Beautiful tribute here to our dear Cheb i Sabbah from our dude Lorin aka Bassnectar, typical of him to do something touching like this. Please support this.
Cheb i Sabbah was a musical pioneer, fusing together entire cultures of sound and music, pushing cutting edge blends of traditional songs with beats and ideas which were way ahead of his time.
“Chebiji” as he was affectionately known passed away November 6, 2013 at the age of 66 after being diagnosed with stomach cancer over 2 years ago. At that time he was given 4 weeks to live and through a combination of alternative therapies funded by his friends and fans, along with a sheer will to live, he exceeded all expectations for someone with an advanced stage of cancer.
We are releasing this special remaster as a benefit to his family: he has two kids and three grandkids, who are largely dependent on him. All the proceeds from this remix will go straight to the family.
Also there will be a celebration of Cheb i Sabbah’s life & music on
Nov. 21st at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, CA.
Here’s what his label Six Degrees say:
It is with great sadness that we havur friend & partner in music, Cheb i Sabbah passed away peacefully in his home last week. Our love & thoughts go out to his family and to his many fans around the planet. We feel blessed & privileged for the time that we worked together and for the fact that we were able to help spread his unique musical vision around the world. His spirit and his music will live forever through his loved ones and through all of you that cherish what he created.
A stellar line-up on this, check it out and if you are in the area, please support it as a measure of your respect to a grand master:
There’s still more:
The new edition of our weekly, Six Degrees Traveler, internet radio show is in honor of Cheb I Sabbah too. Featured artists include Lisa Gerard, Karsh Kale, The Midival Punditz, Bombay Dub Orchestra & of course Chebi himself.