Cheb i Sabbah (formerly known as DJ Cheb I Sabbah) grew up as Haim Sérge El Baaz, a Jew of Berber (Amazigh) descent in Constantine, Algeria. He moved to Paris in the s, and, more or less by accident, became a DJ.
Apr 02, · DJ Cheb I Sabbah's "Shri Durga" and "Krishna Lila" are two of my favorite Fusion remixes of traditional Devotional Music. He seamlessly blends, remixes, and overdubs tracks from ragas containing organic traditional instruments and vocals with a modern upbeat tempo and basslines. He creates a great fusion sound/5(29).
Mar 31, · Dj Cheb i Sabbah's Maha Maya: Shri Durga Remixed" was one of those cds that I came upon. This was my first exposure to Indian music, let alone world music. I wasn't really familiar with music outside of western culture/5(14).
The Algerian-born DJ Cheb i Sabbah released Shri Durga in , setting something of a new standard in South Asian dance music. Where Asian Underground upstarts and worldbeat fusioneers tend to throw equal parts bhangra, drum'n'bass, rock, reggae, and funk into the mix, Cheb i Sabbah took recordings of classical Indian performers and gave them restrained (but sometimes tastefully funky) 8/