art of resistance, Syria

Playlist: Khebez Dawle.

FullSizeRender/Khebez Dawle in Zagreb, photo by Borna Subota/

Khebez Dawle is the name of a Syrian band I was lucky enough to see live in Zagreb just three weeks ago. They’re a sweet little discovery to me. Young and full of love towards life, they escaped the violence in Syria and have been on the road for months now.

They escaped in 2013, after their drummer, Rabia al-Ghazzi, was killed. They were first in Lebanon for a while, but then decided to try their luck and reach Europe – since then the road/the sea/the forest has taken them from Turkey and Greece to Croatia. They are now on their way to Western Europe (I hope they arrived safely).

In Croatia (were they spent only twelve days) they shared their music in front of a large audience on three concerts that were organised very fast, totally spontaneous. It was inspiring. All the money went for their new music equipment – since they could not take their instruments with them on this long journey. Like many dear things, they were left behind.

Here’s some music by Khebez Dawle, enjoy it.

Previous Playlist:

Checkpoint 303 – The Iqrit Files

Mashrou’ Leila – Straight from Beirut


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