Showing posts with label DAM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DAM. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Ramzi's Salti's PowerPoint Presentation: Music of the Arab Spring (English)

Dr. Ramzi Salti's PowerPoint Presentation about the Music of the Arab Spring (with embedded videos). Artwork by Jordanian artist Tamer Al-Ahmar.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Arabology 13.1 Podcast (May 2019) Available

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/a131
Stanford Lecturer/Arabology Radio Host Dr. Ramzi Salti was joined by DJ Salah in presenting new indie/alternative Arabic music for the premiere of the 13th Season of Arabology--which airs on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University).  The show aired on May 2. 2019 and the podcast is now available below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/a131


The show featured indie/alternative Arabic music (with commentary in English) and included a segment about Sudanese music and a tribute to singer Rim Banna who passed away last year.

FEATURED ARTISTS ON ARABOLOGY 13.1 (MAY 2, 2019):
This episode showcases songs by Lebanese group Nachaz, Hana Malhas, Nur Alf, Yusor Hamed, Jowan Safadi, DAM, Basel Zayed, The Synaptik, Rootes, Al Raseef. Also features Fairuz remixes by Weela, DJ Sotusura and a tribute to Rim Banna (with new remix). Show also includes spotlight on Sudan through the music by Nawawe and Aziza Brahim.

Special thanks to DJ Salah for co-hosting this episode.

DJ Ramzi (left) with DJ Salah (right)





Saturday, December 21, 2013

Top 30 alternative/indie Arabic Songs of 2013 Featured on Dec 20 'Arabology' Podcast

This year-end episode of 'Arabology' (aired Dec 20) showcases and discusses the Top 30 alternative/indie Arabic songs of 2013 along with exclusive shout-outs by some of the artists whose music is featured, including Tania Kassis, Tania Saleh, Hamed Sinno [Mashrou' Leila], Yassir Chadly, Yasmine Hamdan, May Nasr, Eliyahu Sills, Rania Kurdi, DAM, Mike Massy, and Omar Offendum.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the arrow below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s6-epsiode-11



Top 30 Songs 2013 for Arabology 20 Dec 2013 DJ: Ramzi S.
(Artist/Track/Album/Label)

1.  Massar Egbari/ Iqra2 El Khabar/ Iqra2 El Khabar/ Massar Egbari
2.  Akher Zephir/ Akherto Lahn Hazin/ Counter Culture/ Eka3
3.  Mashrou' Leila/ Abdo/ Raasuk/ Mashrou' Leila Preceded by message from Hamed Sinno
4.  Sadat & Alaa Fifty Cent/ Five Pound Credit/ Generation Bass/ Six Degrees Records 
5.  Hello, Psychaleppo!/ Tobayabooya/ Gool L'Ah/ Samer Saem Eldahr
6.  Abdulrahman Mohammad/ Asabaki 3ishq/ Abdulrahman Mohammed
7.  Omeima El Khalil,/ Shab Y Sabiyeh/ Ya/ Forward Music 
8.  Ensemble Ibn Arabi/ Her Words Bring Me to Life Again/Arabo-Andalusian Sufi Songs/ Long Distance France
9.  DAM/ If I Could Go Back In Time/ Debke On The Moon/ DAM Preceded by message from DAM
10. Stormtrap/ Taht El Agal/ Stormtrap/Stormtrap Asfeh
11. Elepheel+Edd Abbas+Lipos/ Master Cosmic Spy/ Tripnol/ Edd Abbas/Lipos/Elepheel
12. Jadal/ Fe Nabd Ana Has/ El Makina/ Mahmoud Radaideh
13. Rania Kurdi/ Ana Ana/ Sasha Abi Najmeh/ Rania Kurdi Preceded by message from Rania Kurdi
14. Michelle & Noel Keserwany/ Jagal El USEK/ Jagal El USEK/ Keserwany
15. Tania Kassis/ Ounchoudat Bayrout/ Oriental Colors/ Magnum Records Preceded by message from Tania Kassis
16. Zeid Hamdan/ Asfeh (Acoustic)/ Single/ Lebanese Undergroud
17. Mike Massy/ Ya 3achikat Al Ward/ Ya Zaman/  Falak Productions Preceded by message from Mike Massy
18. Jowan Safadi & Haya Zaatry/ Ji2tu ila Ahli/ Ghanni 3n Al-Taareef/ Ghanni.net
19. Ziyad Sahhab/ Kaza Kitab/ Keep On Singing/ Forward Music
20. Tania Saleh/ Hashishet Albi (Live)/ Live At Drm/ Forward Music Preceded by message from Tania Saleh
21. Labess/ El Kass Yadour/ Identite/ Needlepoint Records
22. Khaled/ Laila/ C'est La Vie/ Universal Music France
23. Rachid Taha/ Now Or Never/ Zoom/ Naive
24. Omar Offendum/ The Arab Speaks of Rivers & Finjan/ Syrianamericana/ Cosher Ink Preceded by message from Omar Offendum
25. Yassir Chadly/ Bil Mustapha/ Asheeq Zeen/ Yassir Chadly Preceded by message from Yassir Chadly
26. Khaled Aljaramani/ Farah/ Athar/ Institut Du Monde Arabe & Harmonia Mundi
27. Mohamed Abozekry and  Heejaz/ Sur La Route/ Chaos/ Neonovo
28. Eliyahu & The Qadim Ensemble/ Maghrebi/ Eastern Wind/ Self Release Preceded by message from Eliyahu Sills
29. May Nasr/ Ouhibuka (Lyrics by Ghada Samman)/ Single/ May Nasr Preceded by message from May Nasr
30. Yasmine Hamdan/ Nediya/ Ya Nass/ Crammed Discs Preceded by message from Yasmine Hamdan

