Photo collage with four different people: a man sits on a sofa, a woman stands next to a hedge of flowers, a man plays the drums and one person is illuminated so that you can only see their silhouette in front of a blue tarpaulin.
© El Khat / Vibrational Network
Photo collage with four different people: a man sits on a sofa, a woman stands next to a hedge of flowers, a man plays the drums and one person is illuminated so that you can only see their silhouette in front of a blue tarpaulin.
© El Khat / Vibrational Network

El Khat / Vibrational Network

Concert + Party with Object Blue, Toğrul, N:IN

Named after a stimulating plant and just as effective, the Israeli trance rock band EL KHAT revitalizes Yemeni folk music from the 1960s using self-made instruments. Afterwards: Vibrational Network Party.

Tickets:

Pre-sale 22 Euro / evening box 25 Euro (conc. 50% with Festivalkarte)

Dates

Thursday

8/22/24

9:30 PM

Tickets

Eyal El Wahab, a self-taught musician from Tel Aviv’s Jewish-Yemeni community, found his calling upon discovering a 1960s Yemeni pop record. Forsaking his cello, he established El Khat, a band that fashions instruments from scavenged items to echo the sounds of 1960s Yemen. Their inaugural album, “Saadia Jefferson”, infused Yemeni folk tunes with a funky-psychedelic flair, garnering accolades from connoisseurs like Gilles Peterson. El Wahab then initiated The Yemeni Orchestra, focusing on classical Yemeni pieces, and with El Khat, produced “Albat Alawi Op.99,” lauded by THE WIRE for its vigorous and eclectic resonance. El Khat’s performances are a vibrant homage to their namesake, the invigorating khat plant, captivating audiences into a psychedelic reverie. The Vibrational Network’s lineup of the subsequent party features Object Blue, whose avant-garde techno has graced festivals like Dekmantel and Primavera Sound. Complementing the bill are Azerbaijani-German techno maverick Toğrul, and Hamburg’s own N:in, an artist of deconstructed club beats.

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