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Dec 2015
The Iqrit Files >> best album of 2015 [NInt-UK]

In its Best of 2015 section, the New Internationalist magazine (UK - Jan/Feb 2016 edition) elected CP303's CD "The Iqrit Files" best album of 2015. review here

More about the release on our audio page
Stay tuned for more info: mailing list | FB page


Dec 2015
CP303 listed in Top 100 best albums of 2015 by The Quietus (UK)

The Iqrit Files CD by CP-303 feat. Palestinian artists Jawaher Shofani, Wardeh Sbeit & Jihad Sbeit is listed on The Quietus Top 100 albums of 2015. The Quietus is a british online music magazine launched in 2008.
Check out the Quietus's Top 100 releases of 2015
Stay tuned for more info: mailing list | FB page


May 2015
New CD release: The Iqrit Files

Checkpoint 303 releases 13 new tracks in collaboration with Palestinian singers Jawaher Shofani and Wardeh Sbeit and poet Jihad Sbeit. All three tell the story of Iqrit, a Palestinian village brutally and illegally demolihed by the Israeli forces in 1951. At this time, somewhere between 360-500 Palestinian villages were evacuated by force and demolished or annexed. The ethnical cleansing of Palestine following UN resolution 181 has led to around 900.000 Palestinians became refugees. This album remixes the sorrowful history and celberates the resistance of the Palestinian people, the quest for justice and the right to self-determination.
Check out our audio page
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March 02/03, 2013
Live in Oslo, Norway

Two live performances:
02.03 Amnesty International National Congress Meeting
03.03 RED ZONE (Free the Arts Festival)
[Incl. Toot Ard, Rim Banna, Bugge Wesseltoft, Tania Saleh, etc]



Nov 30th, 2012
CHECKPOINT 303 performance @ El teatro
Tunis, Tunisia
Tribute to Edward Saïd





Nov 10th, 2012
CHECKPOINT 303 performance @ Cinéma Med
Brussels, Belgium

Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles / Live performance with Ghalia Benali & Klay BBJ (Tunisia)


Friday, Sept 21, 2012
CHECKPOINT 303 live performance @ Theatre Marni // Checkpoint Festival
Brussels, Belgium





April 2012
Concerts in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon soon

Checkpoint 303 announces a series of live performances:
24.04   Tunis
26.04   Cairo
27.04   Alexandria
28.04   Beirut
Stay tuned for more info: mailing list | FB page


Tues, April 24th 2012
CHECKPOINT 303 performance @ ISAD
Tunis, Tunisia



4 more information: Event Page (details)

Thurs 26th et Fri 27th April, 2012
CHECKPOINT 303 live @ SPRING FESTIVAL 2012

Cairo (Geneina Theater)
Alexandria (Jesuits Cultural Center)



Plus d'info: Event Page (details)


Video "Al Dik" Release
New video for the track "Al Dik" by Checkpoint 303 in collaboration with video artist Ayman Nahle [Lebanon] is now online: watch here.

March 2012
New 4-Track EP Release
Checkpoint 303 announces the release of a new EP entitled Sidi Bouzid Syndrome inspired by and in support of the uprising of the arab civil society in its struggle for dignity and freedom. Listen or download the new tracks complete with cover art work from the audio section here.

Thurs, March 29th 2012
CHECKPOINT 303 performance @ Cross-Club
Praha, Czech Republic



4 more information: Cross-Club Website


Sat, March 31st 2012
CHECKPOINT 303 performance @ FLEDA
Brno, Czech Republic


Line up:
CHECKPOINT 303 (Palestine/Tunisia/France)
Support (world beats, dub/dubstep, breakbeat) Mustakillah Sound / RadioBufera / EAC DJs



Event page at Fleda
Event page on FB

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Fri. April 1st, 2011
CHECKPOINT 303 LIVE
@ University Paris 8 (Amphi X) France


A celebration of the Tunisian and Arab Revolutions: Ommek Hourriya - (Ta mère la Liberté)

>>> Checkpoint 303 performance in support of the tunisian revolution and the ongoing uprising in the arab world against dictatorship, and its struggle for freedom, social justice and democracy.

