Kabreet Djs, Dakn, Makimakkuk, Beauty and the Beat Djs, Brilliant Corners Djs
Underpinning the burgeoning musical partnerships between Palestine and London comes Sila (صلة) - a vibrant musical exchange tour that celebrates the movement of local grassroots music scenes and the artists at the forefront of their music revolutions.
This July, Haifa’s Kabareet founders and Ramallah's Makimakkuk,and DAKN will team up with their London peers - the founders of Beauty and the Beat (BATB) and Brilliant Corners for a 4-city exchange tour. Over the span of two weekends, these ten leading artists and producers will perform in different combinations throughout Ramallah, Haifa and Jerusalem, then they will fly the party to the British capital for an overnight musical invasion of London’s The Yard.
TICKETS & INFOS
18/07 HAIFA @ Kabreet
19/07 JERUSALEM @ Sabreen Venue TBC
20/07 RAMALLAH @ Radio
27/07 LONDON @ The Yard
[Tickets sold through local venues and promoters.]
What to expect?
Live shows and DJ sets of Balearic, electronica, soul, disco, techno, trap, - samples, loops, reverb and bass. Producers meet their intercontinental peers for a full night of music, dance and sound systems where music waves unite under one roof and sounds resonate deeply rooted in history, geography and a belief in human unity.
“Dancing and politics were on the same wavelength, and The Loft created a little social progress in tune with the times”
- David Mancuso
More a celebration of diversity than simply a club night, BATB, Brilliant Corners and The Loft are all descended from the DJ/promoter David Mancuso's celebrated Loft parties in New York; the ethos is one where all dancers are welcome to the party regardless of ethnicity, sexuality, education or class. A rich blend of musical styles can be heard at all of these parties and venues in London – and this will be at the forefront of our tour of Palestine.
Going beyond just music, Sila aims to foster and strengthen the artists, venues and networks/communities, the ‘movers and shakers’ on the forefront of alternative movements and spaces. Drawing parallels and differences that underline transcontinental connections (between Palestine and London) - it ensures that music stays at the forefront of community cohesion, solidarity and innovative borderless thinking. The aim is to bring together music connoisseurs who will share time, space and experiences, to increase inclusivity, creative thinking and cultural dialogue.