Showing posts with label Jordanian Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jordanian Music. Show all posts

Monday, November 18, 2019

Arabology Interviews Jordanian Indie-Rock Band Ayloul

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

This interview recorded in Amman, Jordan on August 31, 2019 and aired on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University) on November 17, 2019.

Stanford Lecturer + Arabology radio host Dr. Ramzi Salti interviews Ayloul band members Ra'ad Tabari and Yosour Al-Zou'bi about their groundbreaking new album "Salute to Al-Ghor" سلّم عالغور and the band's musical journey through the years.



Interview includes these song excerpts:
1. Nazel Al Ghor نازل عالغور at 0:00-1:26
2. Lahn Baseet لحن بسيط at 5:59-7:34
3. Yawm يوم at 9:24-10:24
4. Bahr Mayyet بحر ميت at 13:19-15:04
5. Mawj موج (Ft Mohammad Abdullah) at 20:43-23:41

Ayloul in Copenhagen

Ayloul - meaning "September" - is a Jordanian band formed in 2013, with members from Irbid. They're known for mixing indie-rock sounds with traditional Arabic ones to form a unique, dynamic style. Their lyrics communicate their take on social-political issues occurring around the region.


Band Members:
- Lead guitar/ Vocal : Ra'ed Al-Tabari
- Guitar/ Vocal : Mounif Zghoul
- Keyboard : Ma'in Mheidat
- Violin : Yosour Al Zou'bi
- Bass Guitar : Abdel Fattah Terawee
- Drums: Hayyan Juqqa
For more info about Ayloul:
Website: ayloulband.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/AyloulBand
Instagram: www.instagram.com/AyloulBand
Soundcloud: @ayloul
Support the band: umusicmena.lnk.to/SalutetoAlGhorAyloul

Friday, April 21, 2017

April 2017 Arabology Podcast ft Groundbreaking Arabic Music + More

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology111

Arabology is back with a new show that aired on KZSU 90.1 FM in April 2017.  Podcast is now available at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology111

Hosted by Stanford Lecturer Dr. Ramzi Salti, this episode featured groundbreaking music from the Arab world  + interviews with this year's winners of the Techwadi/RiseUp Summit.

Listen below or at THIS LINK.




Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rania Kurdi Releases Hilarious New Song + Video Clip

Rania Kurdi in 'Weslat' video clip

Rania Kurdi aka the Arab Tracey Ullman has just released a new song and video that humorously deal with so-called celebrities and superficiality in the media. Titled 'Weslat' [Message Received], the video features Jordanian rap artist Amer Al-Taher and is brilliantly directed by Zaid Bawab. It showcases Rania in playing different characters doing what she does best--satirically commenting on so called celebrities who are more concerned with image than content.

You can watch the video below or at https://youtu.be/81LSOsP3GJs


For more about Rania Kurdi see https://www.facebook.com/RaniaKurdiOfficial


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Arabology 10.4 Podcast Spotlights Jordanian Musicians + Filmmakers

soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology104


Arabology 10.4 featured an amazing array of indie music from Jordan, along with exclusive interviews (mostly in English) with Jordanian musicians and Jordan-based filmmakers.
This episode was recorded in Amman, Jordan in July 2016 and aired in California on Thursday August 11, 2016.


Listen below or at soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology104



Playlist for Arabology 10.4 Thursday, 11 August 2016 11am - 2pm DJ: Dr. Ramzi Salti

