BERBER & Q @ WILDERNESS 2018

We went big and bold at this year’s Wilderness Festival. We lit the flames and brought the MADina into action for the first time. Expect to see this again next summer in a field near you…

AWAN: Arab Women Artists Now

It goes without saying that artists in the Arab world are faced with extreme challenges when it comes to creating work, let alone displaying it. In the Middle East and North African regions, the promotion and preservation of culture are even more imperative than in many other places around the world, now, even more than…

New Spring Mezze

Over at Shawarma Bar, head chef Vicky has been working on some light bite additions to the menu just in time for that spring sunshine. Head over to Exmouth Market from March 1st to try them out for yourselves. Marinated white anchovies, crispy garlic Lamb kofte, mint yoghurt, filfel chuma butter Urfa beef carpaccio, radish, sorrel,…

Smokable & Co.

There’s few Palestinian producers and hip-hop artists that you can sometimes hear playing in the background when you visit Shawarma Bar. Our favourites so far are Smokable, Edd Abbas and Stormtrap Asifeh…  Here’s a couple of songs for you: Smokable – Now & Then Edd Abbas – Armeed (Prod. StormTrap) As I was trying to…

Raving Iran

“Is your album political? They will execute you” Around a month ago, whilst on a usual Middle Eastern techno hunt across the world wide web, I stumbled across this powerful looking documentary. A couple of guys just wanting to play some music and throw some parties, but facing the shackles of Iranian laws and social…

BUILD YOUR OWN BABA GANOUSH Ingredients 1 Aubergine 2 Garlic Cloves 1 Lemon 10g Tahini (Raw) 5g Pomegranate Seeds 2 Walnut Kernels Olive oil Generous pinch of Pul Biber or chilli flakes Pinch of sea salt to taste Few sprigs of dill Method 1.     Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas 4. Pierce the aubergine a couple…

Green light for The Green Zone

The Green Zone, “DC’s only popup Middle Eastern cocktail bar” The Green Zone in Washington DC, is a quirky cocktail pop up that’s been on the Berber radar since day one. Before the first restaurant was opened, I was pointed in their direction as a source of inspiration for creating our Grill House cocktail list….

Israel’s Burning Man

From the appeal of hanging out in a dreamy desert metropolis, to the constant stream of musical inspiration we take from DJ sets recorded live there, we don’t half have a desire to one day get ourselves to Black Rock City. However, in the last few years, like every festival or “crucible of creativity”, there’s…

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