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RAqS ft. Electro Tarab Classical String Trio and Haykal Hon

RAqS ft. Electro Tarab Classical String Trio and Haykal Hon

Friday 23 December 2022

Friday 23 December 2022

In Parallel

Doors: 23:59, Doors close: 05:00, Main programme: 23:59

  • Access 18 years and over only

RAqS is a collective of event planners/makers with a mission to empower underground and contemporary arts, presenting live shows and audiovisual performances fused in club and festival culture, full of Levantine (Ash-Shaam) chants, rhythms from the MENA region and abroad, Tarab music and Andalusian classics - in ambient and electronic music styles.

As part of their first new artists' residency show, RAqS present Electro Tarab Classical String Trio, Haykal and a surprise DJ set. Warming this winter night with an electronic and classical mash-up of heavy beats, distorted strings and lots of bass, the Electro Tarab Classical String Trio will re-imagine Hello Psychaleppo's top and unreleased tracks. Bringing his freestyle lyrical approach to Amsterdam for the first time, Ramallah-based Palestinian rapper and electronic music producer Haykal utilises grime, rap and other music genres to contemplate the social reality of his roots, city and surroundings.


This event is produced by RAqS Experiences and co-produced by Stichting Pera. Funded by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC.

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  • Electro Tarab Classical String Trio
  • Haykal
  • Hello Psychaleppo
  • Basilius Alawad
  • Sadra Fayyaz
  • Vashka
Haykal - Shaghaf (Produced By Murk)


Shaghaf (Produced By Murk)

Hello Psychaleppo - Live from Roskilde Festival 2016 (Full Show)

Hello Psychaleppo

Live from Roskilde Festival 2016 (Full Show)

How to get to Parallel

Parallel is located at Buiksloterweg 5C in Amsterdam North, at the rear end of the Tolhuistuin building. To get there, catch one of the free ferries departing from Amsterdam Central Station to Buiksloterweg. Upon crossing the IJ river, take an immediate left and cross the Volewijck bridge. Turn right and continue walking until you reach Overhoeksplein. Here, you will find the Galgenveld bridge to your right. Crossing it, you will find the Tolhuistuin archway and Parallel’s entrance.

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