1. Tareq Al Nasser (RUM Band)/ Ya Rouh/ Urdun
2. Natalie Saman/ Habbaytik Ana Amman/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun
3. Jadal/ Itha Ihna Rohna/ Malyoun
4. Interview with Muhammad Abdullah of El Morabba3/ Part 1
5. El Morabba3/ Ilham/ Taraf El Khait/ Universal
6. Interview with Muhammad Abdullah of El Morabba3/ Part 2
7. El Morabba3/ Shiber Maii Taraf El Khait/ Universal
8. Interview with Yarub Smarait/ Part 1
9. Yarub Smarait/ Balad Al Mahboub/ Ya Salam
10. Interview with Yarub Smarait/ Part 2
11. Yarub Smarait/ Before Sunday/ Single
12. Interview with Rami Rais/ Part 1
13. Fawda (ft Rami Rais)/ 3ayadat/ Single
14. Interview with Rami Rais/ Part 2
15. Interview with Linda Hejazi (In Arabic)
16. Linda Hejazi 3ala Hatet Eidak Single
17. Interview with Mohammad Tahboub
18. Mohammad Tahboub/ Saga/ Single
19. Interview with Hana Malhas
20. Hana Malhas/ Just a Dream/ Hana Malhas & the Overthinkers
21. Interview with Zeina Barhoum
22. Zeina Barhoum/ Lamma Bada Yatathanna/ El Cantara
23. Interview with Anas Khalf, Director of Driving to Zigzig Land and The Translator
24. Interview with Zain Duraie, Director of Horizon
25. Interview with Muhammad Khairy, Director of #Hashtag (View film here)
26. Ayloul/ Yawm/ Ayloul
27. Interview with Bassil Ghandour, Co-Writer/Producer of Oscar Nominated Film Theeb/Part 1
28. Jerry Lane/ Theeb's Theme/ Theeb Movie Soundtrack
29. Interview with Bassil Ghandour, Co-Writer/Producer of Oscar Nominated Film Theeb/Part 2
30. Jerry Lane/ Chase/ Theeb Movie Soundtrack
31. Interview with Faisal Attrache + Deema Dabis, Directors of From the Mountain
32. Interview with Deema Dabis, Director of The Sri Lankan and Shake
33. Interview with Natalie Seman
34. Natalie Saman/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Arabology 10.4 Podcast Spotlights Jordanian Musicians + Filmmakers

soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology104


Arabology 10.4 featured an amazing array of indie music from Jordan, along with exclusive interviews (mostly in English) with Jordanian musicians and Jordan-based filmmakers.
This episode was recorded in Amman, Jordan in July 2016 and aired in California on Thursday August 11, 2016.


Listen below or at soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology104



Playlist for Arabology 10.4 Thursday, 11 August 2016 11am - 2pm DJ: Dr. Ramzi Salti

1. Tareq Al Nasser (RUM Band)/ Ya Rouh/ Urdun
2. Natalie Saman/ Habbaytik Ana Amman/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun
3. Jadal/ Itha Ihna Rohna/ Malyoun
4. Interview with Muhammad Abdullah of El Morabba3/ Part 1
5. El Morabba3/ Ilham/ Taraf El Khait/ Universal
6. Interview with Muhammad Abdullah of El Morabba3/ Part 2
7. El Morabba3/ Shiber Maii Taraf El Khait/ Universal
8. Interview with Yarub Smarait/ Part 1
9. Yarub Smarait/ Balad Al Mahboub/ Ya Salam
10. Interview with Yarub Smarait/ Part 2
11. Yarub Smarait/ Before Sunday/ Single
12. Interview with Rami Rais/ Part 1
13. Fawda (ft Rami Rais)/ 3ayadat/ Single
14. Interview with Rami Rais/ Part 2
15. Interview with Linda Hejazi (In Arabic)
16. Linda Hejazi/ 3ala Hatet Eidak/ Single
17. Interview with Mohammad Tahboub
18. Mohammad Tahboub/ Saga/ Single
19. Interview with Hana Malhas
20. Hana Malhas/ Just a Dream/ Hana Malhas & the Overthinkers
21. Interview with Zeina Barhoum
22. Zeina Barhoum/ Lamma Bada Yatathanna/ El Cantara
23. Interview with Anas Khalf, Director of Driving to Zigzig Land and The Translator
24. Interview with Zain Duraie, Director of Horizon
25. Interview with Muhammad El-Khairy, Director of #Hashtag (View film here)
26. Ayloul/ Yawm/ Ayloul
27. Interview with Bassil Ghandour, Co-Writer/Producer of Oscar Nominated Film Theeb/Part 1
28. Jerry Lane/ Theeb's Theme/ Theeb Movie Soundtrack
29. Interview with Bassil Ghandour, Co-Writer/Producer of Oscar Nominated Film Theeb/Part 2
30. Jerry Lane/ Chase/ Theeb Movie Soundtrack
31. Interview with Faisal Attrache + Deema Dabis, Directors of From the Mountain
32. Interview with Deema Dabis, Director of The Sri Lankan and Shake
33. Interview with Natalie Seman
34. Natalie Saman/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun/ Habbaytak Ya Urdun

Monday, May 9, 2016

Arabology Interviews Hana Malhas

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/hanamalhas

Arabology has just interviewed Jordanian singer-songwriter Hana Malhas about her groundbreaking musical career and her Bala Feesh بلا فيش project, which she founded to give a voice to indie musicians in the Arab world.

