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

Thursday, February 25, 2021

JadaL Releases New Rock Cover of Dalida's "Helwa Ya Baladi"


Jordanian Arabic Rock band JadaL, which was formed in 2003 by Composer/Music Producer/Guitarist Mahmoud Radaideh, has just released a new single that revives one of Dalida's most celebrated songs "Helwa Ya Baladi" but with a rock twist. The project/song carries the name of JADALIDA (Jadal+ Dalida) and is available below on YouTube at https://youtu.be/_bQBGeFmsc8


The original song, recorded by Dalida back in the 1970's, can be viewed below or at https://youtu.be/RT37BZ6VjYw



Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Ramzi Salti Interviews +Aziz of Kuwaisiana (Arabology Online, December 2020)

Watch this interview at https://youtu.be/Dd-qunnCnC0

JUST RELEASED:  Stanford Lecturer + Arabology host Dr. Ramzi Salti interviews multi-talented Kuwaiti musician +Aziz of Kuwaisiana, a groundbreaking band that fuses alternative Arab/Khaleeji rock with New Orleanian jazz, funk and more. This audio-visual interview was recorded in December 2020 and spotlights the band's amazing new music video ' Bara7a (براحة)' and upcoming EP Chapter 2.

Watch the interview below or at https://youtu.be/Dd-qunnCnC0


About Kuwaisiana:
While there is a spectrum of alternative Arabic music being made today across the Middle East, Kuwaisiana’s sound explores new territory for the Khaleeji dialect (the culture associated with the Arabian Peninsula), which is typically more closed off and protective of its symbols. ⚡ The result is a unique twist to what “Alternative Arab Rock” or a “New Orleans band” can sound like and a highly imaginative journey for listeners. 

Working in Arabic and English, Kuwaisiana is a full-bodied band producing a danceable, dynamic sound that draws on world music and indie rock. Led by Kuwaiti singer-songwriter +Aziz, the 6-piece blends funk, rock, ska with New Orleanian jazz, adding a unique twist to what Indie Arab Rock can sound like. Their followup is scheduled to be released on January 15, 2021.

Current Band Members of Kuwaisiana: +Aziz - vocals/guitar 🇰🇼 Matthieu - Drums 🇫🇷 Sam Levine - Bass 🇺🇲 Dehan Elçin - Trumpet 🇹🇷 Nick Ferreirae - Sax 🇺🇲 Patrick Driscoll - Hand percussion 🇺🇲

Lyrically, +Aziz explores the cultures he knows so well through his metaphor-rich lyrics, which sustain a tension between conversational and a more evocative, poetic perspective. Kuwaisiana is making progress at a time when so much of the world is in flux. Pre-order the EP at link below (to be released on January 15, 2021).

About Kuwaisian's upcoming album (pre-order here)
Born out of +Aziz’s desire to explore parallels between American and Khaleeji cultures, Chapter 2 is his band’s followup EP to Chapter 1, which was released through Universal Music MENA. This new 22-minute EP deepens the band’s exploration of the day-to-day experiences of Arab-American youth and the evolving viewpoints of Khaleejis living in the Arabian Peninsula. It will be self-released on Bandcamp on January 15, 2021 and then published to streaming platforms.

✔️ Official music video for Bara7a (براحة) by Kuwaisiana: https://youtu.be/qXhzKq7syhQ 
✔️ Pre-Order Chapter 2 on Bandcamp: https://kuwaisiana.bandcamp.com/album/chapter-2 
✔️ All Lyrics & Translations: http://www.kuwaisiana.com/lyrics 
To support/follow Kuwaisisana: 
✔️ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/plusaziz 
✔️ Website: https://kuwaisiana.com/ 
✔️ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/plusaziz 
✔️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/kuwaisiana 
✔️ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kuwaisiana/ 
✔️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kuwaisiana 
✔️ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3qmZuO0 
✔️ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/plusaziz/kws-bara7a 

Watch Dr. Salti's interview interview with +Aziz below or at https://youtu.be/Dd-qunnCnC0




Monday, November 18, 2019

Arabology Interviews Jordanian Indie-Rock Band Ayloul

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

This interview recorded in Amman, Jordan on August 31, 2019 and aired on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University) on November 17, 2019.

Stanford Lecturer + Arabology radio host Dr. Ramzi Salti interviews Ayloul band members Ra'ad Tabari and Yosour Al-Zou'bi about their groundbreaking new album "Salute to Al-Ghor" سلّم عالغور and the band's musical journey through the years.



Interview includes these song excerpts:
1. Nazel Al Ghor نازل عالغور at 0:00-1:26
2. Lahn Baseet لحن بسيط at 5:59-7:34
3. Yawm يوم at 9:24-10:24
4. Bahr Mayyet بحر ميت at 13:19-15:04
5. Mawj موج (Ft Mohammad Abdullah) at 20:43-23:41

Ayloul in Copenhagen

Ayloul - meaning "September" - is a Jordanian band formed in 2013, with members from Irbid. They're known for mixing indie-rock sounds with traditional Arabic ones to form a unique, dynamic style. Their lyrics communicate their take on social-political issues occurring around the region.


Band Members:
- Lead guitar/ Vocal : Ra'ed Al-Tabari
- Guitar/ Vocal : Mounif Zghoul
- Keyboard : Ma'in Mheidat
- Violin : Yosour Al Zou'bi
- Bass Guitar : Abdel Fattah Terawee
- Drums: Hayyan Juqqa
For more info about Ayloul:
Website: ayloulband.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/AyloulBand
Instagram: www.instagram.com/AyloulBand
Soundcloud: @ayloul
Support the band: umusicmena.lnk.to/SalutetoAlGhorAyloul

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Interview with Abed Hathout of 'Khalas' Band

Abed Hathout (left) with DJ Ramzi at KZSU 90.1 FM

My interview with 'Khalas' guitarist Abed Hathout, conducted on May 8, 2014 at Stanford University. Includes music and interview.  Listen below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/interview-with-abed-hathout-of-khalas-band



'Khalas' is a Palestinian band from Israel that inoculates sensual Arabic beats and lyrics with aggressive metal riffs. The band members are influenced by AC/DC, System of a down, Black Sabbath, etc… and use their unique sounds to revive and adapt classics from the Arab world by such legends as Muhammad Abdelwahab, Farid El Atrache, Om Kolthum and Asmahan.
For more info about the band see khalas.net

Ramzi Salti's Talk: Healing through Lebanese Music (EPIC Fellows, Stanford Global Studies, September 2020)

Watch full talk at https://youtu.be/LzAaUrZEq8k This audio-visual talk by Stanford Lecturer + Arabology program host Dr. Ramzi Salti was pre...