Showing posts with label Arabic Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arabic Music. Show all posts

Monday, July 27, 2020

Dr. Ramzi Salti Interviewed about His Teaching Career, Radio Show, and Arabic Music


Watch video at https://youtu.be/tjkA2K34rNs


Stanford Lecturer and Arabology radio host Dr. Ramzi Salti was recently interviewed by Sijal Intern Mohan Chen (M.A. in Arab Studies, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University) about his Arabic music class at Sijal Institute, his radio show, and his 20+ years of teaching at Stanford.

You can watch the video below or at https://youtu.be/tjkA2K34rNs




Tuesday, August 27, 2019

محاضرة الدكتور رمزي سلطي حول الموسيقى البديلة -- معهد سجال

SLIDES FROM MY LECTURE ON INDIE ARABIC MUSIC AT SIJAL (JORDAN)
Artwork by Jordanian artist Tamer Al Ahmar




VIDEO OF MY LECTURE ABOUT INDIE ARABIC MUSIC AT SIJAL (JORDAN)



Dr. Ramzi Salti's audio-visual talk (in Arabic) about indie/alternative Arabic music--recorded at Sijal Institute in Jordan on Aug 26, 2019 محاضرة الدكتور رمزي سلطي في معهد سجال حول الموسيقى العربية البديلة 

Here is a list of the song excerpts that were included in this lecture; please note that two short segments have been muted due to copyright issues (these can be viewed separately on YouTube)

 ها هي القائمة التي تحتوي على الاغاني التي تكلمنا عنها خلال المحاضرة. ملاحظة: لقد تم حذف الصوت خلال مقطعين موسيقيين قصيرين في هذه المحاضرة لكن يامكانكم مشاهدة الاغنيتين مع الصوت عبر الروابط أدناه 

LIST OF SONGS قائمة الاغاني 1
1.  Asmahan "Emta" at 11:13
2.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

DJ Sotusura Releases New Album Ft Addictive Remixes and Beats



The latest album by Cairo-based DJ Sotusura has just been released, and it contains some amazing tracks and remixes that will keep you bopping for days.  The album features a mixture of old school hiphop beats mixed with old Arabic samples taken from records that he has collected over the past 6 years.

Titled Saleh Alalhan, this instrumental album includes 16 tracks that were fully produced by DJ Sotusura.  It was released on March 9th 2019 on all platforms and is set to be released on vinyl in June 2019. 

DJ Sotusura has been collecting vinyl records since 2001 and has long focused on finding rare, previously released recordings/gems from the Middle East.

You can sample/purchase the album below or at https://soturecords.bandcamp.com



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Arabology Interviews El Far3i (Tareq Abu Kwaik)


Here is my 2-part radio interview with Tareq Abu Kwaik (El Far31 الفرعي) who, with 47SOUL, will be performing at Slim's in San Francisco on March 13, 2019. Tickets at this link.

Listen to PART ONE below or at  https://soundcloud.com/arabology/elfar3i1


Listen to PART TWO below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/elfar3i2



El Far3i is a groundbreaking songwriter, percussionist and vocalist, currently based in Amman and London.  He is the Founder of an Arabic Folk and Acoustic Rap solo act (El Far3i) and Hip-Hop Mc Far3 El Madakhil.

These interviews were conducted at KZSU 90.1 FM by Stanford Lecturer Dr. Ramzi Salti, Host of the radio show "Arabology" which airs throughout the San Francisco bay area.  Previous episodes available at soundcloud.com/arabology

يمكنكم الآن الاستماع الى حواري الاذاعي مع طارق أبو كويك الماقب بالفرعي وهو يتحدث عن بداية رحلته في عالم الموسيقى لحين انضمامه الى فرقة السبعة وأربعين. تتكون هذه المقابلة من جزئين متوفرين عبر الرابطين التاليين:.
للاستماع الى الجزء الاول أنقر هنا

للاستماع الى الجزء الثاني أنقر هنا

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mete Tasin Sings "Lamma Badda Yatathanna" Live in Concert