'Arabology' is a weekly radio program, currently in its sixth 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 https://soundcloud.com/arabology/sets


Saturday, November 23, 2013

11/21 Arabology Podcast ft Kristian Davis Bailey, Yasmine Hamdan, Mona Mansour


This episode of 'Arabology' aired on Nov 21, 2013 and included interviews with Stanford student/activist Kristian Davis Bailey who spoke about his trip to the West Bank; Lebanese American playwright Mona Mansour who continued our conversation from last week's show; and Yasmine Hamdan in a special segment of an interview that had previously been aired in its entirety on 'Arabology.  Also includes a special remix of Yasmine Hamdan's 'Shouei" plus a slew of other Arabic songs and music. Listen to the podcast below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s6-episode-8



Playlist for Arabology Thurs, 21 November 2013 4pm - 6pm DJ: Ramzi S.
Artist/Track/Album/Label
1. Chamamyan, Lena/Henna w Zahr Intro/Ghazl El Banat/Chamamyan
2. Land Of Kush/ Faint Praise/Big Mango/Constellation Records
3. Khaled/Bab Jenna (Gate Of Heaven) /C'est La Vie/Universal Music France
4. Taha, Rachid/Zoom Sur Oum/Zoom/Naive
5. Breaking the boundaries & Abdulrahman mohammed/Ya mn hawah/single//AM
6. Mashrou' Leila/Bahr/Raasuk/Mashrou' Leila
7. Nahhas, Macadi/Natalie/Single/Macadi Nahhas
8. Rizk, Rasha & Ibrahim Suleimany/Ya Rait/Baytna/Itar Shameh
9. Saleh, Tania/Tlaa min hayete/Live at DRM/Forward Music
10. Interview with Lebanese American playwright Mona Mansour/Pt 2 (Pt 1 aired last week)
11. Fairuz/Nihna wil amar jiran /Live at Royal Festival Hall, London 1986/EMI
12. Hamdan, Yasmine/Ya Nass/Ya Nass/Crammed Discs
13. Interview with Yasmine Hamdan (segment only) Complete interview aired on previous show
14. Hamdan, Yasmine/ Shouei (EPI Remix)/Single/EPI
15. Banna, Rim/Ras Al-Jabal/Al-Rawa'i (Greatest Hits)/Laser
16. Interview with Kristian Davis Bailey/Part 1/Arabology/KZSU
17. Ramzi Aburedwan/Sodfa/Rough Guide Mediterranean/World Music Network
18. Interview with Kristian Davis Bailey/Part 2/Arabology/KZSU

Sunday, April 28, 2013

DAM Interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour

(Suhell Nafar, Tamer Nafar, Mahmood Jrere)

The Palestinian Hip Hop group DAM, who have been touring the USA including a concert at Stanford on April 6, was recently interviewed by Christiane Amanpour on CNN.  Here is the interview with the three band members: (Tamer Fafar, Suhell Nafar and Mahmood Jrere) which you can also watch at this link: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/04/26/aman-rap-islam.cnn.html



Friday, April 19, 2013

April 18 'Arabology' Podcast ft interviews w/ Ashley Lohmann, DAM, Omar Offendum


The April 18 'Arabology' Podcast features interview with Ashley Lohmann (creator of Beyond the Bombs site). Also includes my interviews with Palestinian band DAM and Omar Offendum--recorded at the 'Globalization of Hip Hop' event which I moderated at Stanford on April 6.  Plus intro by Farah Weheba and alternative music from the region.

LISTEN BELOW or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s5-episode-2



Monday, November 26, 2012

DAM Releases New Video Clip about 'Honor Killings'

Although the Palestinian Hip Hop group DAM has been criticized for releasing this song and video clip during such tumultuous times in Gaza (see this link), this blogger thinks that the group's new release is still definitely worth a look.

The video clip was directed by Jackie Salloum (Slingshot Hip Hop) and broaches the issue of 'honor killings' and violence against women. It has been supported by UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women). DAM is joined in this recording by well known singer Amal Murkus and the clip, available in HD, also includes optional English subtitles.

Here is the clip followed by an English translation plus the credits:

DAM featuring AMAL MURKUS - If I Could Go Back In Time لو أرجع



http://youtu.be/UjnFbe7D9pY

**ENGLISH TRANSLATION:
Arabic script:  If I Could Go Back In Time (Suhel Nafar)

‏Before she was murdered, she wasn't alive
‏We'll tell her story backwards from her murder to her birth
‏Her body rises from the grave to the ground
‏The bullet flies out of her forehead and swallowed into the gun
‏The sound of her echo screams, she screams back
‏Tears rise up from her cheeks to her eyes
‏Behind the clouds of smoke, faces of her family appear
‏Without shame, her brother puts the gun in his pocket
‏Her father throws down the shovel and wipes the sweat off his forehead
‏He shakes his head, satisfied from the size of the grave
‏They drag her back to the car, her legs kicking
‏Like a sand storm, she's erasing her own tracks
‏They throw her in the trunk, she doesn't know where she is
‏But she knows that three left the house and only two will return
‏They reach the house; throw her to the bed in violence
‏"So you want run away huh?" they wake her with violence

‏Amal Murkus (Chorus)
‏If I could go back in time
‏I would smile
‏Fall in love
‏Sing
‏If I could go back in time
‏I would draw
‏Write
‏Sing

‏Mahmood Jrere:
‏She dreams before falling asleep
‏We'll tell her story backwards, maybe understand
‏The clock hands move right to left
‏She reconstructs her steps as if she were lost
‏She sleeps prepared, money for the taxi
‏Plane ticket and passport under her pillow
‏Answer: leave the clothes in the closet; she plans to wear a new life
‏Question: what if they ask what the suitcase is for?
‏She went to bed, leaves table
‏Eats well, she must act today
‏Her nose stops bleeding, that's what they see
‏But it's a fresh wound; before they will beat her she will beat them
‏Her mom says "your life is like heaven"
‏She's right, if you taste the forbidden you better know someone is watching
‏Two hours before dinner, the phone hangs up
‏Her mom is shocked "the flight is delayed"
‏Phone rings

‏ Amal Murkus (Chorus)

‏Tamer Nafar:
‏Before she answers, she isn't even asked
‏The story is like the logic in her life, all backwards
‏Her hands up in the sky, begging for help
‏Their hands up in the sky reciting the Fatiha (ceremony before marriage)
‏The calendar page moves one day back, the time is
‏Afternoon, the argument is over, her brother commands her
‏Blood flows from her lips to her nose
‏A sound of a fist, his hand jumps from her face
‏It's the first time in her life that she says "NO!"
‏Her mom announces happily "tomorrow you will marry your cousin"
‏If I look through the album of her life
‏I won't see a photo of her standing up for her rights
‏It's hard, the pages are stuck to my hand
‏Her past full of blood and tears
‏But we promise you, from her murder to her birth
‏Their expressions filled with anger as if someone announced a crime
‏"Congratulations, it's a girl"
‏The beginning.

Arabic script:  Freedom For My Sisters

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*CREDITS and ENGLISH TRANSLATION*

Lyrics written by DAM
Music produced & arranged by NABIL NAFAR
Mixed by SAQIB and NABIL NAFAR
Mastered by SAQIB

Directed by JACQUELINE REEM SALLOUM and SUHEL NAFAR
Produced by LAURA HAWA
Assistant Director ELI REZIK
Director of Photography ARI ISSLER
Editor ABDUL JABBAR MAKI
Composting and Visual Effects CONRAD OSTWALD
Colorist SETH RICART
Costume Designer and Stylist NADA NAFAR

Art Director BASHAR HASSUNEH

Production Manager JAMAL KHLAYLEH 

Makeup Artist VERED NIVO
Lighting Director ARI ISSLER

Steadicam Operator HAIM ASIAS

Focus Puller GEORGE DABAS

Key Grip MORDI BOAZ

Key Gaffer YANA MITNICK
Production Assistant MANAR YACOUB

Best Boy Gaffer REA'OT GING

Best Boy Grip FADI MATAR
Art Assistant PAULINE CARBONIER
V
Visual Effects Supervisor HASHEM ODEH
Sound Playback JAMIL NAFAR

