See the video for Ma Fi Ma’ani:
Moody Kablawi creates hip hop music – uncovering new trip hop fusions of jazz and World music rhythms; exploring and experimenting new dimensions for Arabic hip hop and pushing the boundaries of hip hop, funk and punk. He sings and raps on top of produced beats, live looping guitars and vocal effects – incorporating stunning lights and visual art into his electrifying one man show, and nowadays producing not only his own music, but also for other artists.
Moody has faced personal and social challenges from a very young age – as a Palestinian born and raised in Israel, and also living with genetic disease Nystagmus Horizontal – often called ‘dancing eyes’ due to it causing involuntary eye movement. Never allowing anything to hold him back, Moody embraced these challenges – music becoming his saviour, his tool for self-expression and his passion.
He released his first EP “Mazaji” at 15, toured Europe and the USA with different ensembles in his late teens and has put together numerous music and creative projects. Moody also works as a theatre lighting designer having developed ways to work with his reduced vision – his heightened sense of hearing and appreciation of sound enriching his work.
In 2017, Moody performed for the first time as a one-man show showcasing 2017’s album “Shashi” (“Screen”), which is from his own production, at the inaugural Palestinian Music Expo in Ramallah and on stages in Switzerland and London.
Moody’s work, together with his unique look, love for knowledge, self-improvement and talent has started to earn the interest of international audiences and industry alike. He took centre stage in The Guardian’s report (Guardian story) from PMX 2017 and has gained a production mentorship with Aaron Horn. His sister & manager Maram is also working under the first PMX management mentorship. During 2018, Moody has toured Germany and participated in Artlake festival, Arab underground Fusion Festival and more.
The single Ma Fi Ma’ani was produced by Moody Kablawi and was released on AWAL.
For 2019, it has begun with a new single which will be released with an animated music video and it’s an introduction for Moody’s new Album, which is planned to be released during this year, and it will be with new vibes of Afro-Triphop-Disco touching elements of funk and techno, Produced and written by himself and mastered by Aaron Horn. The new Album is touching the very personal issue in Moody’s life, which is his genetic disease, Nystagmus.