When +Aziz was a kid in Kuwait, he would stay up until the early hours of the morning to watch music videos on MTV and make VHS recordings of his favorites--that was the seed. After moving to the U.S., he spent some time in New York, working in marketing and brand strategy to pay the bills, and writing and singing songs to water that seed. Around 2014, +Aziz left New York and moved to New Orleans with a mission: to form a band to manifest the beautiful music he’d heard in his head for years. The band, Kuwaisiana, with +Aziz as front man, singing in English and Arabic, plays a unique blend of alt-country, cajun rock, and world music.

You can find Kuwaisiana on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/kuwaisiana/); Bandcamp (https://kuwaisiana.bandcamp.com); or stay up-to-date on the band’s forthcoming album at https://plusaziz.tumblr.com.