TASHWEESH // Ruptured Session #2 // 3 Oct 2011

Palestinian trio TASHWEESH (Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme & boikutt) spent two weeks in Beirut in October 2011, during which they held no less than four performances (2 for Tashweesh, organized by Ruptured, and 2 for boikutt). They were the guests of Ruptures for an interview & live performance, during which they were accompanied by American-born, Lebanon-based journalist Jackson Allers.

Listen: Tashweesh (part 1) + Tashweesh (part 2)


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

Ruptured Live // TASHWEESH // Live in Beirut

RUPTURED presents TASHWEESH Live in Beirut
Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme and boikutt from Palestinian audio-visual collective Tashweesh will be performing in Beirut for the 1st time, on two separate dates:

Wednesday 28 September 2011
BEIRUT ART CENTER
Jisr el Wati, off Corniche an Nahr

Wednesday 5 October 2011
THE CAVE
Saifi Urban Gardens,
Gemmayzeh, Pasteur street

Featuring additional live acts
MUNMA (Lb)
Jad ATOUI (Lb)



Tashweesh is an audio-visual performance group from Ramallah, Palestine, which brings together installation artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme and musician boikutt, in a joint performance that combines sound, music and image. The result is an exploration of the collision between sound and video field recordings, archive material, vocals, breaks and soundscapes.

Performing in Beirut for the first time, Tashweesh will present a premiere of their most recent set, following 2010’s performances in venues such as CCA (Glasgow), SouthBank Centre (London), Danish Film Institute (Copenhagen), Images Festival (Copenhagen) and Re:View (Katowice).

“Tashweesh is the latest ‘voice’ to emerge from Palestine, representing a new generation of artists who are not only cutting edge but blurring the edges between artists disciplines, social action and geographical boundaries” – Aaron Cezar, Director of the Delfina Foundation, London

TASHWEESH // Ruptured Session #1 // 28 Apr 2010

Tashweesh, the duo of Basel Abbas (formerly with Palestinian hiphop & electronics trio Ramallah Underground) and Ruanne Abou Rahme, were interviewed by Ziad Nawfal and musician Tarek Atoui for Ruptures. Tashweesh were in Beirut to present their sound installation “Contingency”, as part of the 5th Home Works Cultural Forum.

Listen to the interview and Basel’s live performance by clicking on the following links:
Basel Abbas part 1 + Basel Abbas part 2


Track listing:
Basel Abbas
Ramallah Underground
Tashweesh
Kronos Quartet