Showing posts with label Lebanese Underground Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lebanese Underground Music. Show all posts

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Podcast from Episode 6 of 'Arabology' (aired May 17, 2012) Available at http://radio4all.net/index.php/program/60085

Arabology Season 2 Episode 6 Podacst a http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/60085 

    

The 6th Episode of the 2nd Season of 'Arabology' (aired May 17, 2012) was entirely devoted to showcasing the alternative/experimental music scene in Lebanon, including songs by Mashrou' Leila, Soapkills (ft Zeid Hamdan), Rayess Bek, Tania Saleh, Mike Massy, Ziyad Sahhab, Youmna Saba, Scrambled Eggs, Malikah, Adonis, Rima Khcheich, Darine Hamze, The New Government, Yasmine Hamdan and more.

Show also features interview with Nour Chammas, an Arab-American attorney and expert in Immigration Law and Civil Liberties who discusses issues related to Arab American civil rights in today's America as well as offers his perspective on Lebanese music and culture.



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Sunday, January 1, 2012

NPR Report on Music Scene in Iceland and LEBANON!

To listen to the report from the NPR Website (Dec 31, 2011) , go to this link then go to Minute 4:28:  m=1445266http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=144444523&85


You can also follow the transcript below (NPR All Rights Reserved)



Now, to Beirut, where our local music critic Sam is on the scene.

WAHAB: The first band I'm going to talk about is Adonis. These guys are a folk rock band who sing in Arabic.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DAW L BALADIYYI")

WAHAB: They just released a video of their single called "Daw L Baladiyyi," which means streetlight. And the good thing about the video is they take black and white photos of pre-civil war Lebanon and go to those exact same locations right now and they hold up the photo, and it's a nice contrast of where we were and where we are.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DAW L BALADIYYI")

WAHAB: So the next band I'm going to talk about is a group called Zeid and the Wings. They're a band that started last year and have released an album just recently called "Asfeh," which means the storm, which is also the title track of the album which you're listening to right now.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ASFEH")

WAHAB: An interesting thing about Zeid and the Wings is when you check out their album, you'll see that it's got everything from Arabic folk to reggae to rock and to electro. And the vocal harmonies, seeing as you have three female backup vocalists, it's a really nice mix.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ASFEH")

WAHAB: The last band we're going to talk about is called Lazzy Lung. And these guys are Lebanon's new rock alternative.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONSTANDBY")

WAHAB: So this Lazzy Lung track is called "Onstandby." Lazzy Lung is a really good radio-friendly pop band that actually has a message, and they sing in English. And that's very rare for most bands here in Lebanon.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONSTANDBY")

LAZZY LUNG: (Singing) Well, I got this thing I can't fix, and I don't know why. Seems I can't recall any of the night, oh why. Time wasted (unintelligible) again, oh, who's this here beside me? Oh, here we go again.

WAHAB: So Lazzy Lung recently won an award, and they'll be making their way to Los Angeles to meet with Capitol Records and represent Lebanon sometime next year. And they're definitely an incredible live band that, you know, you should watch out for.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONSTANDBY")

LUNG: (Singing) I got a girl got me going on, going on, going on...

SHEIR: That's the song "Onstandby" by Lazzy Lung, recommended to us by music writer Samir Wahab in Beirut, Lebanon.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONSTANDBY")

LUNG: (Singing) Going on...

SHEIR: You can hear this song and more pop music from Iceland and Lebanon at our website, npr.org.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONSTANDBY")

LUNG: (Singing) Left out again...

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Podcast from 'Hi Keefak Ca Va" Episode 13 available ft. Lebanese Alternative Music

THIS WEEK (June 9, 2011; Episode 13):

This episode showcases the Lebanese Underground/Alternative/Experimental music scene in Lebanon by highlighting music by such amazing young musicians as Zeid Hamdan, Soapkills, Beirut Biloma, Tania Saleh, Marc Codsi, Mashrou' Leila (Mashrou3 Leila), Rayess Bek Orchestra, Fareeq Al Atrash, Grace Deeb, Carol Sacr, Nadine Khouri, Elizabeth Ayoub, Pindoll, Youmna Saba, Blend, Scrambled Eggs.

Additionally, this episode features a live report by Ahmad Qousi who reports--live from Jordan--about various social, economic, and musical trends in that country.



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PLAYLIST FOR EPISODE 13

Artist/ Track// Album/ Label

PART ONE:
1. Beirut Biloma/ In Rah Minik Ya Ein/ Beirut Biloma/ 
2. Scrambled Eggs/ Les Chantiers/ Srambled Eggs
3. Soapkills/ Le Zaalen/ Soapkills
4. Codsi, Marc/ When I was Young/Colors
5. Rayess Bek Orchestra/ Schizophrenia/Rayess Bek
6. Fareeq Al Atrash/ Demoqrati/ Fareeq Al Atrash
7. Saleh, Tania/ Slow Down/ Wehde
8. Deeb, Grace/ Comme toi/ Grace Deeb
9. Deeb, Grace/ Calling you/ Grace Deeb
10. Sacr, Carol/ Run/ Single

PART TWO:
11. Marikh, Sophia/Tahwak/ Tahwak
12. Hamdan, Zeid/ General Suleiman/ Zeid & the Wings
13. Khouri, Nadine/ All this Violence/ Nadine Khoury
14. Blend/ Belong/ Single
15. Ayoub, Elizabeth/ Habibi/ Oceanos Y Lunas
16. Pindoll/ Tainted Love/ Pindoll
17. Saba, Youmna/ Tehfe/ Ruptured Sessions
18. Mashrou' Leila/ Shim El Yasmine/ Mashrou' Leila
19. Beirut Biloma/ Ghanili Shwia Shwia/ Beirut Biloma

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