Frenetic Synthesisers, banging drums, constantly shifting melodies, hypnotic beats. This is the new sound of the Syrian desert, a sound clash between reed flute playing and desert keyboards. No-one brings it to you fresher than Abu Hawash, the father of Chaos. Playing the Mijwiz (a double tuned reed flute) Abu Hawash guides the crowd into a frenzy, accompanied by synthesizers, singers and an ubiquitous huge frame drum. This is the sound of Dabke, blaring out of taxis across Syria and now coming to you as part of Reel Festivals 2011.