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Karrouhat, El Rass And Top Hip-Hop Acts Headlining Wasla

Arabic Hip-Hop is coming in hot, offering more than ever in 2018 and the Wasla Hip-Hop session is hosting some of the biggest names on the scene this Thursday, 13th December.

DJ set by Karrouhat

Basil Al Hadi, aka Karrouhat will perform at the contemporary celebration of Arabic music. For nearly five years, the Kuwaiti DJ has been writing, recording and performing his unique brand of reggae  tunes across the Middle East. Apart from songs like “Ayyam” and “Oh Ma3ena” that rose him to prominence, partygoers can expect covers of music icons like Bob Marley and Pink Floyd.

Journey of Arabic cultures with N3rdistan

Simply put, N3rdistan is an example of east-meets-west. The French-Moroccan band made a name for themselves for their contemporary musical style, backed with lyrics based on poems from older generations. Their multi-talented band members can play it all, from indie, hip-hop, African rhythms to electro.

Hip-Hop revolution from Tripoli’s finest

Witness Lebanese rapper and hip-hop mainstay El Rass unleash thought-provoking lyrics when he performs at Wasla. Hailing from Tripoli, the rapper rose to fame producing tracks that reflect on the Arab world’s culture, politics and status-quo. There’s no denying he’s established himself as a legend in the new wave of Arabic rap.

Moqata’a ready to rock Wasla

In a country dominated by decades of conflict and war, Moqata’a is among a rare breed of bands to put his country, Palestine on the map. His music explores a set of dark and syncopated styles that reflect on his upbringing and the tensions of his country. With an emerging music culture in Ramallah, the band found fame performing at restaurants, cafes and bars and the band has gone strength to strength since then.

Mark your calendar: 13th December  

Wasla Hip-Hop session takes place tonight at On42, Media One Hotel. Doors open at 8 pm and the show begins from 9 pm till midnight. The event will also witness the unveiling of the Wasla March 2019 festival line-up. Tickets are priced at Dhs 80 online and for Dhs 100 at the venue.