Aleppo-born DJ and live visual artist Hello Psychaleppo has created a new video, Shahba. This is a co-commission by the Shubbak festival, the British Council and The Space, who together have created the Andو programme specifically to raise awareness of the conflict in Syria and surrounding regions, commission new work and support artists.
Hello Psychaleppo has mixed footage from his hometown with his own animations and the music combines electronic sounds with golden age Arabic music. You can watch, and listen, in full below.
“Technology and art are powerful tools in helping to connect and rebuild communities. I am honoured that The Space and The British Council are able to create new opportunities for displaced professional artists and that they in turn might create work that sheds light on the experiences of those afflicted by conflict.” – Ruth Mackenzie, Interim Director of The Space