Red Bull Music Academy Session Kuwait w/Bei Ru, Omar Offendum, Hasan Hujairi +

To pave the way to this year’s Paris rendezvous – Red Bull Music academy is setting up a series of sessions and club nights around the globe. One of their initial stops in 2015 was in Kuwait, for the music festival, Kuwait Rising.

Kuwait City – It was a dynamite weekend filled with the best musical prospects from Kuwait at the first ever RMBA Kuwait Session (January 30-31, 2015). Los Angeles based multi-genre DJ and producer Bei-Ru, and Syrian-American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum represented with their blends of electronica, beats and Middle Eastern influences. Red Bull Music Academy graduate Hasan Hujairi added some ethnomusicology and analog synthesizer lessons for his portion of the talks, and fellow Music Academy alumni Zeid Hamdan led some 25 local Kuwaiti participants in a recording session that was conducted live in one of two workshops. Zeid played alongside Egyptian vocalist Maii Waleed on Friday, January 30 at Yarmouk Cultural Centre alongside Bei-Ru, Omar Offendum, and Hujairi who were also joined on stage by up-and-coming electro-soul duo Z The People and El Jehaz, both part of the new Shaabi electro crew 47 Soul.

The Sadu House daytime RBMA Sessions were hosted by Zahed Sultan and Jackson Allers. Check out the Red Bull Music Academy/Red Bull Kuwait film about the event directed/produced by Jackson with Editor/2nd Camera Timothy Carr of TJC Films. CLICK on the picture to go to the video.

Drum Circle - Kuwait Rising, 2015

Drum Circle – Kuwait Rising, 2015

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