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Artist Details: Sam Shalabi

Sam Shalabi is a central node in Montreal’s free improv scene. One cannot count the many projects he is a part of. He is best known as a founding member of Shalabi Effect, who have recorded three albums on Alien8 Recordings which have earned the band extremely good response from critics and music enthusiasts alike. Apart from Shalabi Effect, he is also part of a number of bands, among which Detention, Molasses, Po, ‘Gypt Gore, and a trio with David Kristian and Alexandre St-Onge. He is also known for three solo albums: “Luteness” (Squint Fucker Press, deleted), “On Hashish” (Alien8 Recordings), and of course “Osama”, his investigation of arabophobia in a ’post-9-11 world’. His style ranges from freeform psychedelic rock to the most oddball abstract performance. Although mostly known as a guitarist, the highly versatile Shalabi also performs on oud and a variety of other instruments.

Releases and items by Sam Shalabi

Eid by Sam Shalabi CD: $9.00
Download: $7.99

Sam Shalabi: Eid

Alien8 Recordings

Sam Shalabi's third solo outing for Alien8, _Eid_, was written and conceived in Cairo, Egypt in 2006 while Shalabi was living there and further rea...

Osama by Sam Shalabi CD: $5.00
Download: $4.99

Sam Shalabi: Osama

Alien8 Recordings

We are very pleased to present Osama, Sam Shalabi's "protest music about arabophobia in a Post 9-11 World". Sam Shalabi is the hardest working pers...

On Hashish by Sam Shalabi Download: $7.99

Sam Shalabi: On Hashish

Alien8 Recordings

Sam Shalabi is the most active player in Montreal's blossoming improv scene. Over the last couple of years has been documented on releases by Shala...

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