Dr. Ramzi Salti (left) introduces Tenor Mate Tasin 

Turkish Opera singer Mete Tasin, whose repertoire has long included songs in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Persian, and Turkish, recently debuted an amazing rendition of the song "Lamma Bada Yatathanna" لما بدا يتثنى  in Arabic.  The song was introduced by Stanford Lecturer Dr. Ramzi Salti during Mete's concert at Angelica's in Redwood City on Saturday April 28, 2018 and left the audience cheering for more.  You can watch Mete's performance below or at https://youtu.be/owP7nqpVMyM


Lamma Bada Yatathanna is an ancient muwashshah, a genre of secular music from Al Andalus, Moorish Spain, which means it’s from some time before 1492. Here are the lyrics in Arabic and in English translation:

لما بدا يتثـنى *** حبي جمـاله فتنــا
أوما بلحظه أسرنا *** غصن سـنا حين مال
وعدي ويا حيرتى *** من لي رحيم شكوتي
في الحب من لوعتي ***إلا مليـك الجمــال

When my beloved begins to sway,
His/her beauty drives me to distraction
When I am enraptured by a glimpse,
My beloved’s beauty is a tender branch caught by the breeze;
Oh my destiny, my perplexity,
No one can comfort me in my misery,
In my lamenting and suffering for love,
But for the one in the beautiful mirage

Mete Tasin is a compelling and versatile opera singer who was born in Germany and raised in Turkey. He studied with Prof. Guzin GUREL at Istanbul University State Conservatory and Patricia McCaffrey at Brooklyn College (Master of Music). His career began in Minnesota, USA with Carmen ( Don Jose ) and Lucia di Lammermoor ( Arturo ). Mete has been in many leading roles in Europe, United States and Turkey.

For more info about Mete, see http://www.metetasin.com/

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Arabology Podcast (June-July 2017) Ft. Indie Arabic Music + Interviews

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology113

The latest episode of Arabology--which airs on KZSU 90.1 FM in California--featured a large selection of new indie/alternative music from the Arab world (playlist below) as well as interviews with two Tunisian celebrities:  Musician Skander Guetari (3-part interview ft his songs) and Stanford student Nesrine Mbarek who spoke to us about her exciting project titled Tunisia88.

You can listen to the show below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology113



Playlist for Arabology 11.3 (June-July 2017) Artist/Track/Album:

  1. Amine Souikra/ Apocalypse/ Apocalypse
  2. DJ Ghazi/ Oum Kalthoum Ya Leilet El 3ed Remix/ Single
  3. Maryam Saleh + Crash Nomada/ Leih Ya Hamam/ Single
  4. Maysa Daw/ Ayonak/ Between City Walls
  5. Rahim El Haj/ Sailors Three/ Little Earth
  6. Cairokee/ Kont Faker/ Noaata Beida
  7. Mahmoud Badrawi/ Fi Hagat Ktir Mistaniyak/ Single
  8. Jowan Safadi/ 7asait (I Felt)/ Single
  9. Muzdawaj/ Droob/ Sirrak Fe Beer
  10. Ruba Shamshoum/ Randomness (Radio Edit)/ Shamat
  11. Luay Hijazeen/ Kaen/ Single
  12. DAM/ Street Poetry/ Street Poetry
  13. Youmna Saba/ 40-2/ Arb'een (40)
  14. Amine Souikra/ Last Sunset/ Apocalypse
  15. Yuma/ Smek/ Chura
  16. Interview with Skander Guetari (3 parts featuring musical excerpts)
  17. Interview with Nesrine Mbarek of Tunisia88


Arabology is an American radio show that airs on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University) and is hosted, in English, by Stanford Lecturer Dr. Ramzi Salti.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ramzi Salti Interviewed in "Qahwa" Journal (April 2017)

The new issue of Qahwa features a lengthy article/interview with Stanford Lecturer + Arabology radio show host Dr. Ramzi Salti about (mostly) indie/alternative Arabic music. You can read the entire piece, authored by Zahraa Hmood, at this link: http://joom.ag/OMSW/p24

Below are screen shots of the interview which appears in full here.