Friday 01.04.2011 Begin: 6PM
University Paris 8, Metro: St Denis Université, (L.13)




Sat. February 5th, 2011
CHECKPOINT 303 LIVE @ PISO 3
Santiago, CHILE


Electronics/breakbeats/audio-video hacktivism

>>> In support of #sidibouzid and the uprising of the arab street against corruption and dictatorship, and its struggle for freedom, social justice and democracy.

When: Sat. FEB 5th, 2011 Begin: 9PM (be on time!)
Where: PISO 3, Alférez Real 1083,
Esquina con Miguel Claro, Providencia, Santiago - Chile
LINE-UP:
MIKA MARTINI (Pueblo Nuevo, Chile)
CHECKPOINT 303 (Tunisia/Palestine/France)



More info
Piso 3 blogspot
Piso 3 myspace
Pueblo Nuevo Label


Wed August 18th, 2010
CHECKPOINT 303 @ STRØM Festival
Streets From Around / WOMEX
Copenhagen, Denmark


Cinemateket: Gothersgade 55, 1123 København K
Billetbestilling: 3374 3412



Web: Streets from Around
Web: Strom Festival
Web: Cinemateket


Thur. August 19th, 2010
CHECKPOINT 303 LIVE @ KONTRAPUNKT
Malmö, SWEDEN


Elektronika/breakbeat/videokollektivet Checkpoint 303 återvänder med sin elektroniska intifada till Malmö!
När?: Torsdag 19 augusti, kl 20.00-03.00
Var?: Kontrapunkt, Västanforsgatan 21 :: Malmö, Sweden
LINE-UP: 20.00 Magic Carpet Sound System
22.00 Tarabband
23.00 Magic Carpet Sound System
24.00 Checkpoint 303
01.30 DJ Tiaz




Kontrapunkt: www.kontrapunktmalmo.net


Fri. June 11th, 2010
CHECKPOINT 303 LIVE @ ITINERRANCE FESTIVAL
Les Voûtes, PARIS


Location: 19, rue des Frigos - 75013 PARIS
M° Bibliothèque François Mitterrand // Entrance: 4 Eur
::: 19h30 Festival "Born in Beirut" (8 lebanese films)
::: 23h00 Concert Checkpoint 303



> Festival ItinErrance 2010


Sun. June 13th, 2010
CHECKPOINT 303 LIVE @ CLANNDESTINO FESTIVAL
Röda Sten, Gothenburg, SWEDEN


Checkpoint 303 Live Electronic Set in Göteborg :: Röda Sten :: 23h30

FESTIVAL LINE-UP: Andrea Parker vs Mira Calix [London], Lee ”Scratch” Perry, Trash van Traxxx [Barcelona], High Tone [Lyon], Checkpoint 303 [Palestine/Tunisia/France], Bow & Arrow [Göteborg], D Wattsriot [Tenerife], Dj Gavanas [Sthlm], Fatoumata Diawara [Bamako], Home Swingers/Yuri Landman [Amsterdam], Jaqee & The Kokoonuts [Berlin], King Midas Sound [London], Little Dragon [Göteborg], Maja Gödicke [Göteborg], Mala (Digital Mystikz) [London], Manish Pingle & Suranjana Gosh [Mumbai/Uppsala], Maÿd Hubb [Dijon], Sculpture [London], Staff Benda Bilili [Kinshasa], Terry Lynn [Kingston], The Tiny [Stockholm], Ti Coca & Wanga-Négés [Port-au-Prince], Wu Fei [Beijing / New York]



Clandestino Festival Website: http://clandestinofestival.org



Sat. April 3rd, 2010
CHECKPOINT 303 LIVE in BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA !


