Harouki Zombi is the brainchild of Nina Barnes (of Montreal, the Apollinaire Rave Art Collective) and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, O+S.)
One part carefully curated dance party DJ set (including original material), one part stunning visuals from Nina Barnes, and one part performance art- Harouki Zombi is a hedonistic celebration of all life's earthly delights. After spending a vinho verde fueled year together in Athens, Georgia, Nina and Orenda found that they shared certain affinities for life, love and decadence. While watching Orenda's husband, Todd Fink (The Faint, Depressed Buttons) DJ on Orenda and Todd's last night in town, Orenda turned to Nina and said "Let's be fucking DJs" Nina said "Yes!
But let's do it dressed as geishas." Orenda agreed and Harouki Zombi was born. Orenda moved back to Omaha and the pair has been perfecting their show ever since. They have performed in Athens and Omaha (most recently at the after party of of Montreal's sold out Halloween show in Athens, GA to rave reviews.) The live set thrills with a revolving cast of grotesque but sexy zombi geishas who perform and interact with the crowd.
Check out the video/download link below and look for a tour date hitting Detroit very soon
"Harouki Zombi Swamp Theme," the first single released by the DJ/VJ duo.
"Harouki Zombi's Swamp theme video explores the mercurial quality in the female psychology as it enters the world of dreams, violence and beauty. It is a statement of the empowerment of the female bond, but also how this bond is taken to a dark place, making the sirens scream instead of sing."
The song is available for a free download at http://soundcloud.com/harouki-zombi/harouki-zombi-swamp-theme-1.