Living Room Session | Hello Psychaleppo
June 25, 2020, 7 PM UTC
Tune in for this live set from sound artist Hello Psychaleppo presented in partnership with MARSM. In this Living Room Session, Hello Psychaleppo will play tracks from his latest album Toyour, along with new compositions. Experience the sounds of the artist’s electronic music, rooted in melodic strains of Tarab (an emotionally charged form of Arab musical performance widely popular during the 19th and 20th century, the most famous performer of which is Umm Kalthoum) as well as 1950 and 1960s Arabic music.
The set will be followed by a live Q&A with Hello Psychaleppo about his inspirations.
VICE Magazine described his 2013 release Gool L’ah 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.’
Hello Psychaleppo is the brainchild of music producer and visual artist Samer Saem Eldahr. He has released three full albums, Gool L’ah (2013), HA! (2014) and Toyour (2017).
This event is a collaboration with MARSM
London-based dynamic cultural platform MARSM present alternative and underground Arabic music events hosting artists including Marcel Khalifa, 47Soul and Souad Massi.
Image: Hello Psychaleppo. Courtesy of Hello Psychaleppo.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7 PM – 8 PM UTC+01
Watch the documentary I am No Bird about Hello Psychaleppo by Andrew Cagle.
Mahalla Festival 2020
To cope with the COVID-19 pandemic the Mahalla Festival 2020 took place as a remote festival to overcome self-isolation, demobilization and paralysis.
The Mahalla Festival 2020 was implementing remote tools to keep intercultural communication and creative expression alive even in times of physical distance and to help to cope not only with the pandemic but also to create new forms of interactive communication and understanding between different communities in the world.