Ramzi Salti Interviewed by Ahmed Tharwat

I was honored to be interviewed by Ahmed Tharwat for his show Bilahdan (AhmediaTV) which airs in Minnesota.

The interview centered on the way the music of the Arab Spring has continued to flourish--despite current realities--and to inform indie/alternative Arabic music today.  This segment showcased such musicians as El General, Emel Mathlouthi and Ramy Essam.

Watch below or at https://youtu.be/riClAt07044



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Stanford MENA Forum on March 9: Empower Change


For info + tickets go to https://www.stanfordmenaforum.com

On March 9, 2019 Stanford University will host its very first Middle East and North Africa Forum, ever!  The event is organized by Stanford GSB Middle East and North Africa Club +  The Arab Student Association at Stanford (ASAS).  Info and tickets at https://www.stanfordmenaforum.com

The event, which begins at 1 pm, will also feature a music talk by Stanford Lecturer + Arabology radio host Dr. Ramzi Salti at 5:30 pm.  That Cultural segment will also feature poetry readings and a musical performance by the Stanford Middle East Ensemble.

Stanford MENA Forum aims to educate 100 future business leaders about the region’s latest trends, opportunities, and challenges to inspire them to drive change and create local as well as global impact. The Forum will bring together leaders in entrepreneurship, investments, technology, and innovation and showcase the diverse and colorful culture that the MENA region has to offer.

Here are the Speakers who are scheduled between 1:30-5:30 pm.




The Cultural Segment begins at 5:30 and will feature the following:

5:35-5:45 pm: Dr. Ramzi Salti's Talk "Music as a Vehicle for Change"
5:45-6:00 pm: Poetry readings by Lubna Kayyali and Maya Salameh
6:00-7:00 pm: Dinner + Performance by the Stanford Middle East Ensemble

EVENT PARTNERS:



For info, schedule, tickets, go to https://www.stanfordmenaforum.com/



Arabology Interviews Composer/Vocalist Basel Zayed (February 2019)

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/baselzayed
I am proud to share my latest radio interview with Composer/Vocalist/Oud Artist Basel Zayed in which he discusses his illustrious career + his new 'Ayn Trio' CD.  You can listen to the interview below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/baselzayed


This interview was conducted by Stanford Lecturer + radio host for his Arabology radio show which airs on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University).

Basel Zayed has been making music for over 15 years. He is best known for his distinctive vocal style, versatility, and original musical compositions that appeal to a wide audience. He draws on a distinguished tradition of political and social music, yet hits a unique note all of its own. More info at BaselZayed.com

This interview includes the following musical excerpts:
*1. At 5:17: Of Great Importance هام جدا from "Ayn Trio" CD (2018)
*2. At 10:11 I See in the Heavens أرى في السماء from "Ayn Trio" CD (2018)
*3. At 17:08 I've Known Love عرفت الهوى from "Ayn Trio" CD (2018)
*4. At 23:10 Joy فرح from "Ayn Trio" CD (2018)
*5. At 29:10 Sharek Dahab شعرك دهب from "Hada Leil" CD (2006)
*6. At 37:34 Doleh بكرا إعلان الدولة from "Adam" CD (2014)
*©℗ Basel Zayed