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KAYAAN is arabic jazzrap, unique and the music you was looking for!


KAYAAN means existence in Arabic. The band blends Arabic Hip Hop with Western Jazz. It’s a unique formation - the first of its kind that joins different cultures. It consists of three rappers from Palestine as well as six jazz musicians and a female vocalist from Switzerland. The result is a perfect blend between groovy jazz and bouncy hip-hop and especially between different cultures.

This exciting mixture emerges on the debut album “Wednesday”, which got its name from the weekday, since most of the important creative work happened on a Wednesday.

With their formation We7, the Palestinian rappers are one of the leading bands in the local scene, receiving an increasing amount of interest internationally. Their lyrics are deeply connected with the Palestinian-Israeli struggle and represent the point of view of Palestinians youth living under occupation. We7 represent with an ironical and metaphorical language the political and social situation of Palestinian in Israel. Nonetheless, young people’s lives as such and their quest for the future also hold a strong position in their texts.

Besides, the album features special guests such as Rim Banna, Suhell Nasr and Ruba Shamshoum from Palestine and May Nasr from Lebanon.

All these aspects combine KAYAAN to an extraordinary, worldwide unique project with an international charisma.


Album "WEDNESDAY" is out since the 5th of November.

- Airplay in Radioshows from Poland to USA.
- Featured with CD Give-Away in a DRS3 - Swiss -
radio show called "Black Music Special"
- Reports in RR, Grischa
- TV interview in TSO

Set List

We are able to play at least 90 minutes. As one show or split into single sets.

The sound from KAYAAN is a mixture between jazz and Arabic hip hop . No matter if it's a jazzfestival or a bouncing hip hop club - with our unique sound and true musicianship we'll present a breathtaking open-minded show. our audience will love it, dance, wiggle their toes, sing along and enjoy a truly soulful experience!