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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Musician/Singer Jowan Safadi Detained by Jordanian Police

Jowan Safadi

Jowan Safadi, whose new album Namroud has been hailed as both controversial and creative, was detained yesterday at the Police department of "Abdali" in Amman. He is accused of "insulting religion" during his concert last Wednesday in Amman. Jowan was set to present his Accoustic Show Live @ The Rainbow, Amman (Jordan) on Saturday Dec 1, 2012 at 8pm (see poster below then read on).


According the Eka3 Facebook Page, Jowan Safadi was imprisoned in the "Jowayda" in Jordan.  Several msuicians have rushed to Jowan Safadi's arrest including Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi and Palestinian singer Rim Banna (see screen captures below and keep reading on).  (update on Dec 4: He was released the next day).




Jowan Safadi is originally from Nazareth but now lives in Haifa and produces alternative/experimental Arabic music with various influences. For 8 years, he was part of the band “Lenses” as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. 'Lenses' was an alternative hafla-rock band that split up in late 2007 after having recorded and released three studio albums.

Jowan Safadi in an experimental singer whose songs, in Arabic, have broached issues ranging from political corruption to hypocricy in religion. You can listen to some of his songs on Reverbnation at this link or check out his Facebook page at this link.

Jowan Safadi has many video clips featured on his YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/lenzez
Here are some video clips by Jowan Safadi that are considered 'controversial':

This video clip is titled يا حرام الكفار and talks about atheists/non-believers:
http://youtu.be/w1UVUgxTM9o

The clip below is titled جوان صفدي - موال المايكروتشيب Jowan Safadi - The Microchip Song.  The clip is available at this link and has English subtitles:
http://youtu.be/RXqLuaUocxc

Here is a video clip of Jowan Safadi in concert with Hala Amdan:
http://youtu.be/QWC10Y7HggY

Here is a video clip of Jowan Safadi in concert with Haya Za3atra:
http://youtu.be/YuECY8QhMYI

Here is Jowan Safadi's new album Namroud followed by samples from the CD:



For more on Jowan Safadi:

*  Article in Arabic about Jowan Safadi's arrest:  See THIS LINK

*  Jowan Safadi's Facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%AF%D9%8A-jowan-safadi/37249545971

*  Jowan Safadi on Reverbnation:
http://www.reverbnation.com/jowansafadi%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%AF%D9%8A

* Jowan Safadi's YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/lenzez

* Facebook Page to Free Jowan Safadi: https://www.facebook.com/FreeJowan

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