Mujahedeen (2017)

Portland, OR

Originally the solo, experimental electronic outlet of Ali Muhareb, Mujahedeen has expanded to a “post-post-hardcore” band. It’s got the grit and heft you’d expect from post-hardcore, but becomes a different beast with Muhareb’s array of influences like Ethiopian jazz, Turkish psych and more. Embracing a literal translation of "Mujahedeen" meaning "struggle," the band seeks to disrupt the contemporary power structures associated with their name to find liberation through music.