Tag Archives: Middle Eastern

Interview: 47Soul – London’s Middle EastEnders (December 2017)

Interview: 47Soul – London’s Middle EastEnders (December 2017)

If in the last four years, they have won over the Middle Eastern, British and part of European audiences with their distinctive electro-dabké (or, as they prefer to call it, ‘shamstep’), 47Soul are ready to do the same with the rest of world. The London-based quartet is one of the names...
Album Review: TootArd – Laissez Passer [Glitterbeat Records]
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Album Review: TootArd – Laissez Passer [Glitterbeat Records]

I first heard of TootArd (Arabic for ‘strawberries’) in my Casablanca apartment in the wake of the Arab Spring, with their first hit Ruh Bladi. Released in 2011, the group’s reggae-influenced first album Nuri Andaburi took the band to perform over the Golan Heights, and in Jerusalem, Palestine, and beyond....
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.44 – Cheb Lila

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.44 – Cheb Lila

View Cheb Lila bio here In his very first mix, especially crafted for Rhythm Passport, Cheb Lila embarks on a journey through some of his favourite contemporary sounds emanating from the African continent and the Middle East. This sonic incursion into Cheb Lila’s sonority will kick off with the charming...
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