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Acoustic Roots

sat 24 feb 2018 22:00 

Singer, poet Walid Ben Selim and Jaber Fayad are our guests in Acoustic Roots.


Singer, poet and freedom thinker Walid Ben Selim was born in the Moroccan capital Casablanca where he was active in the local hip-hop scene for a long time. Today he lives in France and he is the frontman of the successful band N3rdistan. With this band he sings and raps his own lyrics and poetry of famous Arabic poets. Around lyrics with a timeless message of freedom he creates a unique musical universe which connects East with West.

Walid Ben Selim


Jaber Fayad played the Ud since he was very young. He studied Azerbaijani music with Askar Ali Akbar, Arabian music with Isam Rafei and Turkish music with Ayman Aljesri. He studied at the Conservatory in Damascus, Syria.

Walid Ben Selim and Jaber Fayad


Last year, Walid Ben Selim performed during the Cultural Sunday “Utrecht Centraal” in Utrecht in the TivoliVredenburg, but he was also on the stage of de Concertzender, where he left a lasting impression with his beautiful voice.

He has a close cooperation with musicians of the Utrecht Kytopia-collective. In November 2017 he visited the Netherlands again for the festival Arabic Poetry meets Kytopia II.

Listen to:



  1. Orison – Al Mutanabbi (أبو الطيب أحمد بن الحسين المتنبّي الكندي‎)
  2. Man Li – Hallaj (ابو المغيث الحسين بن منصور الحلاج‎)
  3. Taksim – Jaber Fayad
  4. Nasma – Abu Madyan (شعيب أبو مدين الأندلسيي)
  5. Skystars – Abu Madi (إيليا أبو ماضي‎)
  6. Ism – Hallaj (ابو المغيث الحسين بن منصور الحلاج‎)



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