oriental & psychedelic grooves with a Brussels twist
The band switches seamlessly between Arabic chants, parlando, and even rap, bringing you an interesting melting pot of styles, quoi.
Gaïsha is the funky collaboration between the Belgian-Moroccan singer Aïcha Haskal and (ex) members of Absynthe Minded, Sylvie Kreusch, De Beren Gieren and Va Fan Fahre. Together they bring you oriental & psychedelic grooves with a Brussels twist. The band switches seamlessly between Arabic chants, parlando, and even rap, which results in a brilliant melting pot of styles.
Their first single (released on 7 inch by Zephyrus Records) is called ‘Ghalat’ and was written by the Egyptian poet Abdelhamid Farag, who called himself a ‘poète de l’éloignement’. His lyrics are permeated with deep melancholy and romance. The single is a tribute to Abdelhamid, who passed away in 2020.
‘Ana Aïcha’ is a protest song that fights for women rights. It’s an ode to the singer’s name, that literally translates as ‘liberty’. The melody translates her protest into a great psychedelic trip with surf elements and funky tunes.
In 2022 the band went into the studio to record their first EP that is planned for release in April 2023.