Saturday, December 10, 2016

Year-End Arabology Podcast Ft Top 20 Alternative/Indie Arabic Songs of 2016

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/topsongs2016

Arabology has just spotlighted the Top 20 indie/alternative Arabic Songs of 2016 during a special year-end episode which aired on KZSU 90.1 FM on Dec 10, 2016.  You can hear the podcast below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/topsongs2016



Presented with commentary in English by Stanford Lecturer + Radio Host Dr. Ramzi Salti, the show featured an amazing array of independent Arab musicians coming from Iraq, Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria--including several Arab musicians living in Sweden, France, Israel, Canada and the USA.

Out of the Top 20 Arabic songs, 7 were by female vocalists, 7 by male musicians, and 6 by groups/bands. The list also featured 2 live tracks and one duet in Arabic + Spanish.

This year's "Top 20" list boasted musicians that sing in a variety of musical genres--from Jazz and Hip Hop to Rock and Ballads, to a hybrid variety that fuses Western and Eastern beats in surprisingly creative ways.

Listen to the podcast to discover new trends and talent that defined the alternative/indie Arabic music scene in 2016--and be prepared to be awestruck by the impressive amount musical productions that have been coming out of a region where music is all too often dismissed or ignored in the West.






https://soundcloud.com/arabology/topsongs2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Article about 'Arabology' in 'Palo Alto Weekly'

Read article at http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/12/07/the-ambassador-of-arabology

Many thanks to Karla Kane and The Palo Alto Weekly for publishing such an in-depth article about my Arabology radio show in this week's issue (online + print)

You can read the article at http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/12/07/the-ambassador-of-arabology

Interview focuses on groundbreaking Arab msuicians and media personalities whose work has been highlighted on the show, from Mashrou' Leila's Hamed Sinno to Tunisian singer/songwriter Emel Mathlouthi, to the 'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Bassem Youssef to...Olivia Newton-John!

Read full article at http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/12/07/the-ambassador-of-arabology

Monday, September 26, 2016

Emel Mathlouthi in Concert at Stanford on Oct 5, 2016



Emel Mathlouthi aka the "voice of the Tunisian revolution" brings her songs to Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University on Wednesday Oct 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm. The concert is preceded by a talk by Dr. Ramzi Salti and Prof Joel Beinin at 6:30pm. Buy your tickets here and arrive at 6:30 pm to attend both the talk + concert.

PRE-CONCERT TALK: At 6:30 pm, ]قز Ramzi Salti, host of the podcast Arabology, and Professor Joel Beinin set the stage for Emel Mathlouthi by discussing the Tunisian Revolution, how it launched the Arab Spring, and how her music became its soundtrack.

Tunisian singer and activist Emel Mathlouthi earned the title "the voice of the Arab Spring" with her 2007 recording My Word Is Free  كلمتي حرة—and in the process became her country's Joan Baez (her role model).

"I see art as a very revolutionary way to change mentalities,” says the Tunisian-born Mathlouthi. This potent artist is a singer of compelling, confessional impact, whose music embraces suffering, love, and an ache for home. Though her roots are in folk music, her sound mingles rock, trip-hop, and electronica with Arabic undertones. Her songs of freedom and compassion also earned her a spotlight at the 22nd Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2015.

Emel Mathlouthi performing at 2015 Nobel Prize Ceremony: https://youtu.be/wJ79iEfus8E


Purchase your tickets for the pre-concert talk + Emel's Concert via this link: http://www.stanfordlivetickets.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=6825





Friday, August 19, 2016

Arabology 10.5 Podcast Spotlights Arabic Reggae, Hip Hop, Ballads, Electronica, Folk + Interviews

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology105

Arabology 10.5 aired on August 18, 2016 and featured indie Arabic music by groundbreaking musicians from Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Syria, Kuwait, Sudan (Nubia), Morocco, Lebanon, Palestine/Israel--plus 2 tracks by Zebda the Spy from Cairo, including a special Fairuz remix.
Listen to the podcast below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology105



Show also included interview with Arab American author Frank Gelat, author of the bilingual Arabic/English book of proverbs The Forbidden Heights (order your copy at www.forbiddenheights.com/main/book-buy)

This podcast also featured an interview (ft musical excerpts) with Egyptian American Opera singer Ashraf Sewailam who spoke about Opera in the Arab world and beyond.

Playlist at THIS LINK.



Sunday, August 14, 2016

Arabology 10.4 Podcast Spotlights Jordanian Musicians + Filmmakers

soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology104


Arabology 10.4 featured an amazing array of indie music from Jordan, along with exclusive interviews (mostly in English) with Jordanian musicians and Jordan-based filmmakers.
This episode was recorded in Amman, Jordan in July 2016 and aired in California on Thursday August 11, 2016.


Listen below or at soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology104



Playlist for Arabology 10.4 Thursday, 11 August 2016 11am - 2pm DJ: Dr. Ramzi Salti

1. Tareq Al Nasser (RUM Band)/ Ya Rouh/ Urdun
2. Natalie Saman/ Habbaytik Ana Amman/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun
3. Jadal/ Itha Ihna Rohna/ Malyoun
4. Interview with Muhammad Abdullah of El Morabba3/ Part 1
5. El Morabba3/ Ilham/ Taraf El Khait/ Universal
6. Interview with Muhammad Abdullah of El Morabba3/ Part 2
7. El Morabba3/ Shiber Maii Taraf El Khait/ Universal
8. Interview with Yarub Smarait/ Part 1
9. Yarub Smarait/ Balad Al Mahboub/ Ya Salam
10. Interview with Yarub Smarait/ Part 2
11. Yarub Smarait/ Before Sunday/ Single
12. Interview with Rami Rais/ Part 1
13. Fawda (ft Rami Rais)/ 3ayadat/ Single
14. Interview with Rami Rais/ Part 2
15. Interview with Linda Hejazi (In Arabic)
16. Linda Hejazi 3ala Hatet Eidak Single
17. Interview with Mohammad Tahboub
18. Mohammad Tahboub/ Saga/ Single
19. Interview with Hana Malhas
20. Hana Malhas/ Just a Dream/ Hana Malhas & the Overthinkers
21. Interview with Zeina Barhoum
22. Zeina Barhoum/ Lamma Bada Yatathanna/ El Cantara
23. Interview with Anas Khalf, Director of Driving to Zigzig Land and The Translator
24. Interview with Zain Duraie, Director of Horizon
25. Interview with Muhammad Khairy, Director of #Hashtag (View film here)
26. Ayloul/ Yawm/ Ayloul
27. Interview with Bassil Ghandour, Co-Writer/Producer of Oscar Nominated Film Theeb/Part 1
28. Jerry Lane/ Theeb's Theme/ Theeb Movie Soundtrack
29. Interview with Bassil Ghandour, Co-Writer/Producer of Oscar Nominated Film Theeb/Part 2
30. Jerry Lane/ Chase/ Theeb Movie Soundtrack
31. Interview with Faisal Attrache + Deema Dabis, Directors of From the Mountain
32. Interview with Deema Dabis, Director of The Sri Lankan and Shake
33. Interview with Natalie Seman
34. Natalie Saman/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Arabology 10.4 Podcast Spotlights Jordanian Musicians + Filmmakers

soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology104


Arabology 10.4 featured an amazing array of indie music from Jordan, along with exclusive interviews (mostly in English) with Jordanian musicians and Jordan-based filmmakers.
This episode was recorded in Amman, Jordan in July 2016 and aired in California on Thursday August 11, 2016.


Listen below or at soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology104



Playlist for Arabology 10.4 Thursday, 11 August 2016 11am - 2pm DJ: Dr. Ramzi Salti

