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Heralded by the major French newspaper Le Monde as “the spokesman of a new generation,” DAM, the first Palestinian hip hop crew and among the first to rap in Arabic, began working together in the late 1990s. Struck by the uncanny resemblance of the reality of the streets in a Tupac video to the streets in their own neighborhood of Lyd, Tamer Nafar, Suhell Nafar, Mahmoud Jreri were inspired to tell their stories through hip hop. After their timely song “Min Irhabi” (“Who’s the terrorist”) was downloaded over a million times shortly after its internet release in 2001, DAM became a household name among youth throughout the Middle East and has been featured in Vibe, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Q, Basement, Reuters, and The New York Times, as well as MTV, CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera.

Their stellar 2018 album ‘Ben Haana Wa Maana’ saw new member Maysa Daw join the band and spearheaded a new wave of bass-heavy and hard hitting music with their revamped sound.


Past MARSM Shows

02/03/18Jazz Cafe
01/03/18Birmingham The Crossing
28/02/18Manchester Band on the Wall
27/02/18Sheffield Constellations
08/10/15Electrowerkz - Case of Arabic Hip Hop 2 - Double Bill with 47SOUL
08/11/14Rich Mix - Support: Katibeh 5
07/11/14Kraak Manchester
06/11/14Corporation Sheffield