Bringing together the finest selection of electronic 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 performers making it all happen.
Releasing the breakthrough album ‘Maghreb United’ in 2018, Brussels-based Tunisian electronic producer Sofyann Ben Youssef (aka AMMAR 808) pioneered a powerful mixture of deep TR-808 bass and Pan-Maghreb beats and voices. His latest album takes him to the Tamil Nadu region of southern India for a breath-taking new adventure. With a suitcase full of recording equipment, he set up base in the pulsing city of Chennai and undertook a collaborative reimagining of the area’s rich and resonant musics ranging from trance temple sounds to rap-like street theatre. Futurist syncopations meet hypnotic, timeless narratives and visuals to match.
Hailing from one of the most mystical and musically rich cities in the Levant, Hello Psychaleppo is deeply rooted in Arabic music tradition. The brain child of Aleppian music producer and visual artist Samer Saem Eldahr, his music has captivated listeners with melodic strains of Tarab, threaded seamlessly together with the convoluted sounds of electronic music. Hello Psychaleppoʼs album “Gool Lʼah” was the first of its kind, combining Arabic music theory and rhythms with electronic music tools creating a his signature blend called Electro-Tarab.