Location: Ramallah, Palestine
Projects with YSDT: bound, From Dust, Against a Hard Surface
Past: Muqata’a is a musician and MC based in Ramallah, Palestine. Creating sounds using sampled material, field recordings, and electronic devices, the results range between hip-hop, downtempo, and glitch He has composed and produced music for artists such as Kronos Quartet, Bukue One, Jehst, Tamer Abu-Ghazaleh and others, and has appeared as an MC on albums for artists such as Heliodrome, Slovo, Bonnot, and Beatoven to name a few. Co-founder of the Ramallah Underground Collective which has toured across the Arab World, Europe, and Australia, until the collective split up in 2009. Muqata’a is also co-founder and member of audio-visual group Tashweesh, with whom he is currently touring. He has composed several international and local film scores, as well as dance theater performances, and is now working on different collaborative and solo projects.
Current: Touring with Tashweesh and working on several collaborative and solo projects. More information at http://muqataa.com.