1. Tareq Al Nasser (RUM Band)/ Ya Rouh/ Urdun
2. Natalie Saman/ Habbaytik Ana Amman/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun
3. Jadal/ Itha Ihna Rohna/ Malyoun
4. Interview with Muhammad Abdullah of El Morabba3/ Part 1
5. El Morabba3/ Ilham/ Taraf El Khait/ Universal
6. Interview with Muhammad Abdullah of El Morabba3/ Part 2
7. El Morabba3/ Shiber Maii Taraf El Khait/ Universal
8. Interview with Yarub Smarait/ Part 1
9. Yarub Smarait/ Balad Al Mahboub/ Ya Salam
10. Interview with Yarub Smarait/ Part 2
11. Yarub Smarait/ Before Sunday/ Single
12. Interview with Rami Rais/ Part 1
13. Fawda (ft Rami Rais)/ 3ayadat/ Single
14. Interview with Rami Rais/ Part 2
15. Interview with Linda Hejazi (In Arabic)
16. Linda Hejazi/ 3ala Hatet Eidak/ Single
17. Interview with Mohammad Tahboub
18. Mohammad Tahboub/ Saga/ Single
19. Interview with Hana Malhas
20. Hana Malhas/ Just a Dream/ Hana Malhas & the Overthinkers
21. Interview with Zeina Barhoum
22. Zeina Barhoum/ Lamma Bada Yatathanna/ El Cantara
23. Interview with Anas Khalf, Director of Driving to Zigzig Land and The Translator
24. Interview with Zain Duraie, Director of Horizon
25. Interview with Muhammad El-Khairy, Director of #Hashtag (View film here)
26. Ayloul/ Yawm/ Ayloul
27. Interview with Bassil Ghandour, Co-Writer/Producer of Oscar Nominated Film Theeb/Part 1
28. Jerry Lane/ Theeb's Theme/ Theeb Movie Soundtrack
29. Interview with Bassil Ghandour, Co-Writer/Producer of Oscar Nominated Film Theeb/Part 2
30. Jerry Lane/ Chase/ Theeb Movie Soundtrack
31. Interview with Faisal Attrache + Deema Dabis, Directors of From the Mountain
32. Interview with Deema Dabis, Director of The Sri Lankan and Shake
33. Interview with Natalie Seman
34. Natalie Saman/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun

Friday, March 25, 2016

Arabology 10.1 Podcast Features Various Musical Genres

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology101
Arabology kicked off its tenth season on March 23, 2016 with a special show that featured various genres in indie Arabic music from electronic, hip hop, and dub to jazz, ballads, remixes, and instrumentals.



Arabology is a radio program that is hosted by Dr. Ramzi Salti, Lecturer at Stanford University, showcasing music and other cultural productions from the Arab world. 'Arabology' airs on KZSU 90.1 FM and previous podcasts are available at this link.

Playlist for Arabology 23 March 2016 DJ: Ramzi S.
Artist/Track/Album/Label
1. Soapkills (Rawi Mossa)/Galbi/Rawi Mossa Remix/Zeid Hamdan
2. Fairuz/ Akher Ayyam (Weela Remix/ Weela Rahbani/Weela
3. Zebda The Spy from Cairo/ Taksim Square/ Arabadub/ Wonderwheel Recordings
4. Apo and the Apostles/ Lina/ Under the Zeitun Tree/ Chimichanga Records
5. Janan/ La7za/ Single/ Janan
6. Zaid Bawab ft Jeena Haddadin/ Habib El Rouh/ Single/Bawab and Gus Kahn
7. Badiaa Bouhrizi (Neyssatou)/ Interlude/ NA
8. Didi and the Jempress/ Feen Nelqak/ Diapazone/ Idris Nadi
9. 3xoj (Othmane Jmad)/ Lawrence of Arabia (ft Asmahan)/ Diapazone/ Othman Jmad
10. Zaou (Maher Zaouali)/ Ya Msafir Wahdak Remix/NA
11. City of Djinn/ Insan Haywan/ Ether and Red Sulphur/ Somnimage
12. AlBsmeh Al3rbieh/ Malleyt/ Single/NA
13. Alhajez (Ahmed Hegazi)/Bayan/ Single/Rahal Beats
14. Naima Shalhoub/ Qaddouka Al Mayyas/ Live in SF County Jail/ Naima Shalhoub
15. Tarabband/ Misteniyak/ Ashofak Baden/ Kap Syd
16. Yarub Smarait/ Balad Al Mahboub / Ya Salam/ Yarub Smeirat
17. Mohamed Najem/ Hal Asmar El Loun/ Floor No 4/ DARNA
18. Tarek Yamani/ Ah Ya Zein (Afro Dabke Style)/ Lisan Al Tarab: Jazz Conceptions in Classical Arabic/ Edict Records
19. Ibrahim Maalouf/ Alf leila wa Leila / Kalhoum/M'ister Productions
20. Rahim Alhaj/ The Loving Mother/ Infinite Hope/UP Music






