# Monday, July 11, 2005

Cheb i Sabbah is an Algerian-born San Franciscan who makes some truly incredible music.  I’m a big fan of “Asian Underground”, which is a relatively recent genre that mixes modern electronica/dance music with traditional South Asian/Middle Eastern music.  I just finished listening to Cheb i Sabbah’s latest album, “La Kahena”, and it ROCKS!  It’s all centered around the traditional music of the Berbers of North Africa.  Fantastic.  It’s amazing how such ancient music blends seamlessly with modern electronica. 

Other great Asian Underground acts include State of Bengal, Billy Sagoo, Panjabi MC, Asian Dub Foundation, and Talvin Singh.  All worth a listen.