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Akher Zapheer Redefines 'Arabic Rock'

Jordanian band Akher Zapheer

Akher Zapheer آخر زفير is a Jordanian band that plays Arabic Rock that is inspired by the band's influences including Nirvana, RadioHead, Muse,APC, Pearl Jam and Placebo. The songs are written by the band itself and the lyrics are in Arabic. The band members include Basem Sayej - Vocals/ Guitar, Salem Dallal - Guitar, Mohammed Awwad - Bass, Kayed Qnaibi - Drums.

Akher Zapheer's debut album was released in 2012 and is titled "عكس ثقافة" [Converse Culture]. It was produced by Sari Abuladel and contains 11 songs including their hit singles "Akherto lahen hazeen" and "Lailee tal"--both of which are featured below:

Akher Zapheer - Akherto Lahen Hazeen آخر زفير - اخرتو لحن حزين (

Akher Zapheer - Laylee Tal اخر زفير - ليلي طال [Official Video] (

Lyrics to "Laylee tal" كلمات ليلي طال

ليلي طال , صفنت بسكون مش جاي النوم, جايني جنون
سامع صوت في السماوات بذكريني فيك بالذات
ليلي طال رسمت مرسوم رسمت كتير , كتير مش مفهوم
راكب موج مش مرئي تيغطي العالم بفكري

ليلي طال بعيد جمل بعيد فيها على امل
للناس توصل الرسايل شويت ايمان حرك جبل
ليلي طال جهزت مواد مواد بسيطة و سماد
في خيالي طرت فوق البلاد
**** **** ** *** *** **
ليلي طال بقرأ بعيون رقمّت اوراق, تحركت بسكون
فهمني كيف, عرف مفهوم غذاء للروح, بس وين الروح
ليلي طال, تراكمت كهموم تراكمت عل ارض تحت الغيوم
نزّلي صوت السماوات, تيذكرني فيك بالذات

ليلي طال زي المجنون, لفّيت الكون بتسكيرة عيون
حملت العالم على كتفي, خبّيت حليم في قلبي
ليلي طال , كلام كبير, عبّالي راسي قبّاني
تعلمت كتير منك يا ليل, علمتني , اني ولا شي

You can also listen to the rest of the tracks from the CD Soundcloud at the link below:

Here is a TV report about Akher Zapheer from the Egyptian TV program Ocatve (

Here is the official video clip for Akher Zapheer's song "Arba' Sneen" which was released in January 2013:

For more info, see the band's website at
Akher Zapheer on Soundcloud:
Akher Zapheer on YouTube:
Akher Zapheer on Reverbnation:

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