Monday, June 13, 2011

Season Finale of my Radio Show 'Hi, Keefak, Ca Va' ft. Guest DJ Hyper Available for Free Listening/Downloading

 Hi Keefak Ca Va Epsiode 14 Podcast (Season Finale in 2 Parts) by author30


THIS WEEK (June 9, 2011; Episode 14 Season Finale):

This episode features guest DJ Ahmad Al Arabi aka DJ Hyper who spins some of his amazing mixes on the show.

Credits: Show Name: Hi, Keefak, Ça Va? (Episode 14 Season Finale, 4-6 PM)

Air Name: DJ Ramzi

Description: This tri-lingual greeting is the way most people say hello in Lebanon where Arabic, French and English are spoken daily. This show will thus showcase music in all 3 languages.

The program premiered on March 1, 2011 and is hosted by Dr. Ramzi Salti of the African and Middle Eastern (AME) Languages and Literatures Program at Stanford University.

Dr. Salti's Blog 'Pop Culture in the Arab World' can be found at http://author32.blogspot.com

FREE DOWNLOAD in 2 Parts (DOWNLOAD AND SAVE TO YOUR COMPUTER by right-clicking on arrows at the bottom right of this page).

Notes: Playlist available at http://zookeeper.stanford.edu/index.php?action=viewDate&seq=selList&playlist=21206&session=

PLAYLIST
Artist/ Track/ Album

Kilna Sawa/ Izaet Kilna Sawa/ Izaet Kilna Sawa

Ajram, Nancy/ Emta Hashoufak/ N7

Mariskh, Sophia/ Tahwak/ Tahwak/

Mathieu, Mireille/ Une femme amoureuse/ Les Grands Succees

Streisand, Barbra/ Woman in Love/ Guilty

Rouhana, Charbel/ Hi, keefak Ca Va/ Hi Keefak Ca Va

Fayrouz/ Bektob Asamihon/ Eh, Fi Amal (Yes, There Is Hope)

Fairuz/ Nassam Alayna ElHawa/ Best of Fairuz

Wlad El Hara ft Abeer Sawt el samt / Sabreena Da Witch

Offendum, Omar/ The Arab Speaks Of Rivers/ Syrianamericana/

Atlas, Natacha/ La Nuit Est Sur La Ville/ Mounqaliba: In A State Of Reversal

Rum Band/ Ya ruh/ Ya Ruh

DJ Hyper/ Mix 1/ Mix/ Hyper

DJ Hyper/ Mix 2/ Mix/ Hyper

Taha, Rachid/ Rock El Casbah, Edit/ Rock El Casbah

DJ Nader/ Free Style Megamix/ DJ Nader: The Remix

DJ Ramzi with DJ Hyper at KZSU 90.1 FM June 2011

DJ Hyper Ahmed Al Arabi



DJ Hyper aka Ahmad Al Arabi


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Podcast from 'Hi Keefak Ca Va" Episode 13 available ft. Lebanese Alternative Music

THIS WEEK (June 9, 2011; Episode 13):

This episode showcases the Lebanese Underground/Alternative/Experimental music scene in Lebanon by highlighting music by such amazing young musicians as Zeid Hamdan, Soapkills, Beirut Biloma, Tania Saleh, Marc Codsi, Mashrou' Leila (Mashrou3 Leila), Rayess Bek Orchestra, Fareeq Al Atrash, Grace Deeb, Carol Sacr, Nadine Khouri, Elizabeth Ayoub, Pindoll, Youmna Saba, Blend, Scrambled Eggs.

Additionally, this episode features a live report by Ahmad Qousi who reports--live from Jordan--about various social, economic, and musical trends in that country.



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PART 1 (Click below to listen):
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PART 2 (Click below to listen):
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PLAYLIST FOR EPISODE 13

Artist/ Track// Album/ Label

PART ONE:
1. Beirut Biloma/ In Rah Minik Ya Ein/ Beirut Biloma/ 
2. Scrambled Eggs/ Les Chantiers/ Srambled Eggs
3. Soapkills/ Le Zaalen/ Soapkills
4. Codsi, Marc/ When I was Young/Colors
5. Rayess Bek Orchestra/ Schizophrenia/Rayess Bek
6. Fareeq Al Atrash/ Demoqrati/ Fareeq Al Atrash
7. Saleh, Tania/ Slow Down/ Wehde
8. Deeb, Grace/ Comme toi/ Grace Deeb
9. Deeb, Grace/ Calling you/ Grace Deeb
10. Sacr, Carol/ Run/ Single

PART TWO:
11. Marikh, Sophia/Tahwak/ Tahwak
12. Hamdan, Zeid/ General Suleiman/ Zeid & the Wings
13. Khouri, Nadine/ All this Violence/ Nadine Khoury
14. Blend/ Belong/ Single
15. Ayoub, Elizabeth/ Habibi/ Oceanos Y Lunas
16. Pindoll/ Tainted Love/ Pindoll
17. Saba, Youmna/ Tehfe/ Ruptured Sessions
18. Mashrou' Leila/ Shim El Yasmine/ Mashrou' Leila
19. Beirut Biloma/ Ghanili Shwia Shwia/ Beirut Biloma

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lebanese Band "Pindoll" Remakes 'Tainted Love'

Genre
Indie Nu-Jazz
Members
Jad Aouad - beats
Miran Gurunian - noise
Erin Mikaelian-vocals
Haitham Shalhoub-bass guitar
Hometown
Beirut/Lebanon
Current Location
Lebanon



The Lebanese band Pindoll has revived the famous 80's pop anthem "Tainted Love" with their own signature of jazz/rock fusion, led by all members of Pindoll (including Miran Gurunian) and produced by Philip Tohme. Philip is actually Tania Saleh's husband.