Live Electronic Set in Sarajevo :: Balkan Cafe :: 22h



More about Monodread: www.myspace.com/monodread
More about Checkpoint 303: www.myspace.com/checkpoint303
Balkan Cafe website: www.balkancafe.ba/en/


April 3rd, 2010 // CHECKPOINT 303 on SARAJEVO RADIO :: 90.2 MHz

SC MoCha from Checkpoint 303 will be interviewed live on Radio Sarajevo 90.2 (~12h).
Web link: Radio Sarajevo Website


March 20th, 2010 // CHECKPOINT 303 on RFI Radio

SC Mocha and guest guitarist Mehdi Douss will be on RFI's Musiques du Monde program, also with musician Camille Bazbaz.
Web link: RFI Musiques du Monde Website
Myspace link: RFI Musiques du Monde on Myspace


CHECKPOINT 303 guest on Nessma TV
(Pan-Maghreb Channel)

Sat, March 11th, 2010 // Tunis - 19h45



Watch the replay on Nessma TV web: www.nessma.tv


CHECKPOINT 303 opening for MASSIVE ATTACK !
HALLE TONY GARNIER - LYON


Monday, Nov 16th, 2009 // LYON

Electronic/DJ Set opening for Massive Attack Concert
Location: Halle Tony Garnier
Place Antonin Perrin, 69007 LYON, FRANCE.
Doors: 8pm



Venue information: www.halle-tony-garnier.fr


Friday, Oct 16th, 2009 // CHICAGO

Live Electronic Set in CHICAGO @ the Viaduct Theater
Line-up: CP-303 + Special Guest DJ MARK GERGIS
(Sublime Frequencies + Porest)
Doors 10:30pm



Venue information: Viaduct Theater Website

Line-UP: Checkpoint 303 (Live Electronics) + Mark Gergis (DJ Set) Event Description: Arabic Sound Hackers: Did you say Palestine? Yes, we did. Forget about world music, forget about oriental exotic lounge mixes. Expect a night of raw no-nonsense tunes from the Middle-East and beyond. The menu: experimental field recordings, middle-eastern breakbeats, recycled sound, audio collages and exquisite audio piracy by an underground international sound hacking brigade. Checkpoint 303 (Palestine/Tunisia/France) and special guest DJ Mark Gergis (Sublime Frequencies / Porest) invite you to tune in to hacked airwaves and chopped sound bites: A ride that will take you from Palestinian underground grooves to Syrian Glamour Dabke, rare sounds from the depths of south-east Asia and everything in between. From Ramallah to Aleppo, Tunis to Beirut, Bagdad to Cairo…A sonic journey of abstract beats and activism for peace, justice, freedom and the right of all populations to self-determination.
Find out more about Checkpoint 303:
www.myspace.com/checkpoint303
Find out more about Mark Gergis and the label sublime frequencies:
www.sublimefrequencies.com
www.porestsound.net

Tuesday, Oct 20th, 2009 // CHICAGO

Live Electronic Set in CHICAGO @ The Dark Room
2210 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-4827, USA.
Line-up: CheckPoint 303 + Dearling Physique (Minn.) + more
8pm $10 // 21+ only



Venue information: www.darkroombar.com


Saturday, Oct 3rd, 2009 // LONDON

Live Electronic Set in LONDON @ SCALA.
Line-up: CP-303 + RIZ MC + LOWKEY + DJ Bashir + many more
9pm::2am / Presented by SOAS Student's Union



Venue information: SCALA Website
Admission: £7.50 in advance, £12 on the door. 18+ event.


Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 // Door 5 USD
Checkpoint 303 LIVE at BAOBAB VILLAGE
(formally known as Bollyhood Cafe)
3372 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110



Venue website Baobab Village


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 //Door 4 USD
Checkpoint 303 LIVE at Balazo Art Gallery // 9h30 pm
2183 Mission Street (between 17th and 18th)
Mission District, San Francisco



Venue website Sub-Mission

Checkpoint 303 // Part of San Francisco Tour - JUNE 2009

FRIDAY, June 19th, 2009 // 10 pm (PST)



More info here soon or join our mailing list to receive (irregular and non-spammy) email updates.



Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 // 7 pm (local time)
Program: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa
// KPFA Radio 94.1 FM


Checkpoint 303 Interview on KPFA
Radio Pacifica - Berkeley, California //




Tune in and listen online: here




LIVE IN ROME //

May 31st, 2009
Electronic performance @ Finding Palestine 2009!
Circolo degli Artisti (via Casilina Vecchia 42, Rome)
Gig begin: 22h30 (Free entrance)



Find out more at
www.palestinawz.org

www.aktivamente.it
www.circoloartisti.it



LIVE IN SPAIN //

Arpil 22nd & 30th, 2009 Live Gigs in Madrid and Barcelona!



Find out more on
www.inspiraction.org

www.viceland.es
www.djscontralafam.org



LIVE IN PARIS CINEMA //

Saturday, March 14th, 2009 Live Gig @ L'Archipel / PARIS



Find out more about the Paris-based Tunisian Film Festival: www.festivaldufilmtunisien.com



LIVE IN PARIS //

Monday 02/02/2009 @ LA GENERALE / PARIS (Sèvres)






Again the world watched TV. Again civilians and innocent souls were killed. The humanitarian situation in Gaza is tragic. Join us on monday February 2nd, 2009 to make some noise at La Générale en Manufacture .

In collaboration with the artist warehouse La Générale (www.la-g.org) and the vidéo art projet Les Pixels Transversaux (lespixelstransversaux.net)

Listen and find out more: CP-303 on myspace



LIVE IN ANGERS // MUSICIANS FOR PALESTINE


Tuesday 03/02/2009 @ CHABADA / ANGERS




"Musiciens pour la Palestine" is an outstanding yearly charity event organized by the non-profit association Al Kamandjati with the objective to raise funds to establish music schools for Palestinian children, especially those in refugee camps.



LIVE IN BELGIUM //


Thurs. 11/12/2008 @ NEBO BOOT / GENT
Sat. 13/12/2008 @ Auditorium / BLANKENBERGE



After performing in Brussels (Parc du cinquantenaire) back in June 2007, Checkpoint 303 are back in Belgium! The shows in Gent and Blankenberge are organized by De CENTRALE [web] and the FGTB Centrale Générale [web],in collaboration with In Concert [web].




LIVE in WASHIGTON DC //

BRINGING OUR VOICE+SOUND TO OBAMERICA!


Friday, November 21st, 2008 [9 pm]

WASHINGTON DC @ Gallery // Loda Night
Checkpoint 303 + Cesare vs Disorder (UK) + Shane Camp (USA) + Keenan (USA) + Rich Edward (USA)



Checkpoint 303 will be performing an audio-visual electro-acoustic set in Washington DC, on Friday. Nov 21st, 2008. The event organized by 88DC will take place at Gallery (Silver Spring).




Saturday, Oct 4th, 2008

Live Electronic Set in LONDON @ SCALA.
Line-up: CP-303 + Ramallah Underground + Visionary Underground + DJ U-Cef + DJ Bashir
Open at 8pm :: Checkpoint 303 set kicks off at 9 pm




After the live sets in Tokyo and the support set with Massive Attack in France, Checkpoint 303 has been scheduled to perform an audio-visual electro-acoustic set @ Scala in London, Sat. Oct 4th, 2008. Go to the Scala website for info on purchasing tickets.
Open @ 8 pm, CP-303 Live sets start @ 9 pm.
Venue information: SCALA Website






CHECKPOINT 303 LIVE in JAPAN


Three dates in Hayama, Shibuya, Tokyo: 21,22 and 29th August 2008.



Friday, August 29th, 2008




After the shows in Hayama and Shibuya (see below), Checkpoint 303 will perform experimental electronic set at the Gamuso Chroma Art Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, august 29th, 2008. Support band: Akifukuin (Tokyo/Japan). The show will end with an improvisational experimental jam session between Checkpoint 303 and Akifukuin. // Noise for peace and justice and a tribute to one of the greatest poets of all times, the late Mahmoud Darwish.
Open @ 7 pm, Live sets start @ 9 pm.
Venue information: www.gamuso.com




August 21st & 22nd, 2008



More information:
blue moon hayama
treasure chest
japonicus.com
checkpoint 303 on myspace




Thursday, July 24th, 2008

BREAKING NEWS:
Checkpoint 303 supporting Massive Attack


Amphithéâtre Gallo-Romain, Nuits de Fourvière
Lyon, France (20h)




