Ramallah Underground (Palestine) are a collective with a unique sound, fused elements of Arabic electronic music, hip-hop, trip hop and down-tempo. The resulting soundscapes are an expression of defiance and hope, a challenging voice against oppression.

Founded by artists boikutt, Stormtrap and aswatt, Ramallah Underground was born out of the immediacy of musical experimentation and the need to give voice to a generation of young people who, facing the currently turbulent and uncertain landscape of the region, have an active role in redefining Palestine’s future cultural, social and political setup.

During their residency, the members of Ramallah Underground focused on individual and collective projects with frequent collaborator Ruanne Abou-Rahme.

The original Ramallah Underground has since disbanded, and its members are working on new individual and collective projects.


Please note all artist-in-residence biographies are accurate at the time of their residency. For up-to-date bios please visit the artist’s website.