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Hiya Music Video Release Party (Featuring Interview)

arabology · Arabology Interviews Jordanian Artist Hiya If you read our previous article about Hiya (click here ) then you know that she is an up and coming Jordanian artist, performer, and singer/songwriter who recently made her debut with the single BANADI.  Not one to rest on her laurels, Hiya has just released a powerful music video for the song, accompanied by CC lyrics on YouTube.  You can view the music video below or at this link . The music video premiere party for "Banadi" took place on September 8, 2023 at the beautiful Manara Center in Amman, Jordan where guests were treated to a rooftop projection of her stunning work.  Below are some photos from the event, followed by an exclusive interview with Hiya who was kind enough to speak with Arabology  just minutes before the official launch (listen below). arabology · Arabology Interviews Jordanian Artist Hiya This interview is also available via the Arabology Podcast on all major music platforms; to listen, go to

Lina Makoul's Latest Track Connects Art and Capitalism

Lina Makoul: Exploring the Art-Capitalism Paradox Lina Makoul's Artistic Activism: Lina Makoul has long used  her international profile to address social and political issues close to her heart and her new single, 'Fish Masari,' serves as a prime example.  You can listen/watch below or at this link . Exploring the Art-Capitalism Paradox: Written and produced by Makoul and Nasir AlBashir, 'Fish Masari' delves into the intricate relationship between art and capitalism. This thought-provoking wake-up call delves into how art enriches the hearts and minds of countless individuals while often failing to sustain its creators. Makoul's astute observations and succinct lyrics match the track's powerful physicality. A Fusion of Arabic Musical Traditions: 'Fish Masari' is deeply rooted in Arabic musical traditions, incorporating Middle Eastern instrumentation, percussive rhythms inspired by traditional Palestinian wedding songs, and clever samples. The track&#

Hiya Makes Her Debut with Bi-Lingual Ballad 'Banadi'

Hiya's New Single + Music Video "Banadi" Released HIYA (n.) Hiya she – feminine singular. The Arabic word for she or her. The best version of any woman is her highest self, and she is waiting to be surfaced. Single will be out on September 7, 2023 [Amman, Jordan] Hiya is an up and coming Jordanian artist, performer, and singer/songwriter of Palestinian/Lebanese heritage. In September 2023, she made her debut with BANADI, a moving and intense bilingual ballad that chronicles her journey through a deeply traumatic experience. You can now listen to Banadi on all major music platforms.  Click here to listen . You can also watch the music video at this link . By infusing western genres with an Arab twist that resonates with her ancestry, Hiya developed her edgy and retro sound: harmonizing the different beats and melodies from R’n’B, blues, soul, and dark pop. She leaves her personal touch through her songs as she takes on an emotional, acoustic approach to singing. By singing

Ramzi Salti Lectures on Post Arab Spring Music at Sijal Institute

You can watch highlights from the talk below or at  this link July 2023: Stanford Lecturer + Arabology radio host Dr. Ramzi Salti highlighted "post" Arab Spring music during a recent talk at Sijal Institute in Amman, Jordan.  You can watch highlights from the talk below or at this link: Featured excerpts: 1. Intro ( 0:00 ) 2. El General (Tunisia) 3. Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia) 4. Ramy Essam (Egypt) 5. Cairokee (Egypt) 6. Maryam Saleh (Egypt) 7. Ibn Thabit (Libya) 8. Fairuz (Lebanon) 9. Mashrou Leila (Lebanon) 5:17 10. Tania Kassis (Lebanon) 11. Mike Massy (Lebanon) 8:46 12. Yasmine Hamdan (Lebanon) 13. Tania Saleh (Lebanon) 12:53 14. Omar Offendum (Syria) 15. Palestinian Rap 16. Jadal (Jordan) 17. Nawawi (Sudan)  PowerPoint accompanying this talk is available below or at this link :

السيرة الذاتية لرمزي سلطي بواسطة الذكاء الاصطناعي

رمزي سلطي: تعزيز التفاهم الثقافي وفهم الثقافة العربية والموسيقى تم إنشاء هذه السيرة الذاتية لرمزي سلطي بالكامل بواسطة الذكاء الاصطناعي الدكتور رمزي سلطي هو محاضر في جامعة ستانفورد ومقدم برنامج إذاعي بعنوان "عربولوجي"، وهو شخصية بارزة في المجال الثقافي والأكاديمي. يتميز سلطي برؤيته العميقة للثقافة العربية والموسيقى، حيث يسعى جاهدًا لتعزيز التفاهم الثقافي وتسليط الضوء على التنوع والإبداع في الثقافة العربية المعاصرة.  وُلد رمزي سلطي ونشأ في لبنان كما وعاش أيضًا في الأردن قبل انتقاله إلى الولايات المتحدة لمتابعة تعليمه العالي وممارسة عمله الأكاديمي والإعلامي. وبفضل خلفيته اللبنانية، يتمتع بفهم عميق للثقافة العربية والتراث اللبناني، ويعمل على تعزيز التفاهم والتبادل الثقافي بين الثقافات المختلفة. رمزي سلطي حاصل على درجة الدكتوراه في الأدب المقارَن ويعمل حاليًا كمحاضر في جامعة ستانفورد حيث يُدرس المواضيع المتعلقة بالشرق الأوسط وبالأدب العربي وباللغة  العربية.   يلعب  دورًا مهمًا في تعليم الطلاب وإلهامهم حيث يقوم بتصميم وتنفيذ دورات تعليمية متنوعة تتعلق بالأدب والثقافة، ويشجع النقاش

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