Checkpoint 303 has been invited by Massive Attack to perform an electronic set opening up for the band's show in Lyon on July 24th, 2008.
This concert will take place at the gallo-roman amphitheater in Lyon and is part of the Nuits de Fourvière event. The first encounter between Massive Attack and Checkpoint 303 took place back in February 2007 when Massive Attack invited Checkpoint 303 to be part of their UK gigs in Birmingham and London's Brixton academy.
Doors @ 8 pm, Checkpoint 303 will be on @ 9 pm.
Some of the major artists performing at this event this year include: R.E.M., Leonard Cohen, Cat Power, Camille, Youssou N’Dour, Orchestra Baobab, Goran Bregovic, Pink Martini, CocoRosie, Yael Naïm, Pauline Croze, Angélique Kidjo, Rokia Traoré, Asa, Manu Katché, Keith Jarett, Thomas Dutronc, etc... The full program of this summer festival is available @ Nuits de Fourviere Website
More about Massive Attack @ massiveattack.com




Saturday, June 28th, 2008
Acropolium de Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia (20h)




Checkpoint 303 will be performing live in Carthage at the Festival Echos Sonores de Tunis (F.E.S.T.) on saturday June 28th, 2008.
Doors @ 8 pm (10 DT).
Other artists performing at this event include: Apparat (GER), Joakim & The Discos (FR), Alexander's Annexe (UK), Onur Özer (TUR/GER), Aie Thoum (TU), SKNDR (TU), E (TU), Postal_M@rket (IT), Agoria (FR), Mathias Kaden (GER), Tolga Fidan (FR/TUR), Bloody Beetroots (IT), Alex Smoke (UK), Damian Schwartz (ES), Hextradecimal Crew (TU/FR), etc... The full program is available at the FEST website and at the FEST myspace page




14th-21st June, 2008
Checkpoint 303 Electronic Sets in Australia





June 14th, 2008
CP-303 Live in Sydney, Australia



Checkpoint 303 will perform a live electronic set at a warehouse event in Sydney on Sat. June 14th. The event organized by the uber lingua Crew in Sydney will also feature a performance by several outstanding DJs including Stu Buchanan and Mashy P. (more details on location, time and line-up very soon).

Checkpoint 303 will also be the guest of FBI Radio's midday program with Anna Burns.(Sat. June 14th, 12h30 pm / chat and live performance).



June 19th, 20th and 21st, 2008
3 events in Melbourne, Australia



Thur. June 19th: Checkpoint 303 will perform a live electronic set @ the Laundry, part of Melbourne's weekly post-world party by uber lingua (more details soon).




Fri. June 20th: 22h-24h // SC MoCha from CP-303 will be the guest of "The Golabal Urban Show" on Malbourne-based PBS 106.7 FM (with co-host Sakamoiz). Tune in for a mix of middle eastern electronica, arabic downtempo, palestinian trip-hop and experimental music for peace and justice...Listen live here: here.

Sat. June 21st: Checkpoint 303 Live set @ Icicles & Raindrops Winter Festival / time: 8h40 pm / Location: 251 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Australia



Thursday April 17, 2008
Santa Monica, CA




Checkpoint 303 will perform a minimal live set (electro+Oud+video) in Santa Monica (Bonsorte Studios, 2401 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90405). The event organized by the Levantine Cultural Center in Los Angeles will start at 8 pm and will also feature a performance by tunisian artist MC RAI.
Note: Reservation is necessary. Please call the number given on the flyer.



Monday 7th April 2008
The Fold, Silverlake Lounge, LOS ANGELES, CA




Checkpoint 303 is to perform an electronic set at the Silverlake Lounge on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles on monday April 7th, 2008.
Show starts @ 10 pm (0 Eur).

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Thur 7th Feb 2008
Tacheles, Berlin, Germany




Checkpoint 303 is to perform a DJ set at the legendary Tacheles alternative art-house in the center of Berlin on thursday 7th of February, 2008. The gig will take place at the opening of a photography exhibition organized in collaboration between Tacheles Kunsthaus and the Conflict Zone Art Asylum network.
Show starts @ 7 pm (0 Eur).



