Safar is a Lebanese indie-pop band based in Beirut and the USA. Mayssa Jallad (vocals), Elie Abdelnour (guitar), and Fadi Tabbal (synth, beats, guitar) released their first album "In Transit" in 2016 with indie label Ruptured. Their music has been described as "a very personal take on American and British psychedelic folk, infused with modern pop and rock references." The band possesses a strong fan base in Lebanon, thanks to a number of performances in mostly intimate settings. Safar is currently in the process of writing new songs, among them “Other Lovers”, performed exclusively for this session of Musikraum.
LOCATION: Salim’s Living Room
Salim Naffah is a Lebanese musician, known for example as frontman of indie band Alko B
. He is a close friend of Safar and has performed on their first EP “23 Kilograms”. He generously offered his beautiful (and amazing-sounding) living room as a performance space for this session.