RAqS is a collective of event planners/makers with a mission to empower underground and contemporary arts, presenting live shows and audiovisual performances fused in club and festival culture, full of Levantine (Ash-Shaam) chants, rhythms from the MENA region and abroad, Tarab music and Andalusian classics - in ambient and electronic music styles.
As part of their first new artists' residency show, RAqS present Electro Tarab Classical String Trio, Haykal and a surprise DJ set. Warming this winter night with an electronic and classical mash-up of heavy beats, distorted strings and lots of bass, the Electro Tarab Classical String Trio will re-imagine Hello Psychaleppo's top and unreleased tracks. Bringing his freestyle lyrical approach to Amsterdam for the first time, Ramallah-based Palestinian rapper and electronic music producer Haykal utilises grime, rap and other music genres to contemplate the social reality of his roots, city and surroundings.
This event is produced by RAqS Experiences and co-produced by Stichting Pera. Funded by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC.