The Artist

Samer Saem Eldahr, originally from Aleppo, is known by his alias, Hello Psychaleppo. He is the founder of Electro-Tarab and is rapidly gaining recognition as an electronic artist.

The Work

Hello Psychaleppo created his video Shahba (another name for Aleppo), by mixing original video footage from his hometown, sampling the music of Aleppian singer Nehad Najjar, and blending it with his own illustrations to pay homage to the city that formed him. The work was launched in July 2015 as part of the Shubbak Festival of Arabic arts.

Co-commissioned by Shubbak, the British Council and The Space. Produced by Let’s Play Records.

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