Beatles Go Egypt | von Beyond Borders

German-Tunisian collective Beyond Borders has been created within the aftermath of the Arab Spring revolution in Tunisia. Founded in 2011 in Germany, the band has released two albums, Un Coup Du Destin (2013) and It Just Happens (2018), and have been recognized at prestigious stages like the Hammamet International Festival (TUN), Elbjazz and Enjoy Jazz Festival (GER).

With this new release called Beatles Go Egypt, the four musicians tap into uncharted waters: They are underlining famous songs by The Beatles with Gnawa grooves and reinventing melodies in the maqam tradition. These ‚western‘ hits are paired with Jazz and Rock-influenced interpretations of songs by Egyptian luminary Abdel Wahab. A modern, border-free look on the popular music of the 60s from two different worlds, combined in one album.

released November 25, 2022

Fadhel Boubaker | vocals, oud
Niko Seibold | vocals, saxophones
Jonathan Sell | microtonal electric bass, backing vocals
Dominik Fürstberger | drums, percussion, backing vocals