Islam Chipsy & Eek Kahraba

With over 50 gigs booked in Europe this year alone, keyboardist Islam Chipsy and his band EEK are pioneering an entirely new genre of music known as Electro-Shaabi.

Using a YAMAHA PSR A200 keyboard that is modified to express the Arabic mirco-tone scale gives Chipsy a wildly original sound that is amplified with his sinuous pitch-bending technique and his two drummers.

Catch him live if you can, but good luck trying to keep an eye on his rapid firing hands amidst all the dancing he induces.

Photo credit: Lars Ospad

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