Playlist #3: Dabke

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Dabke is a vibrant and energetic musical genre that is closely related to earth. As a dance and music art form it brings together communities, hand in hand (not in times of Covid-19 that is) in an act of raising dust to highlight the relationship between man and land. 

This playlist features dabke gems from the first half of the 20th century and ends in London with a global-local take on the genre. 

What are MARSM Playlists?

Marsm’s weekly playlists take on the musical history, trends and upcoming productions from the Middle East and North African music scene. Each week focuses on a new theme, showcasing both underground and established artists – from the more dance-able to the most experimental – and everything in between.