ELECTRIFYING SOUL FROM THE MIDDLE EAST
This Amsterdam based band combines Arabic, Kurdish and Persian music with funky pop. Fairouz meets Motown, Googoosh rubs against James Brown and Barobax flirts with DJ Shantel. Divergent worlds collide in a new eclectic sound. Infectious grooves and stomping Kurdish dances, unpolished, straight from the heart, hot and spicy!
Étoiles Électriques guarantees electrifying festive live shows. The singers will move you with their musical stories, their emotions do not require subtitles. Each song takes you on a journey; from mysterious improvisations to exploding collective energy. Dancing will be your only option!
The musicians, rooted in various musical cultures from the Middle East, have performed on stages in Damascus, Diyarbakir, Kirkuk or Lebanon. Now they’ve teamed up with three funky horn players, from bands like Gallowstreet, Chef’Special and Valvetronic, to produce a new sound. The first shows in 2019, including a sold-out Paradiso-Noord, were an instant hit! During lock-down they have created new repertoire. Now they are ready to conquer the festivals!
Karwan Hamid Halaq – vocals, duduk, ney
Shayan RastaR – vocals
Ziad Haji Bik – ud, vocals
Aziz Yigit – kaval, ney
Asghar Barani – percussion
Hashem Kabreet – percussion
Modar Salama – drums and percussion
Leila Fathi – vocals
Lex Pantelic – guitar
Ted van Leeuwen – bass
Tommie Freke – saxophone
Lourens van der Zwaag– trumpet
Haris Chronis – trombone
Étoiles Électriques is supported by: