Showing posts with label Ibrahim Maalouf. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ibrahim Maalouf. Show all posts

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Arabology Podcast Available (Feb 10, 2015)



Arabology 9.5 aired on Feb 10, 2015.  Show spotlighted and discussed the Lebanese indie/alternative music scene + interview with Nicolas Chalhoub whose CD is currently topping the Virgin Megastore charts in Beirut.

Listen below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology95




Saturday, January 17, 2015

Jan 13 Arabology Podcast Available


The 9th season of Arabology premiered on KZSU 90.1 FM on January 13, 2015 and included new (indie/alternative) Arabic songs, instrumentals, film reviews and interviews with Pierre Dulaine and Ahmad Joudeh.




Playlist for ArabologyTuesday, 13 January 2015  1pm - 3pmDJ: Ramzi S.
Artist (Last name, First)TrackAlbum/Label
Maalouf, IbrahimBeirutDiagnostic
Maalouf
Hegazi, AhmedWe Create Our DemonsSingle
Fo2-El Sefr Records
La Tlateh, HibaBoov (Boov)
Khat Thaleth (Third Rail)
Stronghold Sound
Kamal, HaifaDenyaDenya
Najati Al Suloh
Banna, Rim & AnnisetteNami Ya La Aubi (Sleep My DoLullabies From The Axis Of Evil
Valley Entertainment Inc
TarabbandMafi DaiYa Sidi
Tarabband
Alsarah & The NubatonesBilad Aldahb (Gold Country)
Silt
Wonderwheel Recordings
Kateb, SammyWala Kelmet HobSingle
Sammy Kateb
Rouhana, CharbelForbiddenTashweesh
Charbel Rouhana
Maraka, AzizSme3tekSingle
Aziz Maraka
El Wedidi, DinaTedawar W'tergaa (Turning Back)Turning Back
Valley Entertainment
Ramy Essam + Mighty Sam McclainBread, Freedom/ If I Can Dream
Songs From A Stolen Spring
Valley Entertainment Inc
Interview with Pierre DulaineJanuary 2015Arabology
KZSU
Interview with Ahmad JoudehDancer on 'So You Think You Can Dance' (Arabia)Arabology
KZSU
Khabbaz, Georges'Ghadi' Theme SongGhadi (Film Soundtrack)
Ghadi
Hamdan, YasmineHal
Ya Nass
Crammed Discs
Boniche, LiliElli Ghir
Trésors De La Musique Judéo-Arabe
World Village/ Harmonia Mundi
Listen to podcast below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-91

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My CD Review of 'Paleo Festival Nyon 2012: Moyen Orient'

Couv CD VdM

Various Artists / Paleo Festival Nyon 2012--Moyen Orient
Label: Disques Office

Ramzi S.
Reviewed 2012-09-12

--All Tracks are FCC CLEAN except Track 2--

The Paleo Festival Village du Monde is part of an annual music festival
that takes place in Switzerland and features some of the greatest
musicians from around the world. This year (2012) the world music venue
focused on artists from the Middle East, all of whom performed at the
festival, including some from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and other places in
the region.

1. Omar Souleyman "Hafer Gabrak Bidi" Loud, joyous, upbeat tune that
sounds like something that would play at an Arab wedding. (3:35)
2. Balkan Beat Box "Political F*ck" (EXPLICIT) Noisy, catchy, with lots
of explicatives (3:47)
**3. DAM "Mali Huriye' Palestinian band DAM singing a hip hop tune
about freedom. (3:41)
**4. Mashrou' Leila "Imm El Jacket" A gender bending song by the
Lebanese group Mashrou' Leila about a guy who is attracted to a girl
whom he thought was another guy (3:03)
5. Baba Zula "Temptation" African drums and beat along with repetitive
lyrics about temptation (4:32)
**6. Natacha Atlas "Taalet" Upbeat tune with Arabic lyrics by a singer
known for her fusion of Arabic and Western electronic music (3:13)
7. Trio Joubran "Nawwar" Instrumental piece by this Oud trio. Mid
tempo, slows down in middle (4:42)
8. Ibrahim Maalouf "Will Soon Be a Woman" A mellow instrumental by
Maalouf who is noted for playing Arabic music with quarter tones on the
trumpet (5:25)
**9. Avishai Cohen "Alon Basela" Beautiful, mellow tune by Israeli
singer/composer Avishai Cohen who is one of the most gifted bassists of
his generation. Lyrics in Hebrew. (4:07)
10. Egyptian Project "Anta Ana"Upbeat song with lots of Eastern
instruments blended with Arabic vocals (4:02)
11. Niyaz "Parishaan" Representing Iranian music in this venue, this new
track by Niyaz is sung in Farsi, Khorasani dialect (3:57)
12. Jack Is Dead & son Orchestre Iranian "The Wasp vs. The Hand" Catchy
tune with English lyrics; haunting back vocals (4:03)
**13. Yemen Blues "Eli" Israeli band featuring the fascinating voice of
Ravid Kahalani who, shaped by his origins as a Yemeni Jew, brilliantly
evokes the musical universe of his ancestors. . (5:46)
14. The Alaev Family "Sarsari" Hailing from Tajikistan and now based in
Israel, these dynamic musicians and drummers innovatively meld Central
Asian, Turkish, Persian, and Russian traditions as well as the Jewish
music of Bukhara (3:11)
15. Broukar "Mawal" Mesmerizing instrumental, slow and haunting, lots of
Oud playing, vocals in Arabic sound like a lamentation (6:31)

**My picks: 3, 4, 9, 13 Ramzi Salti

This review also available at this LINK


Monday, July 23, 2012

Ibrahim Maalouf Complete Concert at the Paleo Festival Nyon, Switzerland (July 20, 2012)

Ibrahim Maalouf performed in this year's Paléo Festival Nyon (Switzerland).

Ibrahim Maalouf at the Paléo Festival 2012 (photo courtesy of Paléo)

Ibrahim Maalouf Complete Concert at the Paléo Festival Nyon, Switzerland (July 20, 2012)


Ibrahim Maalouf, Paléo Festival Nyon 2012... 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...