Paed Conca Päd Conca Clarinet Praed Porta Chiusa City of Salt Composer Improviser Komponist Bassist Clarinet Baß

  PRAED پرائد

    psychedelic shaabi from Beirut


photo by Tony Elieh

Founded by Raed Yassin and Paed Conca in 2006, “Praed” is a band whose musical oeuvre can be described as a mixture
of Arabic popular music, free jazz, and electronics. In the same year, the band made its first public appearance in Al Maslakh
festival in Switzerland, immediately followed by a concert at the Irtijal festival in Beirut. Since then, the band has frequented
numerous international music festivals and toured intensively world-wide, spanning Japan, Europe and Canada. Through
these endeavors, the band has created a large global network with other renowned musicians as musical collaborators.

The band consists of two regular members: Raed Yassin playing keyboards, laptop, electronics and vocals; and Paed Conca
on clarinet, electric bass and electronics.

PRAED did also perform under the name PRAED PLUS as a big band together with Axel Dörner, Johannes Bauer, Hans Koch
and Stephane Rives
or with different cast

The band’s body of work mainly explores the terrain of Arabic popular music (“Shaabi”) and its interconnectedness with other
psychedelic and
hypnotic musical genres in the world, such as free jazz, space jazz, and psychedelic rock among others.
Since its inception, Praed has shown a very keen interest in this music as a medium that reflects Egyptian society’s complicated fabric.
Through the research it conducted, the band began to discover a strong cultural connection between “Shaabi” sounds
and the “Mouled” music is played in religious trance ceremonies. The hypnotizing psychedelic effect that was embedded in
this genre also triggered thoughts around its similarity to other popular music in the world that employ forms of sonic delirium,
such as free jazz and psychedelic rock.

Bob Baker Fish wrote in the cyclic defrost on July 15th 2016 :
They also sound like nothing else around…anywhere. Sure they’re mining an exotic aspect of Arabic popular culture, yet they’re doing
so in such an exciting and groundbreaking way, referencing freejazz and electronic music and in the process creating new and hitherto
unknown genres of sound that sets the pulse racing.
You can’t ask for much more than that.....


excerpts from the new PRAED CD "Fabrication of Silver Dreams":  1    2    3    4    5        order fabrication of silver dreams


stoned crocodiles  8 Gega    hatem imam the love of the millions   pyramids in the sky



PRAED live at outernational days 2       PRAED live at electroshoc festival 2017:    PRAED live in Beirut:   1    2    3    4    

PRAEDplus in London   PRAEDplus in Nickelsdorf:  1   2   3   PRAED rue du Nord Festival

PRAED Review:   1    2    3    4    5    6


PHOTO 1    PHOTO 2    PHOTO 3    photo 1 by PRAED photo 2 and 3 by Tony Elieh 


Festivals: Al Maslakh Festival in Bern, Zürich, Basel, Genf, Stummfilmfestival in Bern,
Doubt Music
Festival in Tokyo, Impro Art Festival in Yokohama, Rue du Nord Festival
in Lausanne, Archipel Festival in Genf, Bad Bonn-Kilbi in Düdingen 2012 and 2014,
Filmfestival in Rotterdam, Irtijal Festival in Beirut, Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in
Montreal, Free Resonance Festival in Trondheim, Akouphene Festival in Geneve,
Meteo Festival in Mulhouse, Konfrontationen Festival in Nickelsdorf, CTM Festival in Berlin,
Todo Mundo Festival in Belgrade, Vs Interpretation Festival in Prague, Fumetto Festival in Lucerne, Serralves EM Festa in Porto, E fest in Tunis, Reitschule fest 2016 in Bern, Turub Al Tawaya festival in Abu Dhabi, Electroshoc festival in Bourgoine, Masanaa festival in Casablanca, Music meeting festival in Nijmegen, Citadelic festival in Gent, Outernational days 2 in Bucharest, Swiss noise in Moscow,    les nuits l'orien in Dijon....



21st of April at the edge of wrong festival in Cape town, South Africa
28th of  April at the WeHeartBeat in Johannesburg, South Africa
29th of April at the amuse cafe in Johannesburg, South Africa
1st of May at the HIFA festival in Harare, Zimbabwe
5th of May at the Oceanien in Götenborg, Sweden
6th of May at the 
Kafe Haereverk in Oslo, Norway
1st of September at the NYEGE-NYEGE festival in Jinja, Uganda
19th of October at the Zoom In festival in Bern, Switzerland


23rd of March at the Occii in Amsterdam, Holland
29th of March at the Centre Pombidu in Metz, France
31st of March at the Macao in Milan, Italy
1st of April at the Electroshoc Festival in Bourgoine, France
13th of May at the Masnaa festival in Casablanca, Morocco
23th of May at the ping pong in Malmö, Sweden
24th of May at the Garageprojektet Hammenhög, Sweden
25th of May at the FRIM in Stockholm, Sweden
26th of May at the Kontoret in Uddevalla, Sweden
27th of May at the studio HPKSM in
Gothenburg, Sweden
3rd of June at the music meeting festival in Nijmegen, Holland
5th of June at the Citadelic festival in Gent, Belgium
6th of June at the Worm in Rotterdam, Holland
7th of June at the le guingois in Marcillac Vallon, France
8th of June at the village hall in Salles Courbaties, France
9th of June at the la senne in Brussels, Belgium
10th of June at le Sucre in Lyon, France
8th of July at the outernational days 2 in Bucharest, Romania
16th of July at the teatro in Alexandria, Egypt
24th of September at the metro al madina in Beirut, Lebanon
28th of September at the dom culturel center in Moscow, Russia
29th of September at the tepo art space in Yaroslavl, Russia
1st of October at the Matsts in St Petersburg, Russia

