- When: 7th Mar
- Where: Newtown Ave Stage
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ABRZY (Ay. Breezy), is a young Muslim hip hop artist living in Wellington, New Zealand, originally hailing from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Over the last few years, ABRZY has worked hard to finesse his skills, and make his hometown of Dhaka proud. Some of his highlights include opening for international artists such as the likes of Tinie Tempah, Kid Ink and Lil Yachty. He’s amassed more than 150,000 streams on Spotify, and that’s without any editorial placements.
Casting an honest eye on Bangladesh, ABRZY’s debut album is an expression of his Bengali identity, travels back to his hometown, Dhaka, as well as the collective experiences of his family still living there. The lyrics speak the harsh & unheard realities of the life in the third world. You’ll hear fierce raps over energetic production, with Bengali featuring in some tracks, adding contrast & character. 80 Different Ways tells a grim tale of Bangladesh, while offering a unique perspective, that’s both entertaining and inspiring.
"Rap is a powerful way to share those stories with a global audience, he says, representing young people of South Asian descent, who do not often see themselves reflected in mainstream music. It's also a way for him to blend those stories with life in Wellington."
Britt Mann, Stuff.co.nz