Showing posts with label Concert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Concert. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Arabology Interviews 'The Arab Sinatra' Omar Kamal (November 2019)

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/omarkamal2019

Stanford Lecturer + Arabology Radio Host Dr. Ramzi Salti interviews 'The Arab Sinatra' Omar Kamal about his new album "Show Me the Light" as well his upcoming show at the Aldwych Theatre in London on 24th November (supported by Abu Dhabi Festival). Tickets at www.nederlander.co.uk/whats-on/omar-kamal

Listen below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/omarkamal2019



This interview includes the following song excerpts from Omar Kamal's new album "Show Me The Light" ℗© 2019 Estuana Records:

1. Ya Ana Ya Ana (3:32)
2. Wicked Dreams (9:36)
3. Atyaf El Leil (15:01)
4. Um Kulthoum Swings (22:53)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Stanford Middle East Ensemble Concert at SMF Ft Intro by Ramzi Salti

Watch video at https://youtu.be/1e33HjInu5Q

You can now watch the complete concert by the Stanford Middle East Ensemble at the Stanford MENA Forum 2019 below or at https://youtu.be/1e33HjInu5Q


This concert was part of the Stanford MENA Forum's Cultural Segment which was hosted by Stanford Lecturer + Arabology radio host Dr. Ramzi Salti on March 9, 2019.



The performance included this Set list:

Alf Laylah Wa Laylah muqqadima 
Nassam Alayna 
Semai Shadd Araban 
Lissa Fakir 
Hicaz Mandira 
Ya Rayeh 
Shiddu Il Himmeh 
3ajam medley: Zuruni / Til3it Ya Mahla Nourha / Tal'aa Min Beit Abouha

Sunday, March 3, 2019

47Soul in Concert in San Francisco on March 13 (Promo ft El Far3i)


Don't miss 47Soul live in concert at Slim's in San Francisco on March 13, 2019 at 8 pm PST.  For info and tickets, please go to THIS LINK.

Here is an excerpt from my forthcoming Arabology interview with 47Soul band member Tareq Abu Kwaik (El Far3i) in which he discusses the group and promotes the upcoming concert at Slim's in San Francisco (listen below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/47soulsfpromo)



47SOUL is an Electro Arabic Dabke (Shamstep) band formed in Amman Jordan in 2013.


The current lineup includes: Z the People (vocals & synths) El Far3i (darbouka, Mc/Vocals) Walaa Sbeit (percussion, Mc/vocals) El Jehaz (guitar & vocals).

For tickets to the San Francisco concert on March 13, 2019 please go to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/47soul-slims-tickets-55540759908

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Emel Mathlouthi Wows San Francisco (2017)

Emel Mathlouthi at Cafe du Nord, SF on May 16, 2017
Legendary Tunisian singer/songwriter/producer Emel Mathlouthi, whose early songs served as the soundtrack to the Tunisian Revolution and the Arab Spring, performed to a full crowd at San Francisco's Cafe du Nord on May 16, 2017.  The evening was one to remember for a long time to come.

Although this one-night only bay area performance mainly served to promote Emel's latest CD, titled Ensen, the performer did not shy away from singing some of her older hits, including her legendary song "Kelmti Horra"--a performance that brought the house down.


But perhaps the highlight of the evening was the impromptu songs that Emel sang with the audience which seemed quite content to sing along--even in Arabic--while demandeing encore after encore.  One of those priceless moments was captured in the video below where the Tunisian songstress, deluged by requests for more songs, was happy to oblige.

Video Highlights from Emel Mathlouthi's SF Concert: https://youtu.be/5k6mOxc1_kQ



The day following her SF concert, Emel performed in LA--the last stop on her US tour.




Sunday, April 30, 2017

Emel Mathlouthi to Perform in San Francisco on May 16, 2017

Emel Mathlouthi will perform in San Francisco on May 16, 2017

If there is one concert that San Franciscans cannot afford to miss this year, it is Emel Mathlouthi's performance at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 8 pm (doors open at 7 pm). Make sure you get your tickets at this link.

This one-night only San Francisco concert is part of Mathlouthi's world tour as she promotes her critically acclaimed new album Ensen (for other places click here).  It also marks her first return to the bay area since her unforgettable concert at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall in October 2016.

