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Video: Fatima Al Qadiri, "How Can I Resist U"

Fatima Al Qadiri describes "How Can I Resist U" as a love letter to London and to "Dubstep (before it wobbled)." The film, which premiered as part of Qadiri's Genre-Specific Xperience release party and screening at the New Museum this past fall, is directed by Sophia Al-Maria and is "interspersed with Youtube footage of Ma'alaya dances specific to Gulf countries like UAE and Oman—the super cars, dancing girls and brutalist council estates in the video are part of the down-and-dirty dream that a trip to London signifies for Khaleejis (Gulf Arabs). The color of the video is based on an infamous Arab royal's custom 'Gulf Blue' Koenigsegg CCXR that terrorized the streets of the city's posh neighborhoods." Al-Maria delivers a heady look for an equally irresistible and menacing sound.

Video: Fatima Al Qadiri, "How Can I Resist U"