Jamila & The Other Heroes
DE Berlin – Global Pop / Psychedelic Rock / Worldmusic / Global Pop / Neo Soul
Jamila & The Other Heroes


Jamila & The Other Heroes - Border Syndrome احلام بلا حدود (Official Music Video)
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19 Aug / 2022 Bucht der Träumer* Frankfurt Oder
26 Aug / 2022 Parasola Festival Eisenhüttenstadt
Label / Release Type Year
Ab67616d0000b273250a44fbff1956d0f3c87ac6 Khalas! - The Umbilical Chord Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b2730e41d91e790daf5cd4f4f114 Sit El Kon (The Grandmother of the Universe) Album 2020
Ab67616d0000b273ed8d88ab396b12d63d9cf42e Abu Dub Single 2019
Ab67616d0000b2731415d119f106dfaeb06e5f4e Farashat Single 2019
Ab67616d0000b273176bf442e8fd800416cdf7d4 Aliens in my Bed Single 2019
Ab67616d0000b273402c97518a8f4d7fd4f32c17 YABA يابا Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b273b3911d4af21c765cf6828b53 BORDER SYNDROME احلام بلا حدود Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b2731e1b6a70788741ae2e9f6077 Change Single 2017
Black Forest Voodoo
Markus Schumacher
Rainer Scheerer
Rainer Scheerer
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Psychedelic Desert Funk from Berlin!

JAMILA & THE OTHER HEROES is a wild Berlin based band that wants to make you fly! They combine PSYCHEDELIC DESERT FUNK with political content. To conter racist agitation the five musicians share the richness of diasporian identities in sound. "For us, music is not free of politics! Since especially women of color are underrepresented in the music industry, we want to set a sign for emancipation and empowerment. That's why we become heroes and are determined to stand up for a more just society in our lyrics and sounds," explains 32-year-old lead singer Jamila Al-Yousef.

Their latest single BORDER SNYDROME احلام بلا حدود recently won the European Short Film Festival Music Video award. With queer performers from Palestine and Syria the video production created a safer space of togetherness, the opposite of the racist border discrimination the song is about, as Jamila shares her personal struggle of traveling as a white passing person with Palestinian roots.

After a wonderful Initiative Musik funded tour in Egypt end of 2022 (sold out Cairo Jazz Club amongst others) the band received another grant by the German Music Export Office to record their 2nd studio album in 2022. Several singles from their debut album SIT EL KON ست ال كون (The Grandmother of the Universe) as well as the 2021 released concept double single YABA يابا and BORDER SYNDROME احلام بلا حدود have been added to various editorial playlists, especially targeting Arabic-speaking listeners (on Spotify: Arab Jazz, Arab Indie, Syria Sounds, Palestine Sounds; on Apple Music: Mostakella; on Anghami lead single of Indie Bands, New Arabic Indie, Sabe3 Bharat andLevant Indie, among others).

Let yourself be carried away by an incomparable sound of psychedelic guitar riffs, vibrating on a warm and earthy fundament of wavy bass runs and Arab percussion sounds, as well as heavy hip hop und rock influenced drum beats. The dance floor JAMILA & THE OTHER HEROES create is a breeding ground for people to meet and practice togetherness - the musicians’ response to the currently operating exclusion mechanisms of our time.

The message of the band is simple: “All of us can be Heroes! Let’s discover our super powers and make the world a better place.“