SAMA’s 2018 Boiler Room debut, which was hosted live from the West Bank in Palestine, has surpassed 4 million views. This certainly affirms her as a musical pioneer in the region.
SAMA’ moved to Palestine at six years old. This came after a 1994 ruling allowed her father, who had been expelled from the country in the 1960’s, to return to his homeland and reclaim residency. As a child, she bore witness to constant war, and was subject to strict curfews up until the age of 18. She left Palestine to study in Beirut at that time. And subsequently, it is here that her love for electronic music began to blossom.
She began organizing parties in Ramallah around 2008. However, it took nearly a decade for people to embrace the genre of music SAMA’ was promoting. Meanwhile, after graduating from SAE in London, SAMA’ released her debut EP, Life’s Pace, in 2011. Additionally, she independently published a triptych called, Quantum Morphosis. In 2013 she moved to Cairo, where she started working as music producer in film. And in 2016 she took it to another level by founding Awyav. This ground-breaking publishing agency represents independent artists from the Arab world.
This symbolic artist of the Palestinian underground scene is the first Palestinian DJ and electronic music producer. In addition to overcoming the hardships of her home country, SAMA’ now beams her hard beats around the globe. As a result, the current queen of the Palestinian techno scene is now considered one of the planet’s most exciting techno talents!
Get it, SAMA’ !!