Safar is a musical journey. Each Safar Mix is a one-of-a-kind adventure, guided by our guest DJs and musicians, through the wonderful soundscapes of the Middle East and North Africa.
Our main aim is to celebrate diversity and help encourage intercultural compassion and dialogue. We strictly prefer bridges over walls, and building bridges is something music is quite good at.
“Safar” is conceived as a Sound Middle East Now project, the music branch of Middle East Now Festival (

Safar #002 by Habibi Funk, recorded live @ Middle East Now 2018 party @ BUH! in Florence is a unique blend of rare and funky vinyl from Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and the european arabic diaspora.
Habibi Funk is a DJ, label and platform for funky/soulful and/or psych influenced music from the Arab world of the 60s, 70s and 80s run by Jannis Stuerz from Jakarta Records.

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