, Muslims and Death Metal

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Invited talk on our musical practice as Hazeen, a Muslim black-death metal band/art performance group, comprised of academics and artists Can Yalcinkaya (drums) and Safdar Ahmed (vocals and guitar). Our music addresses the expanding field of Islamophobia and bigotry in contemporary Australia. In our songs, as in our performances, we aestheticise prejudice, appropriating the reductive essentialisation of Islam and the paradigm ‘Islamic terrorism’—to highlight and subvert its politically confected nature. Our songs comment on terror alert politics, Muslim veil controversies, ‘timebomb’ demographics, refugee panics and taqiyya/halal-food conspiracies. Our presentation will provide personal, artistic and scholarly insights into our creative practice.
Period15 Sept 2018
Event titleHow do we have a conversation about Islam?
Event typeConference
LocationBlacktown, Australia, New South WalesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational