Friday, December 9, 2022

Lecture by Ramzi Salti Ft May Nasr محاضرة رمزي سلطي برفقة مي نصر

قدّم الدكتور رمزي سلطي برفقة الفنانة مي نصر محاضرة جديدة في الاردن بعنوان (الموسيقى المستقلة من الهامش الى الشهرة) وذلك في معهد سجال في يوم الثلاثاء الموافق الثالث عشر 13 من كانون الأول 2022 من الساعة السادسة والنصف حتى الساعة الثامنة والنصف مساءً.

Many thanks to everyone who attended Dr. Ramzi Salti's talk about indie Arabic music on December 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Sijal Institute in Amman, Jordan. This lecture, which featured live performances by singer May Nasr, was titled "Indie Music from the Arab World: No Longer Alternative" and included dozens of samples from a new generation of Arab musicians who, as Dr. Salti stated, prove that “the archive of independent music from the Arab world has grown so vast that it can no longer be defined as alternative.”

You can now watch a complete video of the lecture here.

Click here to view PowerPoint Presentation or see below لمشاهدة كل لوحات هذا التقديم انقر هنا 

 Watch recording of this lecture below or by clicking here  يمكنكم مشاهدة المحاضرة بالكامل عبر هذا الرابط 

Event Chapters برنامج الحفل

كلمة ترحيب من مديرة سجال كاتي وايتنغ
رمزي سلطي يقدم مي نصر
مقدمة الدكتور رمزي سلطي عن الموسيقى العربية المستقلة
مي نصر تغني (بيتك يا نجوى)
الاغاني القديمة والتراثية
عبد الوهاب وهنا ملحس (يا مسافر)
فيروز وهبة المنصوري (اهواك)
عمر كمال (يا رايح صوب بلادي)
مي نصر تغني (يا رايح صوب بلادي)
الاغاني المصرية
فرقة جدل (التوبة)
عمر افندم (فنجان)
مي نصر تغني (مقتطفات مصرية)
الاغاني الشعرية
شعر قيس بن الملوح (المؤنسة)
سعاد ماسي (فيا ليلى)
شعر سعيد بن احمد البوسعيدي (يا من هواه)
عبد الرحمن محمد (يا من هواه)
شعر محمود درويش (هي لا تحبك)
تانيا صالح (هي لا تحبك)
شعر راشد حسين (الغائب)
ريم البنا (الغائب)
شعر جودت حيدر (قصيدة البحر)
مي نصر تغني (قصيدة البحر)

صور من المحاضرة  Photos from Event

You can now watch a complete video of the lecture below or by clicking here.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Ramzi Salti's Talk about Mahraganat Music (in English) at Sijal Institute

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You can now watch a complete recording of a new musical lecture by Stanford Lecturer Dr. Ramzi Salti titled "Mahraganat Music: The Arab World's Version of Hip Hop" which took place at Sijal Institute in Jordan on Thursday, November 24th from 12-2 PM. Watch below or at

Playlist to accompany this lecture is at this link.

Over the past 15 years, Egypt has witnessed--and banned--a new musical genre called Mahraganat. This lecture attempts to analyze that phenomenon by dissecting popular song lyrics (in Arabic and English) by musicians who established the genre. 

Chapters in this video:
Coming soon

About Dr. Ramzi Salti:
He was born in 1966 in Lebanon. French-educated in Beirut, he completed his high school education in Jordan. In 1983, he moved to the United States where he earned his B.A. in French and English and M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Arabic, French, English) at the University of California at Riverside. Dr. Salti has been a full-time Lecturer in Arabic at Stanford University since 1998. He authors his own Arabology blog at and hosts a weekly radio program/podcast titled 'Arabology' which airs on KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM. Podcasts are available at this link.

Watch above or at this link

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