Electro Tarab poster 13 12 2019

Electro Tarab w/Hello Psychaleppo, Muqata'a & Ahmad Aba Zaid

Electro Tarab w/Hello Psychaleppo, Muqata'a & Ahmad Aba Zaid

Friday 13 December 2019

Friday 13 December 2019

In Paradiso - Bovenzaal

Zaal open: 22:30, Zaal sluit: 04:30, Hoofdprogramma: 23:00

  • Toegang voor 18 jaar en ouder

Raqs presents Electro Tarab with Hello PsychaleppoMuqata'a and Ahmad Aba Zaid.

Tarab is a state of sensory interaction sought by the singer and the performer to make the listeners interact in their mind, soul and body. It's the ecstatic feeling associated with listening to Maqams and microtonal music. Dancing on tarab music is deep and expressive, you can consider it soulful and cinematic.

Hello Psychaleppo is the brain child of Aleppian music producer and visual artist Samer Saem Eldahr. Hailing from one of the most mystical and musically rich cities in the Levant, Hello Psychaleppo is deeply rooted in Arabic music tradition, captivating listeners with melodic strains of Tarab threaded seamlessly together with the convoluted sounds of electronic music. Hello Psychaleppoʼs compelling visual presentation is integral to the live experience that engages the soul and moves the body. 
Hello Psychaleppoʼs first album 'Gool Lʼah' released in 2013 pioneered the music genre of Electro-Tarab and gained a credible following. The album was the first of its kind, combining Arabic music theory and rhythms with electronic music tools and sounds creating a harmonious blend that is Electro-Tarab. VICE Magazine described the music as, “A pastiche of twitchy electronic sounds and golden age Arab pop music of the 1950s and 60s. It is alternately danceable and cathartic, melancholic and apocalyptic. Itʼs Massive Attack meets Abdel Halim Hafez."
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Muqata'a is an electronic musician and MC based in Ramallah, Palestine. Creating sounds using sampled material, field recordings, and electronic devices, the results range between harsh beats, abstract tones, and glitch. He co-founded the Ramallah Underground Collective which toured extensively across the Arab World, Europe, and Australia, until the collective split up in 2009. Muqata'a is also co-founder and member of the sound and image performance group Tashweesh alongside artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme. He has released several solo albums including; 'Inkanakuntu' (2018) on Discrepant, 'Dubt Al-Ghubar' (2017) on Third Type Tapes, 'La Lisana Lah' (2017), and 'Hayawan Nateq' (2013). Muqata’a has composed several film scores, as well as scores for dance performances, and is now working on different collaborative and solo projects. 
Website| Soundcloud

Ahmad Aba Zaid is a beatboxer, looper and sound designer based in Amsterdam, and originally from Syria. Aba Zaid will be showcasing and flash looping fusions influenced by hip Hop, Dub, Psychedelic music and Maqams preparing for his debut album.

Raqs is an event organizing group aiming to support talents and create full musical, visual and atmospheric experiences for art appreciators. 'Raqs' is an Arabic word that in English means 'dance', we believe that whether it is letting go completely, swaying with the sounds or the dance of your heart and stomach when experiencing beauty, dance had been essential in human ways of interaction since way back. We find pleasure in creating -with the help of many more- mind, guts and body dance.

This event is organised by Raqs Amsterdam and Stichting Pera and made possible by AFK & Paradiso Amsterdam, 

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