Showing posts with label Beirut. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beirut. Show all posts

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Video of Ramzi Salti's Talk about Lebanese Music (Sijal Institue, Aug 2020) Now Available

Video at https://youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM; artwork by Tamer Al Ahmar

The video recording of Dr. Ramzi Salti's Aug 13 talk about the way in which certain Lebanese songs/musicians can empower/heal us during these catastrophic times is now available online.  You can watch below or at youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM



To watch the video, please go to: https://youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM

Title: Tribute to Lebanese Music from Fairuz to Mashrou Leila

Description: For years, certain Lebanese indie/alternative musicians have attempted to broach themes of socio-economic injustice, corruption, and politics in their work--a prophetic fact that may have much to inform recent events in Lebanon where the capital has been rocked by one of the most violent tragedies in recent memory. By showcasing some of Beirut's most talented indie/alternative musicians, the aim of this talk is remind us of the role that music can play in helping us heal and rebuild the country.

Info: This audio-visual lecture by was recorded by Zoom on Thursday, August 13, 2020 and was presented in conjunction with Sijal Institute in Amman, Jordan. No images/names of attendees appear in this video except where a participant has granted permission. 

List of highlighted songs and Musicians (click on time below to move to that section):
  • 00:00 Introduction by Katy W. of Sijal Institute (Amman, Jordan) 
  • 02:19 Introduction by Ramzi Salti 
  • 13:33 Fairuz: Ya Hawa Beirut 
  • 15:42 Talia Lahoud: Li-Beirut 
  • 18:38 Yasmine Hamadan 
  • 21:52 Mashrou Leila 
  • 24:58 Tania Saleh 
  • 29:46 Zeid Hamdan 
  • 35:40 Mike Massy 
  • 38:23 Tania Kassis 
  • 41:31 Fareeq El Atrash 
  • 43:59 Naima Shalhoub 
  • 46:00 Discussion: Helping Lebanon (includes donation sites)
  • 54:24 Q and A Session
Artwork by Jordanian artist Tamer Al Ahmar: Click here for his Insta Page
Sijal Institute Website: Sijal Website

To watch the video , go to this link: https://youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

'Beirut Prints' presents "100 Photographs From Beirut"

Video at http://youtu.be/2IXQXVxeGbM

BEIRUT PRINTS brings together a group of Lebanese photographers in addition to a few photographers of other nationalities to present works on the seemingly simple idea: reveal the other faces of Beirut. This city can sometimes be violent and war-ridden, flaunt provocative singers and dubious politicians. But it is also a lovely place to live in, full of stories and nooks… And through the medium of photography, BEIRUT PRINTS has found works and hence photographers who do just that: reveal the bright and dark side of Beirut, its poetry, mysteries and ordinary things.

The journey began in 2011 with eight photographers: Eye Clot, Tony Elieh, David Hury, Mazen Jannoun, Ghadi Smat, Tanya Traboulsi, Toni Yammine and Lara Zankoul. Since March 2012, Laurent Denimal, Nadine Track, Christophe Rigaud, George Haddad, Kassim Dabaji, Melkan Bassil, Tania Shoukair, Rayya Haddad, Mikkita Kouta and Fred Willem have joined us. And many more will follow...

BEIRUT PRINTS works to challenge the perceptions people have of Beirut. Taking photographs of the city may not seem the obvious way to take, but sometimes images can go a long way towards change. This project also aims to encourage rising and talented photographers working in Beirut through providing greater exposure for their work and paying royalties.
For more info, visit the 'Beirut Prints' web site at http://www.beirutprints.com/ 
On Facebook, you can find Beirut Prints at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beirut-Prints
YouTube video at http://youtu.be/2IXQXVxeGbM


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

'Bi Beirut' Video Clip by Mike Massy

'Bi Beirut' is a music video by Mike Massy that shows the flaming flairs that Beirut holds within. It is being used to promote the Beirut Marathon.

The words Mike Massy utters "Bi Beirut fi kel chi, fi raked fi machi" [In Beirut there is everything, there is walking and there is running] hold more meaning than the obvious. By "machi" the lyric doesn't just refer to walking but the placidity of nothingness that connects us all. A video full of hidden and obvious messages, a video that makes the spirit dance. 



See http://youtu.be/RXM6VqL8kKc

Lyrics by: Mike Massy, BMA TEAM, Sana Iskandar.
Music and Arrangements: Mike Massy
Musicians:
Vocals: Mike Massy
Drums: Jad Feitrouni
Bass: Rany Battikh
Guitars: Bassem Deaibess
Qanûn: Ghassan Sahhab
Editing and Maquette: Elie Kallab
Recorded and Mixed by Karim Noujaim in collaboration with PHOENIKIA studios.
Mastering engineer: Simon Laham at CRAFTLAB Mastering.
Mike Massy's Media Consultancy: Sana Iskandar.
Video Clip Director: Gigi Roccati
Video Clip Concept: Beirut Marathon Association Team
Video Clip Production: Scratch Productions


Monday, May 14, 2012

Yasmine Hamdan to Release New Album on May 21, 2012

Yasmine Hamdan's new self-titled album will be released on May 21 ( Kwaidan records/ Idol)

Here is a song from the album titled Beirut:




Lyrics: 

بيروت
شرب العرق
شرب العرق
لعب الورق
خيل السبق
صيد الحمام
رسمال بيروت

لبس الغوى
شم الهوى
اكل الهوى
شاغل عقول
سكان بيروت

بيروت
زهرة من غير أوانها
بيروت
محلاها ومحلا زمانها
بيروت
يا حينها وياضيعانها
تدبل

ما في عمل
ما في امل
برك الجمل
ركب النحس
تجار بيروت

الغندرة
والفنغرة
والبهورة
كتر البطر 
هالك بيروت


Beirut
Arak drinkin'
Card playin'
Race Horse cheerin'

Pigeon huntin'

The essence of Beirut
Seduction crowd

Cruisin' around
Foolin' about

Tis' all there is on the minds
Of the citizens of Beirut
Beirut
 A flower off its terrain
Beirut
Oh her beauty, her good old days
Beirut

That dire end, all a waste

Withering
All unemployed
Hopeless, ruined and Rusted
Jinxed and accursed
Those dealers of Beirut
Oh the Strutting
That fancy livin'
Excess of splurging
Exploded vanity
Smothering Beirut

Kwaidan Records - Pre-order Yasmine Hamdan on iTunes
FR : http://bit.ly/yasminehamdan
US : http://bit.ly/itunes-US-yasminehamdan

http://www.yasminehamdan.com
http://on.fb.me/yasminehamdanmusic
https://twitter.com/yashamdan

Lyrics: Omar el Zenni
Music: Kevin Seddiki / Yasmine Hamdan
produced by Marc Collin / Kwaidan records

Director : Antonin Fourlon
(c) 2012 Contrejour Films - Kwaidan Records

Listen to the album on Deezer : http://bit.ly/deezer-yasmine

Special thanks: Nadim Asfar - Satellite my love Production, Alain Dib, Maxime Setzer, Mamali Shafah, Rafic Majzoub

Album France : "Yasmine Hamdan" -
Digital release april 23th ( Kwaidan records/ Idol)
Physical release april 23th ( Kwaidan records/ Idol)
http://bit.ly/kwaidanrecords


Follow @YasHamdan @Kwaidan_recordshttp://kwaidanrecords.net/artists/yasmine-hamdan on Twitter!

Ramzi Salti's Arabology Radio Show Counts Down Top 20 Indie Arabic Songs of 2018

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