Turab (Palestine):


Led by Basel Zayed, Turab is a contemporary Palestinian music ensemble that was established in 2004 by a group of young Palestinian musicians from diverse backgrounds seeking to develop a contemporary Palestinian musical tradition. Through instrumental pieces and songs, Turab uses music to address the complexities of politics, love, social justice, and daily life under occupation in Palestine, drawing on a distinguished tradition of politically and socially engaged music and songs, yet maintaining a unique identity.

Founder of the group Basel Zayed and the other artists of Turab search constantly for distinctive lyrics and music that express the daily concerns and dreams of the average individual. Turab has released three albums since 2006, and is currently working on a new release.