Arabic music freshly written and created in the heart of Scandinavia and Europe: Sweden. The ensemble's base is the southern city Malmö, where cultures from all over the world interacts and melt together creating an interesting cultural base in Europe. Nadin was born 1980 and raised in both Baghdad and Cairo, into an artistic family with origins in Egypt and Iraq. She escaped the war in Iraq year 2002 after surviving Gulf war 1 and 2. As a refugee in Sweden she wanted to make her musical dream become true, besides finding a new identity as a human being and an artist through music and art. She created Tarabband in 2007 and since then been actively touring Europe with her music and theater shows, radio programs and more. Tarabband comprises six of Sweden's most established and skilled folk & world musicians, lead by the charismatic singer Nadin. Tarabband is a musical and poetic journey of survival, exile, life and rebirth. The ensemble creates original compositions based on the Arabic music heritage, strongly influenced by the North African, World and folk music. They also perform traditional folk songs from the Middle East with a Tarabband touch. Their music is a journey from Baghdad via Cairo, Paris to Malmö, mixing Sufism, Folk, Flamenco, Jazz and settles in Tarab, the common denominator. The renowned band combines groove and sweetness with Nadin's charismatic voice to transgress borders that are drawn between countries and humans. The word TARAB itself in Arabic stands for "Ecstasy through music".