Global DJ and musician Cheb i Sabbah dead at 66
Cheb i Sabbah, the San Francisco-based DJ, musician and producer known for his passion for blending global music, died at home Wednesday, Nov. 6 from stomach cancer.
When asked in an interview on PBS Frontline what it was about DJing that appealed to him, Sabbah replied, "There's a give and take between you and the audience. It's half and half. That's something that Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan taught me: If you only have good musicians and no good listeners, we are useless."
Watch Sabbah in the video below from his 2012 appearance at the Tadasana Festival in Santa Monica, Calif.