The interview showcases a selection of Hana's songs in English, her Arabic duet w/ يزن الروسان - Yazan Alrousan + live musical excerpts from Bala Feesh بلا فيش performances by Hana Malhas, Aziz Maraka and عبد الرحمن محمد Abdulrahman Mohammed (ft Ghassan Abu Haltam).

Listen below at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/hanamalhas


Interview includes the following musical excerpts:

1. Hana Malhas/Olive Tree/ Shapeshift/CD Baby + iTunes
2. Hana Malhas (ft Yazan Alrousan)/ Trooh/ Shapeshift/CD Baby
3. Hana Malhas/ How We Love/ Hana Malhas & the Overthinkers/ iTunes
4. Hana Malhas/ Just a Dream/ Hana Malhas & theOverthinkers/ iTunes
5. Abdulrahman Mohammed (ft Ghassan Abu Haltam)/ Ya Man Hawah/ Bala Feesh YouTube Channel
6. Hana Malhas + Aziz Maraka/ 'Run' in English (by Hana Malhas) and 'لحالي/La7ali' in Arabic (by Aziz Maraka)/ Bala Feesh YouTube Channel.


FOR MORE ABOUT HANA MALHAS:
Hana Malhas Website: www.hanamalhas.com
Hana Malhas YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/hmalhas
Bal Feesh YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/balafeesh


Friday, March 11, 2016

Arabology Interviews El Morabba3

https://soundcloud.com/arabology/elmorabba3
Arabology is proud to feature a new interview with the Jordanian post-rock indie group El Morabba3 (Muhammad Abdullah, Odai Shawagfeh, Dirar Shawagfeh) to coincide with the release of their second album "Taraf El Khayt" on April 2,2016.

The interview was recorded on March 9, 2016; and aired on KZSU 90.1 FM (San Francisco Bay Area). You can listen below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/elmorabba3


Biography
In 2008, songwriter/bassist/vocalist Muhammad Abdullah (a.k.a Abdullah) decided to form a group. As he looked for other band members, he met Dirar Shawagfeh, who has been described by recommenders as "a drummer that is just different". After 3 sessions, a roommate of a friend of Abdullah, guitarist/producer Hamza Arnaout from the band Autostrad recommended inviting Dirar's brother Odai Shawagfeh for a jam, which at the time was not of an interest because the yet-to-be formed band was not looking to add a guitarist to the band, but Arnaout said "If you are not looking to add a guitarist then invite Odai anyway", which provoked their curiosity. The meeting happened, a bassist/songwriter with smooth yet edgy voice and dreamy lyrics, and the Shawagfeh brothers, a drummer with very creative grooves and a guitarist/producer who makes the guitar say something new every time, and fills the space with his minimal style and layers of keys/Synth sounds.

"El Morabba3 to us is the window in which we see things we want to express...being from a region that had seen a lot and still does every day. This window serves as our escape and our return all together" - El Morabba3

تتألف فرقة المربّع من محمّد عبد الله، بصوته و كلماته الناقدة، و عدي شواقفة، الذي يخلق الأصوات البعيدة و القريبة التي تملأ الفراغ بين الكلمات، و ضرار شواقفة، بإيقاعاته التي تحمل الكلمات و الألحان و الأصوات و تضيف لحنا ايقاعيا عليها.

المربّع هو نافذة نرى من خلالها أشياء نريد التعبير عنها..يمكنكم التخيّل ماذا نرى في هذا الجزء من العالم.."

El Morabba3 (ft El Far3i): 'Ya Zein': https://youtu.be/BHMrZjgI4H0


El Morabba3: El Mokhtalifeen: https://youtu.be/fTfTx12CtE4


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Akher Zapheer Redefines 'Arabic Rock'

Jordanian band Akher Zapheer
Akher Zapheer آخر زفير is a Jordanian band that plays Arabic Rock that is inspired by the band's influences including Nirvana, RadioHead, Muse,APC, Pearl Jam and Placebo. The songs are written by the band itself and the lyrics are in Arabic. The band members include Basem Sayej - Vocals/ Guitar, Salem Dallal - Guitar, Mohammed Awwad - Bass, Kayed Qnaibi - Drums.


