Bringing together the finest selection of electronic and underground artists from the Middle East and North Africa, Kahareb celebrates the vibrant scenes of techno, electro-chaabi, global bass, house, and more – and the spectacular regional talent that is making it all happen.
Liliane Chelela ★ El Jehaz ★ Baskot Lel Baltageyya ★ DJ Saliah
Following two sold-out editions, Kahareb returns in collaboration with Beirut and Beyond, one of Lebanon’s leading independent festivals of contemporary music to showcase a unique night and fascinating lineup from Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan.
With her distinct sound treatment and signature improvised performances, Liliane Chlela has become of the most versatile producers and composers in the Middle East. Pushing the boundaries of ‘Experimental and Electronic Music’ in Lebanon and the Middle East for over a decade, she has extensively collaborated with regional artists such as Hamed Sino (Mashrou’ Leila) and Tarek Yamani, as well as being featured in Boiler Room’s Beirut edition.
El Jehaz – الجهاز
Reshaping the boundaries between traditional Arabic music and electronica, multi instrumentalist and producer El Jehaz has become a key player in the digitalised rebirth of Mijwiz and electronic Dabke, an unstoppable folkloric music phenomenon from Jordan and Palestine that has grown greatly with the work of his previous project, 47SOUL.
Baskot Lel Baltageyya – بسكوت للبلطجية
A captivating audio/visual music project that playfully attempts to bridge the gap between experimental music and the pop music landscape. Lyrically, the project taps into the dark absurdist humor iconic to Egyptian 80s and 90s B-Movies, ads and pop culture. Musically, the project masterfully combines shaabi music, TV scores, early electronic music, and western psychedelia.
British-Lebanese competition winning DJ and evolving producer, DJ Saliah is renowned for her unique blends of acapellas, heavy baselines, popular Arabic grooves and ground-shaking electronic Arabesque. Recently opening for Omar Souleyman, she has also supported artists such as the MOBO-Award-Winning Lady Leshurr, Shkoon, Ammar 808 and Acid Arab.
Beirut and Beyond Festival