Monday, February 1, 2016

Top 20 (Alternative) Arabic Songs of 2015 Spotlighted on Arabology

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/top2016
The Jan 29, 2015 episode of 'Arabology' counted down the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs by some of the Arab world's most groundbreaking musicians in 2015.  You can download or listen to the podcast below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/top2016



Here is the playlist from the show beginning with number 20 and ending with the number 1 song for 2015:


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Nov 20 'Arabology' Podcast ft Arabic Ballads, Instrumentals, Jazz and Sufi Music

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology913

Arabology 9.13 aired on November 20, 2015 and was hosted by Dr. Ramzi Salti along with co-host Ahmed Hashem.  The episode featured indie Arabic Ballads, Instrumentals, Jazz and Sufi Music. Listen/Download the podcast below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology913


Playlist for Arabology (Artist/Track/Album)
1. Hawa Dafi/Faragh (Space)/Our Story (Qissitna)
2. Abdulrahman Mohammed + Mohab Omer/Peace (Salam)/Single
3. Bachar Mar Khalife/ Ya Balad /Ya Balad
4. Tareq Yamani/ Lamma Bada Yatathanna/ Lisan Al Tarab: Jazz Conceptions in Classical Music
5. Zig Zag & Maestrix/ Ya Tayr/ Single
6. Mawlay Ensemble/ Firaq Mahtoum/Live
7. Asim Gorashi/ Al Qubba/ Single
8. Mahmoud Badrawy/ 7afi w 7or/Single
9. Youssra El Hawari/ El Soor/ Single
10. Janan/ El 3esh2 7ala/ Single
11. Yarub Smeirat/ Balad Al Mahboub/ Ya Salam
12. Sharaka Ensemble/ Never Again/ Never Again
13. Mohamed Najem/ Hal Asmar El-Loun/ Floor No. 4
14. Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra/ Bousa/ Blues For Tahrir
15. Gadour L'Artistou Feat. Bilal RJ/ La Reponse/ Single
16. NO Blues/ Imta / Oh Yeah Habibi
17. Ahmet Baglama/ Slave of Wishes/ Single
18. Hawa Dafi/ Undefined (Majhoul)/Our Story (Qissitna)
19. Tinariwen/ Sawt El-Wahuch (le Chant Des Fauves)/Ishumar

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dr. Ramzi Salti Interviewed on AATV

Watch the video at https://youtu.be/VMgvU0Kaxqk

Dr. Ramzi Salti, Lecturer at Stanford + Radio Host of 'Arabology' on KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM, was recently interviewed by Suad Asfour (AATV) about his teaching, his publications and his radio show.  The taping took place on July 14, 2015 at the ABC TV News/CreaTV  Building in San Jose, California.

You can watch the video below or at https://youtu.be/VMgvU0Kaxqk









Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Santa Cruz Arabic Music Week



Check out this amazing event which is coming up on July 19-25 at Pleasure Point FDC in Santa Cruz, CA. Registration form and detailed schedule at THIS LINK.

This is a weeklong celebration of Arabic Music with instruction, workshops, performances in Arabic singing, instrumental music, percussion, and even a bit of dance. Instructors this year include Antoine Lammam for percussion, Elias Lammam, voice, maqam theory, ensemble, Arabic music history and subgenres, rhythms, improvisation and taqsim, Sarah Michael, assistant music director, Janelle Rodriguez, oriental dance, Carolé Acuña, flamenco, and Tina Enheduanna, oriental dance.

This year there will be two phases of the week-long event: a two-day Bootcamp for musicians new to Arabic music (less than 3 years experience) on July 19-20; and a four-day intensive for more advanced students of Arabic music. The week will end with an evening of performances for family, friends and the public. There will be additional performance opportunities in the evenings throughout the week.

