Described by NOW as an “interesting and magnetic collaboration”, Halawella is an experimental musical partnership between Egyptian singer and songwriter Maryam Saleh, a powerful voice for her generation, and pioneering electro-music producer Zeid Hamdan, who has been described as the “godfather of Lebanese underground music”.
The duo have developed their blend of traditional Arabic songs, hip-hop and electronica, which unites to produce raw, energetic and sophisticated music that reflects the contemporary political situation.
Maryam Saleh & Zeid Hamdan’s work together includes original music by both artists, alongside covers of classic Arabic songs, including Maryam’s personal inspiration, Sheikh Imam, a friend of her father and who she knew well growing up.
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