“Arabic rock bands are a rare gem, especially those who sing in Arabic, and a band that does it as masterfully as El Morabba3 is too precious to stay buried”
(Gulf News, 2016)
El Morabba3 || Whirldfuzzz || Moth
Challenging the boundaries between Rock and Electronica, MARSM is proud to present El Morabba3’s debut London show at premier music live venue, Richmix.
Trailblazers in the alternative Arabic music scene, this Palestinian-Jordanian outfit has crafted a groundbreaking sound to become one of the leading socially and politically relevant bands reviving the Arab Independent music scene today. Their unique rock/post-rock, electronic sound, socially engaged lyrics and an euphoric stage presence have only been solidified through the release of their acclaimed second album, Taraf Al Kheit (2016). Hailed for breaking cultural barriers and limits, the band has gained a massive appeal to a generation of fans trying to find their grounding in a restless and unstable region. El Morabba3’s music has furthermore found an uncanny way of expressing the thoughts, concerns and anger of people towards the realities they are living today, albeit in a way that is accessible, engaging and musically spectacular.
Expanding the line-up and guaranteeing a lively dancefloor, are feature sets by Whirldfuzzz DJs (NTS Manchester) and Moth (White Noise) on the decks, as the celebration continues for a night of dancing with a mixture of Saharan blues, psychedelic rock and Arabic beats.
Produced by MARSM in partnership with El- Wekala.
Sponsored by Al-Araby TV Network.
Supported by Artists for Palestine UK
Artists for Palestine UK is a network of artists who support freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinians. Their short, eminently readable booklet, The Case for a Cultural Boycott of Israel, responds concretely to Palestinians’ appeal for a non-violent, rights-based movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS). You can follow their blog, Facebook page, or follow them on. Twitter @Artists4PalestineUK
[Please note that original line-up had to be amended given difficulties faced by some artists in obtaining visas to the UK. Despite the seemingly incessant obstacles faced by performers and promoters, we refuse to let the restrictive and discriminatory policies of the UK’s border agency deprive both artists and audiences of the invaluable exchange and cultural reciprocity of live music performances. Music and art endows communities with a capacity to promote cultural diversity and understanding as well as bridge divides often perpetrated by mainstream media and politics. We actively challenge these restrictions and look forward to bringing the artists to London in the future]