Tunisian prominent Singer/Songwriter Emel second album Ensen was produced by her own record label “Little Human Records” and released on Partisan Records on 24 February 2017.  This much anticipated album wowed critics and audiences worldwide--not an easy feat considering the fact that Emel’s first album, Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free) is considered as "The Voice of the Tunisian Revolution." On Ensen, she’s merged to a style that’s even more uniquely her own, combining organic and electronic sounds to produce a record that will appeal to any lover of innovative and heartfelt music.



Below are some of Emel Mathlouthi's most memorable performances, including short clips from her Stanford concert in October 2016:


Emel Mathlouthi at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.  Click CC for English subtitles):

Highlights from Emel Mathouthi's 2 Performances at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall in October 2016 (Unlisted Video):

Emel Mathlouthi's Lunch talk with Dr. Ramzi Salti at Stanford's Markaz Recource Center (Oct 2016):

Emel Mathlouthi's Video Clip for her song "Ensen Dhaif (Human, Helpless Human)"


Remember to purchase your tickets for Emel Mathlouthi's May 16, 2017 San Francisco Concert at THIS LINK.  See you there!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Emel Mathlouthi Touring the US in October




Tunisian singing legend Emel Mathlouthi, whose music has been credited for fueling the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions, will be performing at the following venues in the US this October:

Sept 25th & 26th: Globaquerque Festival, Albuquerque, New mexico
Oct 1st: Skirball Center, Los Angeles, California
Oct 12th: National Sawdust, Brooklyn, New York
Oct 16th: Herbst Theatre, San Fransisco, California
Oct 29th: Stewart Theatre, Raleigh, North Carolina

Emel Mathlouthi kindly granted Arabology radio host Dr. Ramzi Salti an interview which you can hear below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/emelmathlouthi


About Emel Mathlouthi:
In 2007, the Tunisian singer, guitarist, and composer, Emel Mathlouthi, fled the home country that banned her songs and moved to France. There, she further developed a repertoire that vented a yearning for freedom. With lyrics provided by Amin El Ghozzi, she wrote and performed "Kelmti Horra" ("My World Is Free"), which ultimately went viral on social media and became an anthem of the 2010 Arab Spring.

Mathlouthi sings mainly in classical Arabic or Tunisian dialects. Her self-produced album marries a lyrical purity of voice with western strings, Maghrebi percussion and electronica. On her debut album, she inhabits, and makes her own, elements from rock and folk, fado and flamenco, Celtic and Tzigane, north African gnawa and rai.

Born in 1982, she admired her father's collection of vintage protest songs, from Bob Dylan to Victor Jara. And she was captivated by the free expression of blind Egyptian troubadour, Sheikh Imam. After studying graphic design at Tunis University, she discovered the release and rebellion of rock and hasn't looked back.

"I never dreamed that my songs would be sung on the streets," she says. "For more than 50 years, we have been ruled by dictators. We aren't used to deciding for ourselves... but the revolution is not finished."

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Aswat Presents Aleppo Alive Concert



Aswat’s Qudud Halabiyyah concert is directed by Fathi Aljarah and will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm at McKenna Theatre at San Francisco State University (SFSU).  Tickets are available online and at the door

“Aleppo Alive” will consist of a “Wasleh”, a suite of songs and instrumental pieces in the Aleppine tradition, which is threatened existentially by the current civil war in Syria. It is a concert borne of a sentiment to help save the endangered musical heritage of Syria – especially of Aleppo, a historically significant centuries-old artistic hub of civilizations. Since Zawaya’s mandate is to preserve, present, and promote Arab music, at no point in time is this mandate more relevant than the present with Aleppo’s ongoing destruction.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Aswat: Tribute Concert to Umm Kulthum & Fairuz



This Spring, Zawaya brings you Aswat, the Bay Area’s Premier Arab Music Ensemble, in a concert celebrating the first ladies of Arab music: Umm Kulthum of Egypt and Fairuz of Lebanon فيروزيات و كلثوميات

The concert will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM at San Mateo College Theatre, located at 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd. in San Mateo, CA 94402.

Ticket sales will commence mid-February on brownpapertickets.com

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

Listen to this episode at  https://soundcloud.com/arabology/top2018 The latest episode of the popular radio show Arabology , which air...