Sun 3rd Feb 2008
Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands




This concert is part of a unique musical event entitled: SONIC RESISTANCE organized by "De Levante" (Eastwind) a young foundation that promotes Oriental Art and Culture in the Netherlands. This event will also included performances by the outstanding Ramallah Underground collective, the talented artist John Kameel Farah and the eclectic DJ Takimi in an evening that will showcase contemporary electronic music out of and dealing with the Palestinian hope and quest for peace and justice.
Web Links :
De Levante website: www.delevante.org
The Melkweg venue: www.melkweg.org
Rammallah Underground: RU official website
John Kameel Farah: John Kameel Farah official website
DJ Takimi: DJ Takimi on myspace



Fri 26 oct 2007
Arab World Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada




On Fri 26th october 2007, Checkpoint 303 performed its first show in north america on the opening evening of the 8th edition of the Arab World Festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The festival will included performances by Mercan Dede, Smadj, Mounir Troudi, Kamilya Jubran, Club d'Elf, Wajdi Cherif, Cheikh Sidi Bemol, Amine et Hamza Mraihi and many more...
More info @ www.festivalarabe.com


Fri 24 aug 2007
El Jem DT21 Music Festival, El Jem, TUNISIA




CP-303 performed its first live show in Tunisia on Fri 24 aug 2007 as part of the 9th edition of the international Découvertes Tunisie 21 Festival in El Jem, Tunisia.
Further info @ festival site: www.dt21eljem.com


June 2007: CHECKPOINT 303 LIVE IN PALESTINE



A N N O U N C E M E N T : [Date: 19/06/2007]

After our recent shows in France, Sweden and Belgium, we are pleased to annouce the following Checkpoint 303 live sets in Palestine:

Thursday 21.06 @ 9 pm Café Zan, RAMALLAH
Saturday 23.06 @ 5 pm Beit Hanina College, East JERUSALEM
Sunday 24.06 @ 6 pm Annajah University Theater, NABLUS
Monday 25.06 @ 7 pm The Spanish Garden, JERICHO
(Our concert in Gaza city was unfortunately cancelled)
More info here: fête de la musique program (french).

In addition to these dates in Jerusalem and the West Bank, Checkpoint 303 will also be performing in Nazareth on Friday 22.06 at Mary's well square starting at 7 pm. More info here: event program (french).


Sat 09 June 2007
Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium




CP-303 will participate on Sat. 9th of June 2007 in a benefit concert to be held in Brussels (Belgium) in protest againt the illegal occupation of Palestinian land. The open-air festival will take place at the parc du cinquantenaire and will also feature the Orchestre National de Barbes, Manu Hermia, Studio Pagol and many more.
The event is organised by the Belgian-Palestinian Association: website
Further information: June 9th meeting (pdf)


Thu 07 June 2007
Cheikh Imam Tribute, Paris, France




CP-303 will participate on Thursday 7th of June 2007 in a Cheikh Imam tribute concert in Paris.
Who is Sheikh Imam? wikipedia entry


Fri 04 may 2007
Focus:Palestine Festival, Malmö, Sweden




CP-303 participated in a benefit concert in support of the freedom theater in Jenin as part of the events organized during the Focus:Palestine Festival in Malmö & Lund (Sweden). Read the full program (pdf)

Feb 2007: Live performance in the UK with Massive Attack



checkpoint 303 was invited to perform a set opening up for three Massive Attack benefit concerts in the UK organised by the Hoping Foundation. The funds raised will help improve the living conditions of Palestinian children in refugee camps in the West Bank , Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

Tue 06 feb - 8 pm Birmingham Carling Academy
Wed 07 feb - 8 pm London Brixton Academy
Thu 08 feb - 8 pm London Brixton Academy

Feb 2007: Live performance in Paris




Fri 02 feb - 21h
Project 101: 44 rue de la Rochefoucauld, Paris 9,

Sat 03 feb - 21h
La Générale: 10-14 rue du Générale Lasalle, Paris 19,


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