Joint conference AMI & Roberto Cimetta Fund

Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th March 2016

Incubinc/AMI & Roberto Cimetta Fund
Joint Conference
Villa Méditerranée, Marseilles

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Joint conference AMI & Roberto Cimetta Fund

Zeid Hamdan Dj Set

Wednesday 16th March | 19:00

Zeid Hamdan Dj Set

The first line of anything you read about Zeid Hamdan is likely to point out that he is a “legend” of the Middle East’s alternative music scene. As much as I love novelty, there seems no way to avoid this cliché.

With more than 20 albums and EPs under his belt, the 39-year-old’s work speaks for itself.
SoapKills – the Arabic-language trip-hop duo he formed with Yasmine Hamdan – have become retrospective cult heroes. Exhibit A: the European release in June of The Best of Soapkills is a collection of material from their three albums released between 2001 and 2005.
Similar respect is heaped on The New Government, the controversial, frequently anti-establishment, English-language punk-rock band Hamdan led from 2004.
And as a collaborator and producer, he is behind more than a dozen releases for regional talents including Malian kora player Kandia Kouyaté, Lebanon’s Hiba Mansouri and Egyptian singers Maii Waleed and Maryam Saleh. Hamdan and Saleh will release a new album as a duo, the electro and dub-influenced Halawella on September 17.

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Zeid Hamdan & Maryam Saleh live @ festival MIMI 2014