Instruments: traditional Arabic instruments such as qanun, oud, riqq, rebab, etc., as well as traditional Western instruments: accordion, violin, bass, guitar & other strings, woodwinds, brass instruments, and keyboard; percussion instruments such as riqq (tambourine), tabla/doumbek, and various frame drums.

July 19-20: Intensive immersion program for musicians, drummers & singers who are new to Arabic music.
July 19 from 1-5 pm: Dancer-friendly overview of Arabic music including: learn to sing your first Arabic song, percussion, history, famous figures in Arabic music, & more.

July 21-25: A wide variety of classes in Arabic music, percussion & singing at a more advanced level.
Percussion-only track also available, afternoons from July 19-25. See registration form for details.

July 24: The participant ensemble will perform live music with dance performances by our dance faculty & workshop participants.

July 25: Full concert by the participant ensemble and our instructors (myself, Tony Lammam and Sarah Michael).

Both of the shows on July 24-25 are open to the public. Tickets just $5 adv or $10 at the door.

Evening Dance Program: Dance workshops with

Janelle Rodriguez, July 20-21,
Carole Acuna, Flamenco, July 22
Tina Enheduanna, July 23

Join the FB event page for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1603223289894322/

Check out some new videos of our instructors on our Youtube channel at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHYPKpehgeOX_32f_0NyaHw/videos?flow=grid&view=0&sort=p




Friday, January 24, 2014

Jan 23 Podcast Spotlights New Arabic Versions of Classic Songs

Dr. Ramzi Salti hosts 'Arabology'
The Jan 23, 2014 Arabology Podcast spotlights spotlights Arabic versions of Western songs and new, revamped versions of old Arabic classics.

You can listen to the podcast below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s7-episode-2-classic



Below is the playlist for Arabology Thurs, 23 Jan 2014 4-6 pm DJ: Ramzi S
Each song in followed by the name of the artist who originally recorded that song.

ARABIC VERSIONS OF WESTERN SONGS
1. Rachid Taha/ Now Or Never/ Zoom/ Naive [Elvis Presley]
2. Mashrou' Leila/ Ghadan Yawmon Afda/ Mashrou' Leila [The Gorillaz]
3. Sofia Marikh/ Tahwak/ Tahwak/ Rotana [Barbra Streisand]
4. Mariem Labidi/ La Ma Twade3nish/ Labidi [Jacques Brel]
5. Faudel/ Bambino/ Bled Memory/ Mercury (France) [Dalida]
6. Ramy Ayash & Abir Nehme/ Belaaks/ Riachi [Lila Downs, Cake]
7. Jowan Safadi + Samak/ Mahbalni/ Safadi [Nirvana]

NEW VERSIONS OF ARABIC CLASSICS
8. Jadal/ Al-Tobah/ Arabic Rocks/ Forward Music [Abdel Halim Hafez]
9. Khalas/ Ala Remshi/ Arabic Rock Orchestra/ Zidani [Wadi El Safi]
10. Omar Offendum/ Finjan/ Syrianamericana/ Cosher Ink, Llc [Abdel Halim Hafez]
11. Tania Saleh/ Tmanta'sh Moulaya/ Wehde/ Forward Music [Samira Tawfiq]
12. Heba Al Mansoury and Zeid Hamdan/ Ahwak/ Lebanese Underground [Fairuz]
13. Yasmine Hamdan/ La Mouch/ Ya Nass/ Crammed Discs [M. Abdel Wahab]
14. Darine Hamze/ Ya Zahratan Fi Khayali/ Beirut Hotel/ Lfp Pelléas [M. Abdel Wahab]
15. Dany Baladi/ Ya Jarata/ Zeid Hamdan [Nazim El Ghazali]
16. Watcha Clan/ Osfour/ Rough Guide Mediterranean/ WMN [Oumeima El Khalil]
17. Mohamed Zohair Ammar/ Ya habibi Taala/ MZA [Asmahan]
18. NO Blues/ Rageen Rambling/ Ya Dunya/ Continental Record Services [Fairuz]
19. Darine Hamze/ Saat Saat/ Beirut Hotel/ Lfp Pelléas [Sabah]
20. Maryam Saleh & Zeid Hamdan/ Nixon/ Single/ Lebanese Underground [Sheikh Imam]



