Delfina Foundation

Ramallah Underground

London: 01/06/09 — 31/08/09

The unique sound of Ramallah Underground fused elements of Arabic electronic music, hip-hop, trip hop and down-tempo. The resulting soundscapes were an expression of defiance and hope, a challenging voice against oppression.

The collective, which was founded by artists boikutt, Stormtrap and aswatt, was born out of the immediacy of musical experimentation and the need to give voice to a generation of young people who, facing the currently turbulent and uncertain landscape of the region, have an active role in redefining Palestine’s future cultural, social and political setup.

During their residency, the members of Ramallah Underground focused on individual and collective projects with frequent collaborator Ruanne Abou-Rahme.

The original Ramallah Underground has since disbanded, and its members are working on new individual and collective projects.