Tune in to the podcast of Shubbak Festival 2021 - the UK's largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture which connects you to new, unexpected and established Arab artists. In this four-part series, DJ Nooriyah will speak to the brilliant artists featured in this year's festival line-up about how their art tackles some of the most pressing topics of our time. Join her for a deep dive into digital activism, the history of Arab Hip Hop, love and all its facets, and finally, the significance of the emotional relationship between audiences and artists in music - also known as 'tarab'. The show features an eclectic mix of exclusive interviews, sounds from the artists' performances, and the voices of the audience attending this year's Shubbak Festival.
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The Ecstasy of Music
Tarab refers to a state of transcendence attained through certain styles of music. In this episode of Shubbak Festival's podcast, DJ Nooriyah dives into the power of tarab as a way of experiencing music and fully surrendering to the moment. Her guests include the leader of the London Syrian Ensemble, Louai Alhenawi and the world-renowned oud musician and composer Adnan Joubran.
Longing and Belonging in Love
Love, lust and identity take centre stage in this episode of Shubbak Festival's podcast. DJ Nooriyah speaks to Selma Dabbagh editor of We Wrote in Symbols, a celebration of the erotic writing of women of Arab heritage. DJ Nooriyah also chats to lisa luxx, a queer writer, performer, essayist and activist of British Syrian heritage whose one-woman verse play, Eating the Copper Apple, explores themes of love, identity, family and heritage.
The Beat of a Generation
Arab Hip Hop is taking over South West Asia and North Africa. Spurred on by social media and online streaming sites that have provided artists with a platform, Arab Hip Hop is being hailed internationally for its attitude and cutting-edge sonics. In this episode, DJ Nooriyah sits down The Synaptik, Felukah, Bint7alal and Philip Rachid aka Soultrotter to hear their stories and what music really means to them.
Ep 1: Digital Liberation | Contemporary Arab art and culture
In this episode of the Shubbak Festival podcast we are exploring politics, identity, and social media. DJ Nooriyah speaks to Abdulisms, Toufik Douib and Balqis Al Rashed to understand just how important the digital sphere is in their art and activism.
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