Here is Pindoll's version of "Tainted Love" recorded, mixed and mastered by Philip Tohme




Philip and Miran Gurunian were also part of Blend, the first lebanese band to ever sign a record deal: they released an album, Act one, with EMI arabia. Here is Blend'sr wonderful single "Belong", a true reflection of the lebanese identity crisis:





Did the ADC Block Malek Jandali over 'Freedom' Song?

For the full article please see http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0611/ArabAmerican_group_blocks_singer.html

An entry that appeared on the Politico.com web site claims that the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee-- a longtime Washington civil rights group--repeatedly asked the German-born Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali to reconsider his piece choice, as Jandali told POLITICO. When he refused, Jandali says he was told today that he couldn't perform at this weekend's event.

Jandali's "Watani Ana: I am my Homeland" doesn't specifically mention Syria or the broader Arab Spring uprisings, but is heavy on the themes of freedom and liberty. Jandali calls it a "humanitarian song." But lyrics include "oh my homeland, when will I see you free" and "When the land is watered with the blood of martyrs and the brave/ And all the people shout: Freedom to mankind."

"I have nothing to say on that," ADC Vice President Nabil Mohamad is quoted as saying on charges that politics were the reason. The ADC cited logistical problems in canceling Jandali's performance. "You should get the facts," said Muhamad in a brief interview with POLITICO before declining to comment further.

Here is the song/video clip in question of Malek Jandali: Watani Ana مالك جندلي: وطني أنا




Monday, June 6, 2011

Lesbian Blogger in Syria Goes Missing

The Syrian lesbian journalist whose blog has made her an unlikely hero of the Syrian uprising has reportedly been arrested.

According to new posts that appeared today on her blog "A Gay Girl In Damascus," the current whereabouts of regular author Amina Abdullah are unknown.
A writer identifying themselves as Rania O. Ismail, Abdullah's cousin, writes the following on June 6th:

Dear friends of Amina,
I am Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari’s cousin and have the following information to share.
Earlier today, at approximately 6:00 pm Damascus time, Amina was walking in the area of the Abbasid bus station, near Fares al Khouri Street. She had gone to meet a person involved with the Local Coordinating Committee and was accompanied by a friend.
Amina told the friend that she would go ahead and they were separated.Amina had, apparently, identified the person she was to meet. However, while her companion was still close by, Amina was seized by three men in their early 20’s. According to the witness (who does not want her identity known), the men were armed. Amina hit one of them and told the friend to go find her father.
One of the men then put his hand over Amina’s mouth and they hustled her into a red Dacia Logan with a window sticker of Basel Assad. The witness did not get the tag number. She promptly went and found Amina’s father.
The men are assumed to be members of one of the security services or the Baath Party militia. Amina’s present location is unknown and it is unclear if she is in a jail or being held elsewhere in Damascus.
I have just spoken with her father who is trying to locate her. He has asked me to share this information with her contacts in the hope that someone may know her whereabouts and so that she might be shortly released.
If she is now in custody, he is not worried about being in hiding and says he will do anything he can to free her. If anyone knows anything as to her whereabouts, please contact Abdallah al Omari at his home or please email me, Rania Ismail, at onepathtogod at gmail dot com.
We are hoping she is simply in jail and nothing worse has happened to her.Amina had previously sent me several texts to post should something happen to her and we will wait until we have definite word before doing so.
Salamat,
Rania O. Ismail

Update on Amina

I have been on the telephone with both her parents and all that we can say right now is that she is missing. Her father is desperately trying to find out where she is and who has taken her.

Unfortunately, there are at least 18 different police formations in Syria as well as multiple different party militias and gangs. We do not know who took her so we do not know who to ask to get her back. It is possible that they are forcibly deporting her.

From other family members who have been imprisoned there, we believe that she is likely to be released fairly soon. If they wanted to kill her, they would have done so.

That is what we are all praying for.

I will post any updates as soon as I have them.
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Friday, June 3, 2011

My June 2 Podcast includes interview with YouTube Instant Inventor Feross Aboukhadijeh + Streisand Classic in 3 Languages.


Feross at KZSU 90.1 FM with Ahmad Q live via Skype



THIS WEEK (June 2; Episode 12) includes interviews with the Syrian-American inventor of YouTube Instant Feross Aboukhadijeh and Ahmad Qousi who discusses the music scene in Jordan and plays great songs from there.  Additionally, this episode premieres the classic song "Woman in Love" in THREE languages.


Listen by going to the link below then clicking on the arrows to the bottom right of that page to download (or right click to save).
If the link above doesn't work for you, you can click on the links below to listen.


PLAYLIST
Artist/ Track/ Album/ Label

PART ONE:
1. Saleh, Tania/ Wehde (Unity)/ Wehde/ Forward Music
2. Interview with Ahmad Qousi from Jordan (thru end of show)
3. Marikh, Sophia/ Tahwak/ Tahwak/ Melody Arabia
4. Streisand, Barbra/ Woman in Love/ Guilty/ Sony
5. Mathieu, Mireille/ Une femme amoureuse/Mes plus belles emotions.Helena Canada
6. Interview with Feross Aboukhadijeh, inventor of YouTube Instant (continues in Part 2)
7. Sabah & Rola Saad/ Yana Yana/ Arabic Duets of the Decades/ Rotana

PART 2:
8. Interview with Feross Aboukhadijeh (continued)
9. Interview with Ahmad Qousi (continued)
10. Wassouf, George/ Kalaam El Nas/ Kalaam El Naas/ Rotana
11. Rum Band/ Ya Ruh/ Ya Ruh/ NA
12. Marcel; Khalife/ Ahinnu ila khubz ummi/ Best of Marcel Khalife/ EMI Arabia

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