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Tashweesh is an audio-visual group, based in Ramallah, Palestine, that brings together installation based artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme with music composer and performer boikutt, combining their different practices and interests using sound, music, image and text. [1] The result is an exploration of the collision between sound and video field recordings, archive material, vocals, breaks and soundscapes.

The name Tashweesh, meaning ‘interference’ in Arabic, effectively articulates how they envision their work as offering a creative intervention against the political stagnation faced in Palestine. Although Tashweesh are a newly-formed group, the artists have previously performed individually and together as the widely acclaimed Ramallah Underground, which successfully toured numerous venues and festivals around the world since 2003. [2]

Tashweesh has been commissioned several times to create special pieces, such as the response-performance to 'The Spacemakers' exhibition by the Delfina Foundation (UK),[3] and collaborative performance with poet Suheir Hammad for 'Poetry International' by the Southbank Centre (UK).[4]


  1. ^ Apartheid, Against (2010-04-21). "Tashweesh - Multidisciplinary Interference". Artists Against Apartheid. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  2. ^ Dewitt, Sophie (2010-04-15). "Tashweesh". This Week In Palestine. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  3. ^ Foundation, Delfina (2010-08-05). "The Spacemakers - Edinburgh Art Festival". Delfina Foundation. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  4. ^ Jasmin, Jasmin (2010-11-03). "Catch Suheir Hammad & Tashweesh at Poetry International". Pulse Media. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 

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