Videos


HAT Live @ WOMEX 2016 – “Thru the Center of the Earth”

HAT live @ WOMEX 2016 – “TallouHt”

HAT live @ Roskilde Festival – “Qual é o problema?”

Maroc-atu de Coco

About


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Traditional Music Video Orchestra

Since 2012, Hatim Belyamani – aka HAT – unites artists in an ever-evolving audio-visual dance between traditional music and digital remix art. In his one-of-a-kind live show, HAT is as an orchestra conductor from the future, beaming traditional musicians from the four corners of the world onto a big screen, and shaping them harmoniously into new electro beats.

Like never before, you’ll see that there is but one step from the rhythms of our ancestors to tomorrow’s electro.

Growing up in Morocco, Hatim was an award-winning classical pianist, a guitarist, and surrounded by sounds of the country’s Arabic, Amazigh, and Sub-Saharan African origins. At Harvard, he studied sociology, music composition, jazz, and ethnomusicology, but found his voice in electronic music – a medium that opened doors towards unifying his eclectic influences. For the next decade, Hatim composed, produced, and performed in various solo and collaborative projects, under the moniker officerfishdumplings.

In 2012, Hatim founded remix ←→ culture, an international artist collective committed to creating new harmonious links between traditional music and remix art. Carried out with passionate collaborators, the project consists in identifying a country’s various musical traditions, then recording, filming, producing, mixing, and remixing them. Work began in Hatim’s native Morocco, a land uniquely rich in melodies and rhythms of diverse origins and influences, and later expanded to other countries, most recently Brazil.

In 2015, Hatim began sharing his work with larger audiences (sometimes tens of thousands) at various festivals in Morocco, as well as at the Lincoln Center in NY, where he performed live remixes of the videos shot by the collective. In 2016, Hatim premiered new video remixes at various festivals and venues in Europe (notably the Roskilde Festival in Denmark and WOMEX 2016 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain), as well as in China.

The project has received increasing acclaim since its inception, in countless print, TV, radio, and online media outlets.

  • I am delighted to see the work [HAT is] doing, I feel that Moroccan traditional music is a vast treasure that needs to be valued, and bringing it into the digital world as [HAT is] doing is a vital and powerful project.

    Justin Adams - Guitarist (Robert Plant & the Sensational Shapeshifters)

  • HAT must not go unmentioned, with his musical and visual performance which inspired and moved me. [...] I can’t begin to describe his work - I have so much respect for what he does. A great artist! The quality of the moving images he filmed is breathtaking! An artist and creator to be discovered!

    Nathalie Levesque - Director at Marchande D'Idées

  • HATslowly builds up an uplifting and trance inducing groove, whilst keeping the audience mesmerised by visuals that are completely in sync with the audio.

    State-X New Forms

Upcoming Shows


Dec 7, ’18. . . . Happy Lucky No 1. . . Brooklyn, USA

Past Shows


Nov 10, ’18. . . . Rubin Museum. . . New York City, USA
Nov 8, ’18. . . . AKAA (Also Known as Africa) Art & Design Fair. . . Paris, France
Oct 14, ’18. . . . Pioneer Works. . . Brooklyn, USA
Sep 25, ’18. . . . Fridman Gallery. . . New York City, USA
Sep 21, ’18. . . . World Music Festival. . . Chicago, USA
Aug 24, ’18. . . . Like Minds Festival. . . Fishkill, USA
Jun 30, ’18. . . . Atlas Music Festival. . . Marrakech, Morocco
Jun 23, ’18. . . . Solstice 2018. . . Cleveland, USA
Jun 9, ’18. . . . Currents New Media Festival. . . Santa Fe, USA
Jun 1, ’18. . . . Upstream Festival. . . Seattle, USA
May 3, ’18. . . . Pioneer Works. . . Brooklyn, USA
Mar 30, ’18. . . . Nublu. . . New York City, USA
Mar 17, ’18. . . . Treesome. . . Sousse, Tunisia
Jan 11, ’18. . . . Otis Bar & Restaurant (remix-culture.org release). . . Brooklyn, USA
Dec 7, ’17. . . . Beirut & Beyond Festival. . . Beirut, Lebanon
Oct 6, ’17. . . . Festival Ritmo. . . Budapest, Hungary
Sep 16, ’17. . . . Dar Bellarj. . . Marrakech, Morocco
Aug 19, ’17 . . . Festival Tatihou. . . Tatihou, France
July 13, ’17 . . . MAPAS . . . Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
July 7, ’17 . . . Festival Timitar . . . Agadir, Morocco
July 1, ’17 . . . Alors D’Accord! KIOSK Festival . . . Lyon, France
June 30, ’17 . . . Festival MED. . . Loulé, Portugal
May 31, ’17 . . . La Cerise Sur Le Chapeau. . . Saint-Paul, Réunion
May 30, ’17 . . . IOMMA. . . Saint-Pierre, Réunion
May 19, ’17 . . . Fustanella Festival. . . Gjirokaster, Albania
May 12, ’17 . . . Festival Arabesques. . . Montpellier, France
Apr 22, ’17 . . . Masterclass @ Carnegie Hall . . . New York City, USA
Apr 7, ’17 . . . Festival Electro-Choc . . . Bourgoin, France
Apr 6, ’17 . . . Taverne Gutenberg . . . Lyon, France
Dec 9, ’16 . . . State-X New Forms . . . The Hague, Netherlands
Nov 26, ’16 . . . Club Gretchen . . . Berlin, Germany
Oct 22, ’16 . . . WOMEX 2016 . . . Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Oct 21, ’16 . . . Institut des Cultures d’Islam . . . Paris, France
Jul 9, ’16 . . . Zic Zac Festival . . . Aix en Provence, France
Jul 2, ’16 . . . Roskilde Festival . . . Roskilde, Denmark
Jun 30, ’16 . . . Roots Festival . . . Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun 30, ’16 . . . What Design Can Do . . . Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun 25, ’16 . . . Bonobo Bar . . . Berlin, Germany
Jun 10, ’16 . . . Post Mountain Art Space . . . Beijing, China
May 12, ’16 . . . Music Meeting Festival . . . Nijmegen, Netherlands
Nov 18, ’15 . . . B-Rock . . . Casablanca, Morocco
Nov 13, ’15 . . . Visa for Music. . . Rabat, Morocco
Oct 31, ’15 . . . Xoomba Loft. . . Brooklyn, USA
Sep 18, ’15 . . . L’Boulevard Festival. . . Casablanca, Morocco
Jul 22 & 24, ’15 . . . Timitar Festival. . . Agadir, Morocco
Jul 16, ’15 . . . Lincoln Center . . New York City, USA

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