jamila & the other heroes

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Jamila & The Other Heroes are the new, wild and lively band based in Berlin that have come together to make raw, energetic and funkadelic music to make you fly.

Leading the band is the vibrant Jamila Al-Yousef.  Born in Berlin the day the Berlin Wall fell, and raised by her influential Palestinian refugee father, Jamila’s cultural activism and strong will to positively change the world is drawn deep into her artistic expression. Jamila’s songwriting style delves into her drive for change and merges neo-soul, funk, rock and Arab folklore, honing her skills on-stage and in the studio. In 2016, The Other Heroes joined Jamila’s vision on cultural activism blending energetic soul arrangements into a sound that is earning considerable buzz and a loyal local following.  Combining Jamila’s powerful lead vocals with The Other Heroes carefully produced funky guitar work and percussion styled sounds has left audiences in awe and is catching the attention of music lovers all over Germany, Europe and Middle East.

Jamila & The Other Heroes have spent 2016 developing their sound and are set for a big 2017.  With their Debut EP to be released this June 2017, they are bringing their colourful live show around Europe this summer and are here, ready to party.

Guitar / Leon ‘Romal Bingo’ Hast

Bass / Bilal ‘Space Yogi’ Hammour

Vocals / Jamila ‘Desert Queen’ Al-Yousef

Percussion / Salam ‘Super Refugee’ Al Hassan

Drums / Kuba ‘Power Canon’ Gudz


Hali hali hal

6th January 2017 / Live at Artistania, Berlin


6th January 2017 / Live at Artistania, Berlin

Loud & proud

6th January 2017 / Live at Artistania, Berlin

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25/11/17   BERLIN, Radialsystem V, Zuhören Festival

11/11/17    LÄRZ, 3000° Party

14/10/17   HAMBURG, Kampnagel Still Alive - Diasporic Sounds 

09/09/17    BERLIN tba

07/09/17    TUNIS, Chouftouhonna Festival Tunesien

03/09/17    BERLIN East Side Music Days

12/08/17     3000° Festival (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)

11/08/17     Fuchsbau Festival (Niedersachsen)

23/06/17    BERLIN Mensch Meier (Arab* Wunderground)

14/06/17     HANNOVER Schauspiel Hannover (Theaterformen Festival)

11/06/17     GÖTTINGEN Apex (Kulturnacht)

02/06/17    BERLIN Neue Nachbarn (Record Release Party)

11/06/17     Hedonistenkongress (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)