EL KHAT القات

Yaffa - Tel Aviv 

Israel - Yemen

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“Brilliant” 
Gilles Peterson 

“Joyously mixing authentically Arabic musical tropes with ethnomusicological forgeries” Uncut 8/10 

“This sounds like a Middle Eastern Manu Chao...one of the most original albums of the year in any genre” 
Songlines ★★★★ 

“The sound is a glorious, ecstatic clatter” 
Financial Times ★★★★ 

"Yemeni band El Khat deconstruct traditional folk songs into a gritty, guitar-fuelled collection of incisive statements" 
The Guardian 

“This is crazy music indeed, but crazy with a kind of wayward vitality, a sound universe all of its own...full of strange and wonderful beauty” 
The Arts Desk ★★★★ 

“A ramshackle interrogation of Yemeni funk and pop sources filtered through invented and junk-made instruments, and played by a poly-glot group with roots in Iraq, Poland and Morocco” 
Wire Magazine 

“This is crazy music indeed, but crazy with a kind of wayward vitality, a sound universe all of its own...full of strange and wonderful beauty” Artsdesk 
“El Khat take Yemeni folk songs and transform them into vigorous psychedelic stomps...an exciting new discovery” 
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