Posts Tagged ‘Tashweesh’

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) in Beirut and its neighborhood.

They were the guests of Ruptures for an interview & live performance, during which they accompanied by American-born, Lebanon-based journalist Jackson Allers.

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

Look [photos courtesy of Tanya Traboulsi]:

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RUPTURED presents
Two Live Performances by TASHWEESH
Also featuring MUNMA & Jad ATOUI (Lb)

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 / 8pm
Jisr el Wati, off Corniche an Nahr
Reservations: +961 1 397018

Wednesday 5 October 2011 / 9pm
Saifi Urban Gardens,
Gemmayzeh, Pasteur street

>> Featuring additional live acts
Jad ATOUI (Lb)
[On October 5 only]

>> For more info on these two concerts:
+ 961 71 153505 (infoline)

[Design by Youmna Habbouche]

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

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Basel Abbas (formerly with Palestinian hiphop & electronics trio Ramallah Underground) and his colleague Ruanne Abou Rahme, were interviewed by Ziad Nawfal and musician Tarek Atoui on the occasion of the 5th Home Works Cultural Forum, where Basel and Ruanne (aka Tashweesh) were presenting their sound installation “Contingency”.

Listen to the interview and Basel’s impromptu live performance in the studios of Radio Lebanon, by clicking on the links below:

Audio links: Basel Abbas part 1 + Basel Abbas part 2

Playlist: Basel Abbas / Ramallah Underground / Tashweesh / Kronos Quartet


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