18th of October at the ZIGZAG in Cairo, Egypt
21st of October at the Room in Cairo, Egypt
7th of December at the le nuits l'orient in Dijon, France
8th of December at the fgo Barbara in Paris, France
9th of December at the fgo Barbara in Paris, France
10th of December oragnized by ABConcerts at the Bonnefooi in Brussels, Belgium


21st of January at the Yukunkun in Beirut, Lebanon
28th of January at the Vooruit in Gent, Belgium
29th of January at the Les Atelier Claus in Brussels, Belgium
30th of January at the CTM Festival in Berlin, Germany
20th of April at the cave 12 in Geneva, Switzerland
21st of April at the Fumetto festival in Lucerne, Switzerland
22nd of April at the Bad Bonn in Düdingen, Switzerland
23rd of April at the Kulturni Centar in Novi Sad, Serbia
24th of April at the Todo Mundo Festival in Belgrade, Serbia
30th of April at the Vs. Interpretation Festival in Prague, Czech
1st of May at the Control Club in Bucharest, Romania
3rd of May at the Aby Stage Bar in Ramnicu Valcea
, Romania
4th of May at the Electric Theater in Timisoara, Romania
5th of May at the Shelter in Cluj Napoca, Romania
6th of May at the Mozkva Cafe in Oradea, Romania
7th of May at the Felezo Club in Debrecen, Hungary
8th of May at the Golya in Budapest, Hungary
5th of June at the Serralves Em Festa in Porto, Portugal
15th of October at the E-Fest in Tunis, Tunis
21st of October at the Dachstock of the Reitschule in Bern, Switzerland
22nd of October the theater 221 in Lausanne, Switzerland
16th of November at the Art Fair in Abu Dhabi, Emirates
2nd of December at the Global in Kopenhagen, Denmark
3rd of December at the Smedjan in Gothenburg, Sweden


14th of March at the metro al madina in Beirut, Lebanon
25th of March at the Vent in Cairo, Egypt
26th of March at the 100 copies in Cairo, Egypt
28th of March at the El Cabina in Alexandria, Egypt
4th of September at the CSW in Warsaw, Poland
2nd of December at the Pit Inn in Tokyo, Japan
3rd of December at the Valentine Drive in Nagoya, Japan
4th of December at the Urbanguild in Kyoto, Japan
5th of December at the Art Space Tetra in Fukuoka, Japan
6th of December at the Soup in Tokyo, Japan
7th of December at the Vi Code in Osaka, Japan
8th of December at the Bears in Osaka, Japan
9th of December at the Rag in Kyoto, Japan
10th of December at the Retroft in Kagoshima, Japan
11th of December at the Big Apple in Kobe, Japan
12th of December at the Airgin in Yokohama, Japan
15th of December at the Yellow Vision in Tokyo, Japan
16th of December at the Knuttelhouse in Tokyo, Japan


4th of January at the metro al madina in Beirut, Lebanon
5th of April at the Irtijal Festival in Beirut, Lebanon

28th of May at the Wagenplatz Bethlehem in Bern, Switzerland
29th of May at the Bad Bonn Kilbi in Düdingen, Switzerland
18th of July at the Konfrontationen Festival in Nickelsdorf, Austria


10th of January at the Yukunkun in Beirut, Lebanon
2nd of February with Shezad Dawood in London, UK
3rdof February at the 113 Daltson Lane in London, UK
4th of February at the Cafe Oto in London, UK


30th of January at the International Filmfestival in Rotterdam, Holland
11th of February at the Rue du Nord Festival in Lausanne, Switzerland
30th of March at the Archipel Festival In Geneve, Switzerland
2nd of June at the Bad Bonn Kilbi in Duedingen, Switzerland
12th of June at the Suoni per il popolo Festival in Montreal, Canada
23rd of August at the Festival METEO in Mulhouse, Franc
27th of September at the Metro al Madina in Beirut, Lebanon
2nd of October at the Flat in Hachinohe
3rd of October at the Leaf in Hakodate
4th of October at the Amida-Sama in Tomakomai
5th of October at the Coo in Sapporo
6th of October with Kaido Yutaka at the Matsuno Yu in Tokyo
7th of October with with Mori-Shige at the Muriwui in Tokyo
8th of October with Maki Hachiya at the Candy in Tokyo
9th of October at the Urbanguild in Kyoto
10th of October with Pearl Alexander at the Bar Isshee in Tokyo
11th of October with Yoko Miura at the Penguinhouse in Tokyo
12th of October with Maki Hachiya and Takayuki Kato at the Knuttelhouse in Tokyo
13th of October at the International Art Festival in Yokohama
14th of Octoberber at the International Art Festival in Yokohama
15th of Octoberber at the Hokage in Osaka
17th of Octoberber with Usui Yasuhiro at the K.D. Japon in Nagoya
18th of October at the Hakozaki Suizokan in Fukuoka
19th of October at the Art Space Tetra in Fukuoka
20th of October with Takumi Seino in the Honenin Temple in Kyoto
21st of October with Takumi Seino in the Ryoukenji Temple inWakayama
22nd of October at the Katakamna in Kobe
23rd of October with Takumi Seino at the Big Apple in Kobe
25th of October with Takumi Seino at the Common Cafe in Osaka
26th of October at the FANCLUB in Matsudo City
27th of October with Marcos Fernandes at the Shichoushitsu 2 in Yokohama
28th of October with at the MITT House in Osaka
29th of October with Kaido Yutaka at the Simokitazawa APOLLO in Tokyo
16th of November at the Fri Resonance Festival in Trondheim, Norway
21st of November at the Bee-flat in Bern, Switzerland
23rd of November at the Akouphene Festival in Geneve, Switzerland