Akher Zapheer's debut album was released in 2012 and is titled "عكس ثقافة" [Converse Culture]. It was produced by Sari Abuladel and contains 11 songs including their hit singles "Akherto lahen hazeen" and "Lailee tal"--both of which are featured below:

Akher Zapheer - Akherto Lahen Hazeen آخر زفير - اخرتو لحن حزين (http://youtu.be/ju3YQqsO7n0):

Akher Zapheer - Laylee Tal اخر زفير - ليلي طال [Official Video] (http://youtu.be/C4JBWTogi2Y)


Lyrics to "Laylee tal" كلمات ليلي طال

ليلي طال , صفنت بسكون مش جاي النوم, جايني جنون
سامع صوت في السماوات بذكريني فيك بالذات
ليلي طال رسمت مرسوم رسمت كتير , كتير مش مفهوم
راكب موج مش مرئي تيغطي العالم بفكري

ليلي طال بعيد جمل بعيد فيها على امل
للناس توصل الرسايل شويت ايمان حرك جبل
ليلي طال جهزت مواد مواد بسيطة و سماد
في خيالي طرت فوق البلاد
**** **** ** *** *** **
ليلي طال بقرأ بعيون رقمّت اوراق, تحركت بسكون
فهمني كيف, عرف مفهوم غذاء للروح, بس وين الروح
ليلي طال, تراكمت كهموم تراكمت عل ارض تحت الغيوم
نزّلي صوت السماوات, تيذكرني فيك بالذات

ليلي طال زي المجنون, لفّيت الكون بتسكيرة عيون
حملت العالم على كتفي, خبّيت حليم في قلبي
ليلي طال , كلام كبير, عبّالي راسي قبّاني
تعلمت كتير منك يا ليل, علمتني , اني ولا شي


You can also listen to the rest of the tracks from the CD Soundcloud at the link below:


Here is a TV report about Akher Zapheer from the Egyptian TV program Ocatve (http://youtu.be/YnkPOfe6O5o):



Here is the official video clip for Akher Zapheer's song "Arba' Sneen" which was released in January 2013:



For more info, see the band's website at akherzapheer.com
Akher Zapheer on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/akherzapheer-1
Akher Zapheer on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AkherZapheer
Akher Zapheer on Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/akherzapheer

Monday, May 20, 2013

Dum Tak Festival in Jordan: 15 Alternative Arabic Bands in 5 Nights


This year, The Dum Tak Alternative Arabic Music Festival, which takes place in Amman, Jordan, will feature 15 an eclectic mix of bands from around the region who will come together and perform in the first-of-its-kind concert in Amman for what promises to be an exciting week.

  • Tuesday 28 May: Toot Ard (Palestine), Salalem (Egypt), Autostrad (Jordan)
  • Wednesday 29 May: Za’ed Na’es (Jordan), El Morabba3 (Jordan), Massar Egbari (Egypt)
  • Thursday 30 May: Fareeq El Atrash (Lebanon), DAM (Palestine), Cairokee & Zap Tharwat (Egypt)
  • Friday 31 May: Maii Waleed & Zeid Hamdan (Egypt & Lebanon), Alaa Wardi & Hayajan (Jordan), Wust El Balad (Egypt)
  • Saturday 1 June: Akher Zapheer (Jordan), JadaL (Jordan), Mashrou’ Leila (Lebanon)

The festival will take place at the Bisharat Golf Clubin Amman, Jordan. 
Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 8pm
For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/184286998385406


Monday, January 14, 2013

Jadal's New Song Broaches Materialism, Modernity and the Value of National Cultural Productions

Jordanian group Jadal's first single from their latest CD 'Al Makina' is the title track which has been released with an interesting video clip.

The song 'El Makina' [The Machine] addresses varied issues related to social class systems, writers' contributions to the culture and very existence of their native country, the way that art and literature are often devalued in a modern context, working non-stop like a 'Machine' to be 'productive.' and, on a more personal note, finding someone to love regardless of one's earning ability.

Here is the officially released video clip, followed by the lyrics (in Arabic):



See http://youtu.be/A8X-ZHGgap4

LYRICS:

هذا حالي هيك خذيني مع مصاري أو بلا
كيف مش مبالي لا أنا هيني ماشي وهيني بحرث زي الماكينة

لو قالوي أغزو بلد لقتل كتّاب الشعر وكل حامل قلم
هاي أفكار مش بس بتنكتب هاي ألحان تتغنّى لولد الولد
ولو صار و ما حد كتب ما أسهل تمحي اسم أي بلد

