Cheb i Sabbah
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|Cheb i Sabbah|
|Birth name||Haim Serge El Baz|
|Born||Constantine, French Algeria
|Occupations||DJ, composer, producer|
Cheb i Sabbah (August 7, 1947 – November 6, 2013) was a DJ and composer/producer known for combining Asian, Arabian, and African sounds into his compositions. Sabbah was of Jewish and Berber descent. He was born in Algeria into a family of musicians and moved to Paris as a teenager, where in 1964 he began his career DJing American soul music records. In 1984, settled as a DJ in San Francisco. In 1989 he began using the stage name "Cheb i Sabbah", which translates to "young of the morning". He has seven recordings on the Six Degrees Records label.
Sabbah incorporated aspects of the "outernational" style with a defense of traditional music, noting: "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?"
Sabbah's performances included live musicians, dancers and massive projected visuals, backing up his electronic music. He was nominated for the BBC's 2006 Award for World Music in the Club Global category.
- Shri Durga (1999)
- Maha Maya-Shri Durga Remixed (2000)
- Krishna Leela (2002)
- Krishna Leela Select (Bhajans) (2002)
- La Kahena (2005)
- La Kahena Remixed-EP (2005)
- La Ghriba-La Kahena Remixed (2006)
- Devotion (2008)
- Samaya: A Benefit Album For Cheb i Sabbah (2012)
- Curiel, Jonathan (July 21, 2013). "Back From the Brink of Cancer, Cheb i Sabbah Spins His Riveting Blend of Global Music". KQED.
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- Bernhard, Brendan (June 28, 2000). "East Is South". LA Weekly.
- Gaurav (April 21, 2002). "Cheb i Sabbah: 'Krishna Lila' and Everything Else". Asian Vibrations.
- FRONTLINE - Interview with dj Cheb i Sabbah
- Official site
- BBC - Awards for World Music 2006 - Cheb i Sabbah
- Official website
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