Rahalla is an ancient Egyptian word for traveller.
Hossam Shaker – quanoon virtuoso – is the founder of the band and a wanderer between worlds. In his compositions, he juggles artistically with instruments and sounds of various cultures. Launched 1997 in Berlin, Germany, as a loose collective of musicians, Rahalla was present on stages worldwide, especially in Arabic countries.
Today, Hossam Shaker lives in Northern Hessen, Germany, and revived Rahalla in 2012 with Romanian violinist Justin Ciuche and drummer/ percussionist Sven von Samson. Soon they were joined by pianist and jazz-mastermind Christoph Busse and cellist Jann Michel Engel who greatly contribute to the captivating sound of the band.
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