وحب وما بيكفيها قال وفن ما بطعميش الولاد والناس الناس شو بدها تحكي عنكوا الناس
وعرس يلبّسها ألماس وبيت بحارة هاي كلاس للناس للناس بس لنعبّي عيون الناس
وانت ساكنه هون وهاد مش أي بلد


JadaL - El Makina (Lyric Video) جدل - الماكينه
Buy El Makina Album http://amzn.com/B00AUNZJKI/http://cdbaby.com/cd/jadal2
Lyric Video by: Motaz Lambaz
Song Composed written and produced by Mahmoud Radaideh كلمات وألحان

Vocals: Ahmad Zou'bi, Drums: Ammar Urabi, Bass: Amjad Shahrour, Guitars: Mahmoud Radaideh, Accordion: Hani Mezyan, Backing Vocals: Mahmoud Radaideh, Synthesizers:Bader Helalat. Mixing Engineer- David Scott. Recordings at Sweetspot Soundworks and other studios.

http://facebook.com/jadalband

My CD Review: Jadal - El Makina




--All Tracks are FCC CLEAN—

This is the highly anticipated second album by the Jordanian rock group Jadal—the follow up to their classic first album ‘Arabic Rocks.’ "El Makina" contains 10 tracks that address social and personal issues pertinent to youth in the Middle East. Jadal sounds like a mix between Suystem of a Down and Jason Mraz. Composed and written by Mahmoud Radaideh. Vocals: Ahmad Zou’bi, Drums: Ammar Urabi, Bass: Amjad Shahrour, Guitars: Mahmoud Radaideh, Accordion: Hani Mezyan, Backing Vocals: Mahmoud Radaideh, Synthesizers:Bader Helalat. Mixing Engineer: David Scott.

1. Ghabeh B’eed (4:59) Steady rock ballad about going far away.

2. Ana Bakhaf Min El Commitment (4:20) Humorous track about being afraid of commitment.

3. Fe Nabd Ana Has (3:52).Rock ballad that starts slowly, picks up and becomes rock song.

**4. El Makina (4:57) Title track is appealing, about working like a machine. Rock ballad.

5. I’m In Love with Wala Bint (3:30) Soft rock, lots of guitar sounds.

6. Yum El Jum’a Dayman Ashwab (3:54) Title is ‘Fridays Are Always Hotter.’ Starts slow, then becomes regular rock song.

7. Zad El Sheib (4:37) Soft rock ballad about grey hair creeping in on a guy.

**8. Bye Bye Azizi (4:01) Lively, instantly likable soft rock song.

9. Ma Raddatish (4:50) Sounds like Soudgarden.

10. Hada Yakhud Makani (2:33) Weird sounds in intro, slow, picks up with bizarre instruments and noise.

**My picks: 4 and 8 Ramzi Salti

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To buy/download this album from Amazon, click HERE

For more info on the band and new album see http://jadalband.com/

You can view the video clip for the title track at http://youtu.be/A8X-ZHGgap4

Jadal's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/jadalband

Jadal on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jadal




Saturday, October 20, 2012

October 18 Arabology Podcast ft Interview with Stanford Lecturer of Persian Shervin Emami

Shervin Emami (left) with DJ Ramzi on Arabology Oct 18, 2012
Download at http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/63756

The third episode of the third season of 'Arabology'--a radio show hosted by Dr. Ramzi Salti, Lecturer at Stanford University, showcasing (mostly alternative) music from the Arab world--aired on Oct 18, 2012 and featured a 2-part interview with Shervin Emami, Lecturer in Persian at Stanford, who discussed her academic background while showcasing a selection of songs from Iran.   Show also included a special segment on Jordanian 'alternative' music (with guest Ahmad Q) plus a slew of Arabic music tracks with commentary in English by DJ Ramzi.

To Download:  

To Listen Instantly:  


Playlist for Arabology Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 3pm - 5pm DJ: Ramzi S. (Artist/ Track/ Album/Label)

