Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Interview with Abed Hathout of 'Khalas' Band

Abed Hathout (left) with DJ Ramzi at KZSU 90.1 FM

My interview with 'Khalas' guitarist Abed Hathout, conducted on May 8, 2014 at Stanford University. Includes music and interview.  Listen below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/interview-with-abed-hathout-of-khalas-band



'Khalas' is a Palestinian band from Israel that inoculates sensual Arabic beats and lyrics with aggressive metal riffs. The band members are influenced by AC/DC, System of a down, Black Sabbath, etc… and use their unique sounds to revive and adapt classics from the Arab world by such legends as Muhammad Abdelwahab, Farid El Atrache, Om Kolthum and Asmahan.
For more info about the band see khalas.net

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