El Khat – Saadia Jefferson is getting some great feedback!

“This sounds like a Middle Eastern Manu Chao…one of the most original albums of the year in any genre.”
Songlines ★★★★

“Brilliant!”
Gilles Peterson

“El Khat deconstruct traditional folk songs into a gritty, guitar-fuelled collection of incisive statements” 
The Guardian

“A ramshackle interrogation of Yemeni funk and pop sources filtered through invented and junk-made instruments, and played by a poly-glot group with roots in Iraq, Poland and Morocco”
The Wire Magazine

“Joyously mixing authentically Arabic musical tropes with ethnomusicological forgeries”
Uncut 8/10

“The sound is a glorious, ecstatic clatter” 
Financial Times ★★★★

“This is crazy music indeed, but crazy with a kind of wayward vitality, a sound universe all of its own…full of strange and wonderful beauty”
The Arts Desk ★★★★

 

RADIO & DJS

DJ support: Jon ‘Coldcut’ More (Soho Radio), Justin Robertson (Soho), Chris Menist (NTS), Gilles Peterson, Freakzone, Gideon Coe (BBC 6Music), Steve Barker (BBC Lancashire), Pete On the Corner (Worldwide FM), Toshio Matsurra (Worldwide FM), Oonops (Brooklyn Radio), DJ Aya (Ketch A Vibe), Radio Krimi (FR), Nigel Wood (Dublin City)