Wednesday, June 27, 2012

El Morabba3: Alternative Arabic Music Band from Jordan

CD Cover.  Ali Saadi Photography. Designed by :Tarik El-Khateeb

Here is their video clip 'Ya Zein'--beautifully shot in HD quality:

Here is their album Launch Concert Trailer 2012:

El Morabba3's Facebook Page:
YouTube Channel:

Band Member Names in Arabic:


ضرار شواقفة: درمز و توزيع 

محمّد عبدالله : باص جيتار و تأليف و توزيع و غناء 

عديّ شواقفة : جيتار و ميدي افكتس و توزيع 

ارق أبو كويك : تأليف توزيع غناء و ايقاع 


  1. Well. regardless of the lip-syncopatia, adhered facial-crunches for no musical note-worthiness, or the sartorialism of this semi-formed Jordanian rock band (if there's such a thing in Jordan as 'rock music' per se), this isn't a good band.

    The case with Jordan's rock scene was always the same non-existent sound: it's 90% Spanish guitar played by bored students paid by their fathers at places like Freddy for eh... Music... and such, 5% stupider-than-thou '90's' Cardigans.... plus the abundance of metal-heads who want to be the next 'Pantera'.

    I remember there were some good bands in the early 90's, but they didn't even have anything put down to record save for some 4-Track audio-cassettes now of course, gone. This guy here has mixed feelings: he sings with an apparent troglodyte expressions. So... pitiful.

    The sound? Eh, is this metal? Soft-rock? OOP? AOR? Godamn! He even slips in some 'rap' at exactly 2:20 hitting the highest notes his puny voice can muster. So? What do they call this in Jordan? Moseeqah Badeela: alternarock? Dear damn.

    Anyways, on the shining spot: the lead guitarist has some good licks on his Fender. Not bad. If I were him, I'd quit this band in a jiffy and form another well-rehearsed one instead.

    Nothing too personal, but... the lead singer... I guess he's a grad of the University of Jordan or somesuch. I guess I saw him there a few years ago. 'Neways.



    1. If your biggest care was giving their music a name, or putting it in a category, then of course you'll get lost and think they suck!
      Try not to compare, try not to think too much, close your eyes and just listen, maybe you'll love their music as much as I do.
      I think they're great musicians and I love Muhammad's singing.
      Regards :)

    2. *lights a strawberry-scented candle*
      Huh... next thing you're gonna tell me to do would be something in the region of... "Repeat after me: OM PADME OM!" Hell wha'? Their music? Is this essentially music to begin with?

      If you were there when young Jordanians tried their hands at all-that-is-rock-music-per-se, you'd have realised what I was talking about. It's a complete lack of all integral parts that can hold a rock band together. There's no cement to hold every broken piece on and keep the whole unit going tightly. And, that was way before bands started listening to stupid Irish altrocker The Cranberries. Ugh. Just ugh.

      *puts off the candle in complete and apparent utter disgust*

      Have it yer way: 'ave mine, babes.


    3. WEll, Mr , or Mrs. Hammer, why dnt you just Relax and enjoy the music, if you dnt enjoy it, ok then , just stop criticizing !!
      I do Like Muhammad's singing , he has a nice tone, it dznt have to be well rehearsed . at least its comming out from heart , passion , feelings is it all about .
      i m nt talking about candles here, but i attended live concert for El-Morabba3 , and i really enjoyed.
      My fav. song is Aghaneek.
      and really am proud to have a Jordanian band , that sings, and at least keeps going in this " hope Crushing" society !!
      Best Regards, and all my respect.

  2. The Best Band In Jordan!!
    Abu Kwaik is a great man / musician .. and the other band members are masters !!
    i wish El Morabba3 nothing but the Best .. honestly the best band in the middle east , the lyrics !!!! and the music too !

    i have no words to describe this band ,really!!

    (( GASH3ARA )) !!!

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