Showing posts with label Mashrou' Leila Concert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mashrou' Leila Concert. Show all posts

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Mashrou' Leila Rocks San Francisco

Mashrou' Leila performing in San Francisco
Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila's concert at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on October 27, 2015 was truly an event of electrifying proportions.  The band performed a slew of hits from their first 3 albums to a sold-out audience that included people of all ethnicities and backgrounds,   Though they do not play any tracks from their Ibn El Leil upcoming CD, the band did surprise their fans with an impromptu version of Britney Spears' "Toxic" sung in Arabic with lyrics that were as catchy as they were naughty.

One week before their SF performance, the band's lead singer Hamed Sinno spoke to Arabology about the band's US tour where he shared his thoughts on the band's iconic status both in the Arab world and abroad.  That interview can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/hamesinno2015.



Here are some pictures from the SF concert, including a backstage collage of the band with Dr. Ramzi Salti.







Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mashrou' Leila Wows Montréal



On October 25th 2012, Charnobyl Voice hosted Mashrou' Leila's first show in North America.  Lebanese (alternative) music group Mashrou' Leila performed in Montreal, Canada to a sold out audience of fans who kept begging for more. The group also recorded their new album in Montreal--a soon-to-be-released follow up to their 2 previously released musical masterpieces.

Here is a video clip from the Montreal concerts:



Upon the group's return to Beirut, Lebanon, the band's lead vocalist, Hamed Sinno, performed with Piers Faccini on November 25, 2012 at Music Hall . Here is a teaser from that event:



For more on the band, see http://mashrou3leila.com/





Friday, July 27, 2012

Arabic Lyrics to Mashrou' Leila's Version of 'Ne Me Quitte Pas' ما تتركني هيك

Here are the Arabic lyrics to Mashrou' Leila's version of the Jacques Brel classic 'Ne Me Quitte Pas' titled 'ما تتركني هيك' [Don't Leave Me Like This]

See video clip of the group performing this song live in concert after the lyrics below.

ما تتركني هيك
عم بفتّش عليك
بأسفل كل كاس
بين تخوت هالناس
اتوهّم وجهك
وبنادي اسمك
كأنه موشوم
عشفافي اسمو
مزاجها عفريت
بحبر مميت
ما إلو دوا
خيبة الهوا

ما تتركني هيك
ما تتركني هيك 
ما تتركني هيك 
ما تتركني هيك 

حبيبي خليك
و بيحلى السمر
بنشرب القمر
و نوره بيِرْويك
بقتفلك النجوم
بركّبها عتاج
ببني لنا ملاج
ورا الغيوم

واذا هجرت 
خد قلبي معك
خد روحي معك
و اتركني بالمُر

ما تتركني هيك 
ما تتركني هيك 
ما تتركني هيك 
ما تتركني هيك 



Here is a video clip of Mashrou' Leila performing the song at the Paléo Festival Nyon, Switzerland in July 2012:



Monday, July 23, 2012

Mashrou' Leila Complete Concert at the Paléo Festival Nyon (July 19, 2012)

The ultra-hip Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila was among the musicians who participated in this year's Paléo Festival Nyon (Switzerland) where they literally rocked the house.

Hamed Sinno of Mashrou' Leila at Paléo Festival 2012 (photo courtesy of Paléo)

Here is a clip from the concert followed by the entire Mashrou' Leila Concert at the 37th Paléo Festival Nyon, Switzerland on July 19, 2012 (including the group's Beiruti version of Jacques Brel's 'Ne Me Quitte Pas' in Arabic and many other new and unreleased gems):

MASHROU' LEILA singing 'Habibi' at the Paléo Festival, July 2012:



MASHROU' LEILA COMPLETE CONCERT in HD (Paléo Festival 2012):



Mashrou'Leila, Paléo Festival Nyon 2012 (concert... 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

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mashrou' Leila Perform Live in Beirut

On Thursday June 30th, 2011 I had the pleasure of finally attending a special live concert by Mahsrou' Leila, one of Lebanon's ultra hip bands whose music has revolutionized the Lebanese underground/alternative music scene.  I had already bought and memorized their debut self-titled CD but nothing could have prepared me for the spectacular event which took place by the Mediterranean on a warm evening in Beirut.


Mashrou' Leila is made up of Haig Papazian, Carl Gerges, Omaya Malaeb, Andre Chedid, Firas Abou Fakher, Ibrahim Badr and Hamed Sinno, the amazing lyricist/main vocalist for the band whose vocal acrobatics, moves and energy have to be witnessed to be believed.


The band played several songs from their already released album (available on iTunes) and announced the upcoming launch of their latest EP titled 'Al-Hal Romancy.'  They also just unveiled their brand new website at www.mashrouleila.com


Here are some short clips from the spectacular June 2011 concert in Beirut (complete with fireworks at the end) plus pictures of yours truly with the band and the audience.




















STILL PICTURES FROM THE MASHROU' LEILA CONCERT













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