Catch Palestinian DJ Sama alongside Tunisian percussionist Nuri at the opening night of Shubbak Festival, which showcases Arabic electronic music.
Sama' (aka Skywalker), Shkoon, Nuri (2), Glitter
Following Shubbak Festival’s ground-breaking electronic showcase in 2017, Kahareb opens this year’s festival with an infectious late-night launch party.
Bringing together the finest selection of electronic and underground artists from the Middle East and North Africa, Kahareb celebrates the vibrant scenes of techno, folktronic, global bass, house, and more – and the spectacular regional talent that is making it all happen.
SAMA' (aka Skywalker) is a DJ and electronic music producer from Palestine playing techno, house, and other deeper sub-genres with a unique twist of her own. Her Boiler Room debut in 2018 has racked up over 1.5MIL views as she continues to solidify her imprint on the European and Middle Eastern electronic music scene.
SHKOON masterfully refines a unique sound they call ‘Oriental Slow-House’, that mixes Arabic scales, melodies and traditional folk songs with classical harmonic structures. An unparalleled live set filled with raw atmosphere, passion and a driving pulse.
NURI is a producer and percussionist from Tunisia and one of the most promising upcoming musicians of African futurism, mixing deep bass, organic percussion with poly rhythmic grooves.
ڭليثر Glitter ٠٠ combines her chaabi roots with her razor-sharp electronic selection, diffusing a sound that takes her North African roots on a ride through techno and cosmic disco
Produced by MARSM.
This event has been made possible by support from Arts Council England, A.M Qattan Foundation, Bagri Foundation and British Council.
Additional support: Cockayne Grants for the Arts and London Community Foundation
Shubbak is the UK’s premier festival of contemporary Arab culture, presenting outstanding international Arab artists to audiences in London and across England. 28 June – 14 July 2019.
For more information visit shubbak.co.uk.