'Arabology' is a weekly radio program, currently in its seventh season, which airs on KZSU 90.1 FM (San Francisco bay area). It is hosted by Dr. Ramzi Salti, Lecturer at Stanford University, who showcases and discusses (mostly alternative) Arabic music, along with interviews + commentary in English. Previous Podcasts at soundcloud.com/arabology/sets

* Arabology Blog: author32.blogspot.com
* Arabology on Facebook: facebook.com/arabology
* Arabology on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/author30
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* Arabology Contact: author30@gmail.com



Sunday, January 19, 2014

7th Season 'Arabology' Debut Showcases Arabic Musical Genres

The 7th Season premiere episode of 'Arabology' (aired Jan 16, 2014) showcases and discusses different musical genres that are emerging from the Arab world, including but not limited to Arabic Rock, gorgeous ballads, Arabic Hip Hop, Electro Shaabi + Sufi music, songs and poetry (along with English translations),




Playlist for Arabology Thurs, 16 January 2014 4-6 pm DJ: Ramzi S.
Artist/Track/Album/Label

1. Mike Massy/ Ya Zaman/ Ya Zaman/ Falak Productions
2. Jam3 Tkseer/ Qaseeda shrera/ Ghanni 3n al Ta3reef/ Ghanni.net

3. Jadal/ El Makina/ El Makina/ Mahmoud Radaideh
4. Khalas/ Ghana Al Hawa/ Arabic Rock Orchestra/ Zidani
5. Akher Zapheer/ Akherto Lahen Hazeen/ Counter Culture/ Eka3

6. Lena Chamamyan/ Henna Wa-Zahr/ Qanun/ Ghazl El Banat/ Lena Chamamyan/Self
7. Sharq/ 3ajibtu minka wa minni (Al Hallaj) /Sharq/ Sharq
8. Mohamed Abozekry and Heejaz/ Sur La Route/ Chaos/ Neonovo
9. Karim Baggili, Karim + Le Trio Joubran/ Kalimaat/ Kali City/ Homerecords.be
10. Abdulrahman Mohammad/ Asabaki 3ishq/ Single/ Self
11. Ensemble Ibn Arabi/ Salabat Laila Minni// Arabo-Andalusian Sufi Songs/ Long Distance France

12. Tania Kassis/ La Cumparsita/Aatini El Naya/ Live at l'Olympia/ Tania Kassis

13. Hello, Psychaleppo/ Tobayabooya/ Gool L'Ah/ Samer Saem Eldahr
14. Sadat & Alaa Fifty Cent / The Release/ Generation Bass/ Six Degree Records
15. Aziz Maraka/ Bahki Lahali (Live)/ Master Copy/ Cd Baby
16. Karima Nayt/ Binti/ Quoi D'Autre?/ Ajabu!

17. Tania Saleh/ Arefti Ayya Style/ Live At DRM/ Forward Music
18. Rasha Rizk & Ibrahim Suleimany/ Ya Rait/ Baytna/ Itar Shameh

19. Edd Abbas, Lipos,Elepheel/ Moul7aq/ Tripnol/ Edd Abbas/Lipos/Elepheel
20. Arabian Knightz/ Arab/ Uknighted State Of Arabia/ Arabian Knightz
21. Baselio Raw Young Caesar ft Oumima/ Eli Bbali/ Baselio Raw/ NA

22. Khaled Aljaramani/ Farah/ Athar/Impression/ Institut Du Monde Arabe & Harmonia Mundi

'Arabology' is a weekly radio program, currently in its seventh season, which airs on KZSU 90.1 FM (San Francisco bay area). It is hosted by Dr. Ramzi Salti, Lecturer at Stanford University, who showcases and discusses (mostly alternative) Arabic music, along with interviews + commentary in English. Previous Podcasts atsoundcloud.com/arabology/sets

* Arabology Blog: author32.blogspot.com
* Arabology on Facebook: facebook.com/arabology
* Arabology on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/author30
* Arabology on Soundcloud: @arabology
* Arabology Contact: author30@gmail.com

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