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welcome to freshly ground sounds

home of the UAE’s independent music community

“Freshly Ground Sounds began in November 2013 as an idea to bring together musicians, music-lovers and independent community venues or initiatives. Together, we have carved a niche in the UAE’s music scene that many of us were waiting for. Freshly is about the community spirit it creates, the connections that are made and the creativity it inspires…

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meet team freshly

Freshly Ground Sounds is based on the goodwill and creativity of some great people who donate their talent and spare time.  Click the link below for photos and bios of the team.

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play with us

Freshly Ground Sounds has no audition process and a Facebook or Soundcloud page for your band is not a pre-requisite. It is open to everyone. If you have played a few songs in the comfort of your living room and want to try playing in public, sign-up…

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listen

Freshly receives new sign-ups every week and we always ensure we have new artists at every gig. So far we’ve showcased a great variety of music from folk to electro to acoustic hip-hop…

> click for music and artists

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