Electronic Pop Mediterranean Middle East

Zenobia create one of today’s biggest synthie sounds between Beirut, Damaskus, Haifa and Amman. It combines Arabic pop melodies of the Levant area passing through Palestine down to North Africa with electronic beats, incorporating the rhythms of Syrian and Palestinian "Dabke" and in addition Egyptian beats and atmosphere. It is the brainchild of Nasser Halahlih, a pioneer of the electronic music in the Middle East. He and his bandmate Isam Elias started this project in 2017 in Haifa, inspired by Zenobia, the Queen of Palmyra, who lived and ruled the Levant region and Egypt in the third century AD.

A strong electronic live act, they have gathered a large fan base in Palestine and Israel in a short time and have been a highlight of showcase festival PMX in Ramallah and of Amsterdam Dance Event in 2018. Concerts in Europe followed both headlining and as a support for 47SOUL, Acid Arab and Mashrou’Leila. Now signed to Crammed Discs, in 2019 they’ll release an EP and their first full-length-album.


16.02.2019 CH-Zürich Moods im Schiffbau Tickets
22.02.2019 CH-Basel Kaserne Basel
23.02.2019 CH-Biel Le Singe Tickets
02.03.2019 TR-Istanbul Babylon
29.06.2019 DE-Osnabrück Morgenland Festival
20.07.2019 CZ-Ostrava Colours of Ostrava
  • Zenobia on stage
    Zenobia on stage
  • Zenobia - Halak Halak | زنوبيا - هلك هلك
    Zenobia - Halak Halak | زنوبيا - هلك هلك
"...Zenobia - two guys at keyboards making pulsing electronic instrumentals that build to emotional climaxes, like some crazy Kraftwerk of the Levant, and wild Arabic double-time clapping spreads through the crowd."
The Guardian, 04.11.2017
Line up

Nasser Halahlih - Ableton Push, synthesizer

Isam Elias - keyboards, synths, drum pad



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