Cheb i Sabbah
|Cheb i Sabbah|
|Birth name||Serge El Beze|
August 7, 1947|
Constantine, French Algeria
|Died||November 6, 2013
San Francisco, California, United States
|Occupation(s)||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 and came from a family of musicians. When he was a teenager, Sabbah moved to Paris and, in 1964, began his career DJing American soul music records. In 1984, he 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'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.
- "Jewish DJ Captivates Arab Ears", The Forward, January 19, 2007.
- Lusk, Jon (20 November 2013). "Cheb I Sabbah: Pioneering DJ and producer who explored spirituality with his fusion of dance beats and world music". The Independent. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
- 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
- BBC - Awards for World Music 2006 - Cheb i Sabbah
- Bigg, Margot (18 November 2013). "R.I.P. Cheb I Sabbah". Rolling Stone India.