Biography

Makimakkuk is an independent singer-songwriter, MC, DJ and electronic music maker. Her musical style is highly influenced by hip-hop, trap, folk and Afrobeat as well as improvisation, and her DJ sets are a mix and match of additional genres such as dub, drum and bass, grime, funk, downtempo and house. She explores her feelings, thoughts and surroundings through her music with a keen eye on topics such as women’s rights, social and political issues in Palestine and elsewhere, sexuality, abuse, freedom of movement, freedom of thought and faith.

Makimakkuk has performed at a number of events and festivals, including Queeri Awi, Kabareet, Haifa Independent Film Festival (2019); BassAssault (with Kutmah, Muqata'a, Oddz, Dakn, Julmud, NRD), El Radio, Ramallah (2019); Palestine Underground Istanbul (with Al Nather), Anahit Sahne, Istanbul (2019); Taybeh Oktoberfest, Ramallah (2018); Boiler Room Palestine, El Radio, Ramallah (2018); SN8, Ritter Butzke, Berlin (2017); Khata'Matt (with Al Nather and Julmud), Grand Park Hotel, Ramallah (2017) and In Transit (with Al Sarah and the Nubatones), Squat ‘La Petite Maison’, Paris (2015). She started her solo artist path in 2007 and produced her first EP, Fada / Spaces (2014), with Luxembourg-based producer Sun Glitters.

Makimakkuk has participated in residencies at Cultural Management Training, KulturAkademie, Goethe Institut, Berlin (2017) and Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg (2014). She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in sociology from Birzeit University (2011).

Born in 1988 in Tunis, Makimakkuk currently lives and works in Ramallah.

SAF participation:
Ma3azef Symposium on Arabic Music (2019)
Re|Sound III (2019)

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