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Cheb I Sabbah

The music of the world converged through the productions and remixes of Algeria-born, San Francisco-based DJ Cheb i Sabbah. The producer/promoter of a world music series, 1002 Nights, Sabbah presented a diverse cast of musicians, ranging from Pakistani qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to London-based bhangra artist Bally Sagoo. Beginning in 1988, Sabbah presented a similar series, Africa/India/Arabia, weekly at Nickie's, a popular San Francisco nightclub.

Sabbah began his professional career in the mid-'60s, when he DJ'ed at a Parisian club where he played American soul records. In the late '60s, he became involved with an experimental performance group, the Living Theater. After moving to San Francisco in 1986, he joined a similar group, the Tribal Warning Theater, building a solid reputation for his artistically spliced soundtracks for the group's shows. Sabbah's debut album, The Majoon Traveler, released in 1994, combined cut-up remixes of pieces by Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, and Angus Maclise with the poetry of Ira Cohen. He gained fame in the 2000s thanks to a series of recordings on Six Degrees, beginning with 1999's Shri Durga. Diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2011, he fought it bravely for two years before succumbing in November of 2013. ~ Craig Harris, Rovi
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Track List: La Kahena Remixed Ep

Comments

ms.limpet
What a lovely song to wake up to. ♡♡♡♡
~♥~
I stil miss him
curlybrunnet t e
A communal tribute page honoring Cheb I Sabbah with film, photos and shared stories can be found here (copy and paste) : https://www. f a c e b o o k . c o m / g r o u p s / c h e b i s a b b a h /
Awesome !
Absolutely love him ♡ had the beautiful moment manifest in my life for me to experience his music creation!! LOVE LOVE LOVE ETERNALLY from Northern California ♡ rest in eternal peace शाश्वत आनंद
Thank You Pandora so much
@olivaresjua n 2 7 . . . m a k e new friends. Share the joy.
I found you through The Buddhist Monks station. Wondrous music, I love it. Wish I had friends that shared this taste in music too.
Good song for bellydancing or Middle Eastern dancing.
I like this Medina remix!
Peace and much love in this eclectic soul.
RIP Cheb
my hart sad
Haha...I second that, Mitchell! Although, I found this on a station someone created called Hookah Radio...prob a b l y excellent for that as well;)
Love this music great for the bedroom
pishmashane
Chebiji was a bright beautiful light. We will miss you, friend!
His music lives on. Thank you so much for such wonderful grooves. RIP Cheb.
I'm blessed & saddened to have known & worked w/ Cheb I Sabbah, he was a brilliant good soul, rest in peace my brother. You will be truly missed. Audie aka Audie's Olympic Fresno, CA.
greenleafgir l 1 1
Rest in peace, dear one. Thanks for the music... xo
HELL YEAH!
Nice relaxing music....
How could I get the type of thing that was in like, Bend It Like Beckham or Slumdog Millionaire?
Amazing grooves
Brilliant work.
806086283
I typed in Indian Vibes :)
curlybrunnet t e
Please visit Cheb I Sabbah's website where you will find updates on his health condition, how you may offer your support and find information on upcoming shows. The global support offered has been amazing and influential in Cheb I Sabbah's return to spin, create and share music. ~Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti
Cheb i Sabbah was last year diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. He was advised that . . .that time were not on his side. Like many Americans, Chebiji - as he is affectionate l y known does not have health insurance. Due to his weak health condition, Chebiji found himself having to cancel live shows, meaning his income stream has come to a complete halt. You can purchase the album at his website. Pandora doesn't allow web address posting but you can find it on Google very easily.
curlybrunnet t e
Please support Chebiji during his fight with cancer, by adding The Samaya Benefit Album made for Cheb I Sabbah to your music collection. Samaya holds an incredible collection of some of the worlds finest global artists (Karsh Kale, Natacha Atlas, Azam Ali, Zakir Hussain, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Midival Punditz, + many more ) who have donated original tracks in his honor. Available on itunes, amazon and through the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund @ https://swee t r e l i e f . o r g / p r o g r a m / c h e b - i - s a b b a h /
samsclubmemb e r
Amazing crescendo. Nice arrangement. exotic combination of instruments.
lavangalata
sorry to hear that
ddieguen
Love it, love it, love it! keeps you in good mood.
Chebji has Stage 4 stomach cancer and no health insurance. His doctors gave him weeks to live, but the power of positive prayer and donations has extended his life for months. Please consider a small donation to help on of planet earth's most inspiring people: http://chebi s a b b a h . o r g /
amazing. A girl who listens to this is a keeper.
tmusani9
amazing music rendition of popular mantras kirtans and spiritual music /love u cheb get well soon////
Nickie's BBQ used to be fun back then - his music was unforgetable the first few times I went. Nice to be reminded via Pandora
Sounds good to me Flora.
florafeline
Makes me want to move my body in snake-like movement!
jeanjacque3
La Kahena will BLOW YOU AWAY!!
heidiholmoe
AM a big Cheb fan! Some of my best memories of my 30's were dancing at Tuesday night Nikkies on Haight street. God bless him now he is in Germany fighting stage 4 stomach cancer. Keep him in your prayers...He has opened up my world to the rest of the music of the world...GOD BLESS>>>
yes
This is why I love Pandora...
WOW.
I love how Cheb's work, like most of my favorite artists', is sensual (even erotic) and spiritual at the same time. As Spock would say, "Fascinating . "
atp_47
chebyshev's inequality
Cheb i Sabbah...alw a y s great music and spirit in it.
Miles Davis re in car nate...mello w trip out on the heavenly earth.
hello ritesh sheth how's your day going
just woke up...this is GREAT.
prycylla725
omg love this song I wish I knew more about this music earlier in life.
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