Red Bull x Roots of my Rhythm


Roots of my Rhythm – The dance journey of Majid Kessab

is a short documentary that was created for Red Bull Germany to tell the inspiring story of their dance athlete Majid Kessab.

After winning two World Champion titles and experiencing a outstanding stream of success, German hip-hop dancer Majid Kessab follow his desire to uncover his suppressed identity as a Kurd.

The rhythm of his feet beats like the drums of his ancestors, leading him on a deeper search for the influence and purpose of his dance to Northern Kurdistan, where he rediscovers a lost connection to his homeland and experience the story of his father, a proud Kurd who had to leave his home and family to ensure their safety. For Majid, this journey is a transformative experience, one that reconnects and underscores the deeper meaning behind his dance. Finding his purpose in creating a brighter future, where his art form can bring hope and healing to the world.


Director Steve Won
Client Red Bull
Executive Producer Andi Tillmann
Producer Timo Banemann
Dicrector of Photography Jonas Schneider
2nd Camera Camille Robiou du Pont
Editor Steve Won
Assistent Editor Georg Bungard
Colorist Julia Rosetti
Sound Simon Peter
Sound Design Marco Schnebel
Music Composer Insightful, Hawar Mikael
Key Visual I AM STUDIO
Featuring Majid Kessab, Mahir Kessab


Red Bull


31. March 2023