1. Maraka, Aziz/ Bent Ennas (Studio)/ Master Copy/ Cd Baby
2. El Khalil, Omeima/ Shab u Sabiye/ Ya/ Forward Music
3. Atlas, Natacha/ Taalet/ Paleo Festival Village Du Monde 2012--Moyen Orient/ Disques Office
4. Jadal/ Omr Jdeed 2/ Arabic Rocks/ Forward Music
5. Aburedwan, Ramzi/ Tahrir (Liberation)/ Reflections Of Palestine/ Riverboat Records
6. Egyptian Project/ Anta Ana/ Paleo Festival Village Du Monde 2012--Moyen Orient/ Disques Office
7. Pangia/ Samra / West Of East Vol. 5/ Pangia Vol 5
8. Ajram, Nancy/ Ya Banat/ Super Nancy/ Emi
9. Mashrou' Leila/ Imm El Jacket/ Paleo Festival Village Du Monde 2012--Moyen Orient/ Disques Office
10. Malhas, Hana & Yazan Rousan/ Trooh/ Shapeshift/ Hana Malhas
11. Saeid, Samira/ Saab Alyia (It's Hard For Me)/ Arabic Beat/ Putumayo World Music
12. Maalouf, Ibrahim/ Will Soon Be A Woman/ Paleo Festival Village Du Monde 2012/ Disques Office
13. Aswat/ Risala Min Taht Al-Maa'/ Classical And Folkloric Arabic Music/ Self Release
14. Saleh, Tania/ Omar & Ali/ Wehde/ Forward Music
15. Hayedeh/ Sayih Cheshmoon/ 40 Golden Hits of Hayedeh/ Taraneh Enterprise Inc
16. Interview with Shervin Emami/ Interview part 1/ Arabology/ KZSU
17. Band 127/ Peer Kharabat/ Pop Emergency/ Minor Key Records
18. Interview with Shervin Emami/ Interview part 2/ Arabology/ KZSU
19. Radio Tehran/ Bahar/ 88/ Sakkou Records
20. Ajram, Nancy/ Ady El Beida/ Super Nancy/ Emi
Jordanian Alternative Music Segment:
21. Maraka, Aziz/ Amman/ Master Copy/ Cd Baby
22. El Morabba3/ Ya Zein/ El Morabba3/ El Morabba3
23. Jadal/ Salma/ Arabic Rocks/ Forward Music
24. Commentary/Interview with Ahmad Qousi about Alternative Music Scene in Jordan
25. Rum Band/ Ya Ruh/ Ya Ruh/ emi Arabic
26. Zade/ Helweh ya baladi/ One Night in Jordan/ ONJ


Sunday, July 29, 2012

El Morabba3 Live at Jara 2011

The Jordan band El Morabba3 performed at Souq Jara in Amman, Jordan in 2011--before the release of their album earlier this year.

Here are some clips from their performance:








Hana Malhas: Jordanian Singer Who Records in English



Info below partially taken from www.hanamalhas.com

Hana Malhas likes to describe her music as borderless indie folk-pop. She chases summer every year from the US (her current residence) to Amman, Jordan (the hometown she hails from). She sings mostly in English (but sometimes in Arabic) and performs solo and/or with her band The Overthinkers (which varies from duo to full band) on stages in both the US and the Middle East.  She is a storyteller with an expressive vocal delivery.

Her shows over the past year have included such venues as The Ark in Ann Arbor, Top of the Park at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and the Citadel in Amman. Places performed include: Michigan (Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Detroit, Dearborn, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Albion), New York City, Chicago, Boston, Milwaukee, Jordan (Amman), and Lebanon (Beirut).

In September 2011 Hana Malhas performed live with the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila at the Citadel in Amman.

While Hana's 2010 debut LP Shapeshift featured 17 American and Jordanian artists recorded over two time zones, her new CD--titled Hana Malhas & The Overthinkers (released on June 5th)--is as cohesive as it is complex. It is more focused, elemental, and intimate. Hana describes this album as “full of subtle drama. To me, it’s about your subconscious love, your inner superhero, or your darkest quiet place.”

Here are some video clips featuring Hana Malhas singing in English plus one in Arabic.

The clip below features Hana Malhas performing Coldplay's 'Fix You' @ the University of Michigan Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, 10/25/2011. Recorded by Dave Schall:



The song below is the official video clip for the new single from Hana's new album Hana Malhas & The Overthinkers.  Released June 5th, 2012.  Directed, shot, and edited by: Ali Saloum (http://www.alisaloum.com). Starring: Emi Guimond, Shane Firek, and friends in costumes.



Finally here is a beautiful duet, in Arabic, featuring Hana Malhas and Yazan Al Rousan. This song is titled 'Trouh' and is about religious tolerance.  It is available on Hana's CD Hana Malhas & The Overthinkers.  It may be purchased on Soundcloud or iTunes.



Cover of second CD by Hana Malhas

For more info about Hana Malhas:
http://www.hanamalhas.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hanamalhas
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hanamalhas
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/hmalhas
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/hanamalhas

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