Catering NADIA NAFAR and MONIRA GOHAR


Cast
Main Girl SAMAA WAKEEM
Brother DORAID LIDAWI
Mom KHAWLA DIBSI
Dad BAHJAT YOUNIS

Chorus scene
YARA ZRIEK
ISIS AZAM
NERIAN KEYWAN

Fateha Readers
BAHA KADURA
ABEDALLAH NAHFAWI
RAMI YOUNIS
SAMI AWADI
WAEL ABU SHAREKH
ABED SHAHADA
MUHAMAD HADDAD

Young girls
ASIL KADURA
CILIN AWADI

Special Thanks
UN WOMEN
JULIEN VAISSIER
FAIEZ NAFAR
MARKO MATKOVIC
MARTIN BJERREGAARD
AdTomic 

WALEED ZAITER
SALIM SHEHADEH
SALMA SAMARA
AHMAD KANAAN
AYED FADEL

NINA ZIDAN
ABED HATHOT
BAHAA RASHED

ADI KHALEFA
ADI KRAYEM
ELYAN BASEL
MANAL BASEL
RASSLAN BASEL
ABEER AWADI
RASHA KADURA
CINDY THAI THIEN NGHIA

www.DAMRAP.com

Monday, July 23, 2012

DAM Complete Concert at the Paleo Festival (July 2012)

The Palestinian rap/hip hop group DAM performed at this year Paléo Festival (Switzerland) in July 2012.

DAM in concert at Paléo 2012 (photo courstesy of Paléo)

Here is the complete footage of DAM in Concert at the Paleo Festival Nyon, Switzerland in July 2012:


DAM, Paléo Festival Nyon 2012 (concert complet) by paleo



37th Paléo Festival 2012 'World Village' Showcases Middle Eastern Musicians incl Mashrou' Leila, Natacha Atlas, Omar Souleyman, Trio Joubran, DAM, More...

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The 37th Paléo Festival Nyon in Switzerland took place this month from the 17-22 July 2012 and inclkuded a wide array of performers from all over the globe. With six days and nights of festivities, 230,000 spectators, over 210 concerts and shows taking place on six stages, and a total of 200 stalls on site, Paléo Festival Nyon is the biggest open-air festival in Switzerland and one of Europe’s major musical events.

The 'Village du Monde' [World Village] Category this year showcased an array of amazing musicians from the Middle East including Trio Joubran, Mashrou' Leila, Broukar, Omar Souleyman, The Alaev Family, Baba Zula, Ibrahim Maalouf, DAM, Niyaz, Avishai Cohen, Balkan Beat Box, Yemen Blues, Egyptian Project, Jack is Dead and His Iranian Orchestra.

Here is a detailed schedule of this year's 'Village du Monde' performances. Note that all of these were sold out! For full schedule see http://yeah.paleo.ch/en/village-du-monde

Tuesday 17 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 16:30
Omar Souleyman
The Alaev Family
Baba Zula
sold out


Wednesday 18 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 16:30
Natacha Atlas
The Alaev Family
Broukar
sold out

Thursday 19 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 16:30
Trio Joubran
Mashrou' Leila
Broukar
sold out


Friday 20 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 16:30
Ibrahim Maalouf
DAM
Niyaz
sold out

Saturday 21 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 15:30
Avishai Cohen
Balkan Beat Box
Yemen Blues
sold out
Sunday 22 July 2012
DOORS OPENING AT 15:30
Balkan Beat Box
Egyptian Project
Jack is Dead & son Orchestre Iranien
sold out

On the menu of the gourmet festivities, Turkish peynirli pide, delicious Lebanese mezze, Syrian mjetdara, pistachio, rose and saffron ice cream from Iran, pastries and many other dishes waiting to be discovered! Spectators were also treated to Yemeni coffee, Lebanese red wine, white wine form Israel and beer form Palestine. All this was offered with the utmost respect for Muslim spectators who started their fast for Ramadan on Friday.


 

Many of the performances from this year's Middle Eastern performances have been recorded and released on this CD (picture above) which may be purchased at THIS LINK.

The next few entries in my blog will feature concert footage from each of the bands/musicians mentioned above. For more info about teh Festival (in English) see http://yeah.paleo.ch/en and to view all the videos from this year's festival see http://www.dailymotion.com/paleo#video=xsbk2b

Here are some pictures from some of the performers at this year's festival. All photos below coustresy of Paléo. For a complete list of images, see http://yeah.paleo.ch/en/media-library/225

Natacha Atlas in concert

Yemen Blues in concert

Mashrou' Leila in concert

Ibrahim Maalouf in concert


Omar Souleyman in concert

Trio Joubran in concert


For more info see http://yeah.paleo.ch/en

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...