Kuwait Rising is an alternative music festival which is going to be held in Kuwait this coming weekend (Friday, 28th October) and feature artists from around the world including:
El Rass (Lebanon)
Lebanese rapper El Rass, or Mazen El Sayed’s talent is represented in switching naturally from classical Arabic language, to the spoken Lebanese dialect, tackling a wide range of sensitive subjects and realms. An emphatic on-stage performer, El Rass draws material from the ancient and the modern, the spiritual and the worldly.
Al Nather (Palestine)
Al Nather (Mohammad Masrujah), is a flautist, percussionist, vocalist and producer based in Ramallah. As a producer, Al Nather’s focus is sampling while occassionally developing original works of art. He constitutes a part of a hip-hop crew based also in Ramallah called [ – 1]. He’s produced music for numerous artists including Edd Abbas (Lebanon), El Rass (Lebanon), Abyusif (Egypt) and Bu Kulthoum (Syria). His influences range from classical Arabic music to extremely experimental works.
Muqata’a (Boikutt) is a musician and MC based in Ramallah, Palestine. Creating sounds using sampled material, field recordings, and electronic devices, the results range between hip-hop, downtempo, glitch, ambient and experimental. He has composed and produced music for artists such as Kronos Quartet, Bukue One, Spiritchild, Tamer Abu-Ghazaleh and others, and has appeared as an MC on albums for artists such as Heliodrome, Slovo, Bonnot, and Lethal Skillz to name a few.
Nada El Shazly (Egypt)
Nada El Shazly is an Egyptian singer, composer and music producer who works and lives in Cairo. Nada is currently preparing for her first album, which is an extension of the first show she presented a few years ago in Cairo, Alexandria, Beirut and Montreal. Nada composes and produces her own music using her voice alongside various electronic technique besides playing sax and piano. Her journey is filled with transformations that give her music a profound identity and mirrors her experience in music from various places and different times.
Sulk Station (Nepal / India)
One of India’s distinctive talents, Sulk Station are creating their own brand of lush, moody and hypnotic music set in a heavenly ambience. Tanvi Rao’s sultry vocals layered over Rahul Giri’s minimalist production creates an innovative template of sounds, which allows the two to play out extremely compelling tunes. Their songs are a mix of contemporary electronic genres (trip-hop/ambient) with traces of Indian classical music, rendered by Tanvi, and unlike anything coming out of India.
The event is hosted by Zahed Sultan and will take place at DAI in Yarmouk with limited tickets costing KD15 each. For more information on the event including a link to buy tickets, click [Here]
248AM has teamed up with Zahed Sultan and Red Bull to giveaway two festival tickets to one lucky winner. All you need to do to enter the draw is leave a comment below mentioning the brand of the energy drink in the flyer above.
I will stop accepting entries in the comments section by tomorrow 9AM and then randomly choose one winner and notify them via email.
Rules: Only one entry per person and please make sure you use a working email since the winner will be contacted by email. If winner doesn’t respond, another winner will be randomly chosen.
Update: I closed the post for comments at 9AM and using random.org chose a winner which was number 42, Aziz. Winner has been contacted by email. Thank you for participating!