The Oddisee produced 'Nouh Al Hamam' from Egyptian songstress Maryam Saleh is the first leak off 'Sawtuha' (due out January 24 via Jakarta Records).
In the backdrop of repressive and violent backlash from the Arab Spring, nine female artists from Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt convened to sing against "corruption, despotism, patronization and narrow-mindedness." Sawtuha (the Arabic word for "her voice") is the culmination of their two week recording session in Tunisia (organized by Berlin-based NGO MICT– Media In Cooperation and Transition), where Sudanese-American beatmaker Oddisee and Olof Dreijer (1/2 of Swedish electro-duo the Knife) came aboard to add a production hand. Egyptian songstress Maryam Saleh's Oddisee-produced "Nouh Al Hamam" is the first track from the project to surface. Listen below and stay tuned for more on Sawtuha, due out January 24th via Jakarta Records.