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Arabic music from Sweden
Folk/WorldNordic Folk Alliance-19WOMEX -18
Tarabband is lead by the charismatic Egyptian Iraqi singer and Saz player Nadin Al khalidi. Together with five skilled musicians from Sweden and France she creates original compositions based on the Arabic music heritage, strongly influenced by Persian, Jazz, Latin & Folk music. Nadin's Arabic lyrics are reflections on her own experience of war, exile, love and a new birth. Nadin was awarded “Tradition bearer of the year” 2014 at Swedish World Music awards, and Tarabband "Group of the year" 2017.
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Nadin Al khalidi fled from Iraq in 2001 arriving to Sweden as a refugee. Her lyrics merge political and social topics along with questions around identity, survival and love; always striving for peace and tolerance between the different cultures. It also paves the way to Tarabband’s Arabic young audience to relate and connect with Nadin’s lyrics in a way that is relevant with the current challenges young people are facing in the Middle East. Whether it’s Iraqi, Egyptian, or Swedish, Nadin celebrates her triple identity, a mix that is culturally rich.

During 2018 Tarabband established a musical collaboration with Swedish Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra/Musik i Syd. There will be an album release with material from their liveconcert recorded at Palladium Malmö, read more about it here: 

Tarabband's album Ashofak Baden was released in Mars 2016 in Sweden, carrying stories from the depth of the Mediterranean sea where thousands of refugees began and ended their "journey of survival"
Members: Nadin Al khalidi – Lead Vocals, Saz, Banjo, Guitar Gabriel Hermansson – Oud, Guitar, Vocals Romain Coutama – Bass, Gimbri,Vocals Filip Runesson – Violin  – Amar Chaoui/Fredrik Gille/ Valter Kinbom– alternating on Percussion 

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Nadin Al Khalidi