SABABA 5 // Support : Kasbah + Grupo Pilon
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‘Sababa 5’ was formed by a group of musicians known for their work for some of Tel Aviv’s top artists/vocalists, such as Gili Yalo, Ester Rada, and Liraz Charhi, as well as with famous groups like Hoodna Orchestra, Tigris, and Kutiman Orchestra. With members’ influences that range from wrecking crew recordings from the ’60s, to analog Middle Eastern music from the ’70s, the sound of the band constantly revolves around different genres and rhythms, yet, in its core, ‘Sababa 5’ is always a groove-centric band. The main source of inspiration for the band are "lehakot ketzev" (beat groups) from Israel that played innovative combinations of psychedelic rock mixed with Mediterranean Arab music during the 60’s and 70's. The fusion of East and West and the new spirit brought by the band members create a unique mix of styles that crystallize into a new and original work.
The music of Sababa 5 centers around mediterranean rhythms and melodies, together with sounds from the world of rock and psychedelic funk, creating a real mix of east and west. In the summer of 2022, the band released a four-song EP in collaboration with Israeli Yemenite singer Shiran Ztfira. This EP, under Batov Records, made waves on global radio stations and received an excellent response from the audience. In September the band finally delivered their long-promised, and self-titled album of original instrumentals, built around the band’s distinct mix of Middle Eastern psych, funk and disco groove. Following the album release the band went on a European tour including a show in the Trans Musicales Festival in Rennes. in 2023, the band released a live video session recorded at Anis Aditorion in Jaffa, several singles featuring singers from Israel and Turkey and went on a European tour. Since November 2023, their second album "Aspan" will be out on Batov Records, followed by European tour in early 2024.
KasbaH is a DJ, producer and musical explorer. By placing himself at the crossroads of cultures, his music offers a wider view of the world. After years of underground culture, he fills his audio travel diaries with the ink of sounds captured in nature, testimonies or melodies recorded on the fly. Nadir came back with the desire to restore them and to consecrate their marriage with club culture and traditional music. In 2021, with the Nowadays Records label, he created the Musique de Fête collective.
Grupo Pilon is a Cape Verdean music group based in Luxembourg. Founded in 1986 in the Gare district of Luxembourg-City by self-taught musicians, the group has created its own style, but the public often associates it with funaná.
Funaná is a musical style that originated on the island of Santiago. Outlawed by the Portuguese colonizers as subversive, it was played by peasants using a diatonic accordion and a piece of scrap metal for rhythm.
The group has published 4 albums The latest, "Leite Quente Funaná de Cabo Verde", was released in 2019 on Ostinato Records, a New York-based label.