Monday, January 14, 2013

Jadal's New Song Broaches Materialism, Modernity and the Value of National Cultural Productions

Jordanian group Jadal's first single from their latest CD 'Al Makina' is the title track which has been released with an interesting video clip.

The song 'El Makina' [The Machine] addresses varied issues related to social class systems, writers' contributions to the culture and very existence of their native country, the way that art and literature are often devalued in a modern context, working non-stop like a 'Machine' to be 'productive.' and, on a more personal note, finding someone to love regardless of one's earning ability.

Here is the officially released video clip, followed by the lyrics (in Arabic):



هذا حالي هيك خذيني مع مصاري أو بلا
كيف مش مبالي لا أنا هيني ماشي وهيني بحرث زي الماكينة

لو قالوي أغزو بلد لقتل كتّاب الشعر وكل حامل قلم
هاي أفكار مش بس بتنكتب هاي ألحان تتغنّى لولد الولد
ولو صار و ما حد كتب ما أسهل تمحي اسم أي بلد

وحب وما بيكفيها قال وفن ما بطعميش الولاد والناس الناس شو بدها تحكي عنكوا الناس
وعرس يلبّسها ألماس وبيت بحارة هاي كلاس للناس للناس بس لنعبّي عيون الناس
وانت ساكنه هون وهاد مش أي بلد

JadaL - El Makina (Lyric Video) جدل - الماكينه
Buy El Makina Album
Lyric Video by: Motaz Lambaz
Song Composed written and produced by Mahmoud Radaideh كلمات وألحان

Vocals: Ahmad Zou'bi, Drums: Ammar Urabi, Bass: Amjad Shahrour, Guitars: Mahmoud Radaideh, Accordion: Hani Mezyan, Backing Vocals: Mahmoud Radaideh, Synthesizers:Bader Helalat. Mixing Engineer- David Scott. Recordings at Sweetspot Soundworks and other studios.

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