Monday, September 26, 2016

Emel Mathlouthi in Concert at Stanford on Oct 5, 2016



Emel Mathlouthi aka the "voice of the Tunisian revolution" brings her songs to Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University on Wednesday Oct 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm. The concert is preceded by a talk by Dr. Ramzi Salti and Prof Joel Beinin at 6:30pm. Buy your tickets here and arrive at 6:30 pm to attend both the talk + concert.

PRE-CONCERT TALK: At 6:30 pm, ]قز Ramzi Salti, host of the podcast Arabology, and Professor Joel Beinin set the stage for Emel Mathlouthi by discussing the Tunisian Revolution, how it launched the Arab Spring, and how her music became its soundtrack.

Tunisian singer and activist Emel Mathlouthi earned the title "the voice of the Arab Spring" with her 2007 recording My Word Is Free  كلمتي حرة—and in the process became her country's Joan Baez (her role model).

"I see art as a very revolutionary way to change mentalities,” says the Tunisian-born Mathlouthi. This potent artist is a singer of compelling, confessional impact, whose music embraces suffering, love, and an ache for home. Though her roots are in folk music, her sound mingles rock, trip-hop, and electronica with Arabic undertones. Her songs of freedom and compassion also earned her a spotlight at the 22nd Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2015.

Emel Mathlouthi performing at 2015 Nobel Prize Ceremony: https://youtu.be/wJ79iEfus8E


Purchase your tickets for the pre-concert talk + Emel's Concert via this link: http://www.stanfordlivetickets.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=6825





Emel Mathlouthi in Concert at Stanford on Oct 5, 2016



Emel Mathlouthi aka the "voice of the Tunisian revolution" brings her songs to Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University on Wednesday Oct 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm. The concert is preceded by a talk by Dr. Ramzi Salti and Prof Joel Beinin at 6:30pm. Buy your tickets here and arrive at 6:30 pm to attend both the talk + concert.

PRE-CONCERT TALK: At 6:30 pm, ]قز Ramzi Salti, host of the podcast Arabology, and Professor Joel Beinin set the stage for Emel Mathlouthi by discussing the Tunisian Revolution, how it launched the Arab Spring, and how her music became its soundtrack.

Tunisian singer and activist Emel Mathlouthi earned the title "the voice of the Arab Spring" with her 2007 recording My Word Is Free  كلمتي حرة—and in the process became her country's Joan Baez (her role model).

"I see art as a very revolutionary way to change mentalities,” says the Tunisian-born Mathlouthi. This potent artist is a singer of compelling, confessional impact, whose music embraces suffering, love, and an ache for home. Though her roots are in folk music, her sound mingles rock, trip-hop, and electronica with Arabic undertones. Her songs of freedom and compassion also earned her a spotlight at the 22nd Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2015.

Emel Mathlouthi performing at 2015 Nobel Prize Ceremony: https://youtu.be/wJ79iEfus8E


Purchase your tickets for the pre-concert talk + Emel's Concert via this link: http://www.stanfordlivetickets.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=6825





Monday, August 22, 2016

Arabology Interviews Olympic Refugee Swimmer Rami Anis


Listen to my interview with Syrian Olympic Swimmer Rami Anis who participated in this year's Olympics s part of the Refugee Olympic Team at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/ramianis

أدعوكم للاستماع الى المقابلة التي سجلتها مع السباح السوري ‫‏رامي أنيس‬ الذي شارك في الفريق الأولمبي للاجئين عبر الرابط التالي: https://soundcloud.com/arabology/ramianis



During this interview (conducted in Arabic with an English intro) Rami spoke of his journey to Turkey then, by dinghy with make shift tree branches for oars, to Greece and on to Belgium.



Rami also discusses his training as a swimmer, his experience at the Rio Olympics 2016, and his thoughts regarding the refugee crisis around the world.





Please check out and share my radio interview with this brave 25-year old Olympic swimmer who defied immeasurable odds to make it to the Rio Olympics 2016 as part of the Refugee Olympic Team: https://soundcloud.com/arabology/ramianis

Friday, August 19, 2016

Arabology 10.5 Podcast Spotlights Arabic Reggae, Hip Hop, Ballads, Electronica, Folk + Interviews

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology105

Arabology 10.5 aired on August 18, 2016 and featured indie Arabic music by groundbreaking musicians from Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Syria, Kuwait, Sudan (Nubia), Morocco, Lebanon, Palestine/Israel--plus 2 tracks by Zebda the Spy from Cairo, including a special Fairuz remix.
Listen to the podcast below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology105



Show also included interview with Arab American author Frank Gelat, author of the bilingual Arabic/English book of proverbs The Forbidden Heights (order your copy at www.forbiddenheights.com/main/book-buy)

This podcast also featured an interview (ft musical excerpts) with Egyptian American Opera singer Ashraf Sewailam who spoke about Opera in the Arab world and beyond.

Playlist at THIS LINK.



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jordanian Artist Sadouf Interviewed on Arabology (2016)

Here is my exclusive interview with Jordanian artist Sadouf, recorded in her studio in Amman, Jordan in July 2016:  Listen at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/sadouf2016 or watch the video at https://youtu.be/UusSbTLxK5o

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/sadouf2016

You can listen to the interview below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/sadouf2016


You can now watch a video, featuring photos, from this interview with Sadouf below or at https://youtu.be/UusSbTLxK5o



PICTURES IN SADOUF'S STUDIO:







You can contact Sadouf by email at sadouf_salem@yahoo.com

Sadouf's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/158661640821693/

Arabology Interviews Sadouf: https://soundcloud.com/arabology/sadouf2016


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Arabology Interviews Sandra Arslanian of Sandmoon

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/sandmoon

Check out my new radio interview with Sandra Arslanian of Sandmoon which was recorded earlier this month via Skype.  Segment includes  2 tracks by Sandmoon: "Home" and "Time Has Yet to Come."



In this interview, Sandra Arslanian about her album 'Home,' about fleeing her native Lebanon, and about being part of the country’s diverse music scene.

Sandra Arslanian was born at the beginning of the Lebanese Civil War in the 1970’s. Her family fled and resettled in Belgium, where she grew up, went to school, earned a degree in Communications and started working. 

Upon returning to Beirut, Sandra launched a musical project which developed into the band Sandmoon, recorded three albums, played the local circuit and some major festivals, and produced several striking videos: www.youtube.com/user/Sandmoonmusic.

sandmoon - Things (Official): https://youtu.be/pv5qrp2kwro

sandmoon - Time Has Yet To Come (Official): https://youtu.be/ymO65jzq0UQ


ALL ARABOLOGY PODCASTS AT https://soundcloud.com/arabology/sets/podcasts

Exclusive Arabology Interviews: https://soundcloud.com/arabology/sets/arabology-interviews