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Cheb i Sabbah

US San Francisco, CA Electronica / Global Electronica


Sounds Like: Karsh Kale, Thievery Corporation, Talvin Singh

Cheb i Sabbah was born in Algeria of Berber (Amazigh) descent and moved to Paris as a teenager and became a DJ by chance. By the late 1980s, residing in San Francisco, he was internationally pushing boundaries on the dance floor, seeking ways to infuse Asian, Arabic and African ... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: RT @evaelbeze: @chebiji I hope you're dancing the butoh across next, freed from these karmic bonds, 365 days and counting http://t.co/8Dxc6


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  • 2013

    Jul 27

    Selma, OR, US | 9:30pm
    Mystic in The Trees
    Selma, OR, US
    Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:30pm


    Theme Camps, Yoga, Music Arts Polyrhythmics set from 9:30-11pm on July 27th Polecat plays Friday, July 26th.

  • 2012

    Jul 6

    Felton, CA, US | 4:00pm

    Felton, CA, US
    Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:00pm
  • 2012

    Apr 20

    Santa Monica, CA, US | 7:00am
    Tadasana Festival
    Santa Monica, CA, US
    Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:00am


    Description This is a 3 day yoga & music festival featuring incredible yoga teachers and live musician. Masood Ali Khan,Globesonic DJ Fabian Alsultany Aykanna Sheela Bringi DJ Drez EarthRise SoundSystem Steve Gold Govindas and Radha Hassan Hakmoun Karsh Kale Kirtan Rabbi Momo Loudiyi Morley Mother Medicine Duke Mushroom Cheb i Sabbah Annmarie Solo Jai Uttal Vishal Vaid Wah! MC Yogi Earth Day Weekend 2012 in Santa Monica CA., will see the gathering of the global Yoga community to participate in the first annual Tadasana: The International Festival of Yoga and Music. 3 days of yoga throughout Santa Monica showcasing over 60 yoga teachers teaching 120 classes with 3 days of music on The Santa Monica Pier. Biography Tadasana means "Mountain Pose" in Sanskrit. It is the first pose in Yoga. The event's motto is STAND TOGETHER. This is the underlying spirit of what we are doing. TADASANA takes a stand for consciousness in all aspects of life! All of our partnerships, our programming, our artwork, the spaces we create and the entire vibe of our festival will reflect this idea of conscious collaboration and community.

  • 2010

    Oct 24

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 4:00pm

    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:00pm
  • 2010

    Oct 23

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 10:00pm

    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:00pm


    Dharma in the Dance Hall House of Hearts BKLYN and the Majic B.U.S. Events Production NYC presents the Godfather of Global Electronica dj Cheb i Sabbah Saturday, October 23 at Rose Live Music in Williamsburg. Dj Cheb I Sabbah's North African and "Desi" fusions will be paired with the music of Brooklyn and French duo Ekayani and the Tom Glide Space whose own devotional electronica album Yoga on the Dance Floor and Sanskrit Mantras borrows heavily from Reggae Dub and Brazilian flavors with Bengali and Sanskrit being the primary languages. Saturday night's event at the intimate Rose lounge is poised to deliver a late night dance party featuring the master Cheb i Sabbah spinning for the dance floor. A special performance by vocalist Ekayani celebrates the new EP release "Here's the Light Remixes" by Tom Glide and South Africa's "Beat Pharmacy " dj Brendon Moeller Cheb i Sabbah was born in Algeria of Berber (Amazigh) descent and moved to Paris as a teenager and became a DJ by chance. By the late 1980s, residing in San Francisco, he was internationally pushing boundaries on the dance floor, seeking ways to infuse Asian, Arabic and African sounds into the mix. Then as the “world music” movement unfolded, Cheb i Sabbah took the inspired step of recording traditional and classical musicians from India, Pakistan and Africa, effectively transforming those compositions into sonic landscapes, thus creating a new style of electronic music “composed” by a DJ. With seven landmark recordings on the Six Degrees Records label, Sabbah remains a DJ at heart, but he is also something more.“As a DJ you have ears,” says Sabbah, “this is my instrument, you know what you want to hear on the dance floor or in producing music.” An innovator in one of the most contemporary musical realms, he is clearly committed to creating new forms. “But at the same time,” says Sabbah, “the most important focus for me is to keep the musical tradition alive. For example, folk, trance and healing musicians are struggling to make a living and teach the young generations. Once those musicians go, it's over, then what?” As an “Outernational” DJ to defender of ancient traditions, Sabbah is a true musical iconoclast and visionary in the electronica scene. From the crowded confines of nightclubs to major festivals, Cheb i Sabbah enjoys a worldwide reputation as a magician of the dance floor. On stage he often spins accompanied by live musicians, dancers and massive projected visuals, interwoven and juxtaposed as the spirit moves him.

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    Very happy to see Cheb I Sabbah's benefit album Samaya reviewed on NPR's Fresh Air today. http://www.npr.org/2012/06/07/154507916/paying-tribute-to-san-francisco-dj-ch...
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