Showing posts with label Mayssa Karaa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mayssa Karaa. Show all posts

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Podcast: Arabology 7.7 Ft Alternative Arabic Music + Oscar Nominated Arabic Films + Poem by Elia Abu Madi

The Feb 27, 2014 episode of 'Arabology' features unique alternative/indie Arabic songs and mixes + a spotlight on the Arabic version of 'White Rabbit' from the 'American Hustle' soundtrack + a report on the 3 Oscar nominated Arabic films for 2014. Show also features a bio of poet Elia Abu Madi and one of his poems recited in Arabic, translated into English, then sung by Ghazi Abdel Baki.

Arabology 7.7 [Alternative Arabic Music + Oscars Nominated Arabic Films + Poem by Elia Abu Madi] by arabology

Playlist for Arabology Thurs, 27 February 2014 4- 6 pm DJ: Ramzi S.
Artist/ Track/ Album/ Label

1. Mashrou' Leila ft Lyctum The Eclipse Sideform/Intro (Nataraja 3D Remix)/Nataraja 3D
2. Maryam/ Watan El Akk/Mosh Baghani/ Cd Baby
3. Yasmine Hamdan/ Gamar/ Echos d'aujourd'hui/Fanon
4. Omeima El Khalil/ Shab Y Sabiyeh/ Ya/ Forward Music
5. Jefferson Airplane/ White Rabbit (Umami Edit)/Single/ Umami in Space/RCA
6. Mayssa Karaa/ White Rabbit (Arabic)/ American Hustle Soundtrack/ Legacy Recordings
7. Mashrou' Leila/ Raasuk/Raasuk/ Mashrou' Leila
8. Marcel Khalife/ Samai Bayati/ Caress/ Nagam Records/Traditional Crossroads
9. Poem by Elia Abu Madi/ Ibtasim (Arabic Poem + English Translation)/ Arabology/ KZSU
10. Ghazi Abdel Baki/ Ibtassem (Unplugged)/Communique 1/Forward Music
11. Kareem Abu Raida/ Aho Da Li Sar/ Kareem Abu Raida
12. Report: Three Oscar Nominated Arabic Films
13. Eduardo Niebla & Adel Salameh/ Mediterraneo/Rough Guide Mediterranean/ World Music Network
14. Khaled/ Laila/ C'est La Vie/ Universal Music France
15. Labess/ El Kass Yadour/Identite/ Needlepoint Records
16. Rachid Taha/ Wesh (N'amal)/ Zoom/ Naive
17. Nawel Ben Kraiem/ Safsari/ Sawtuha: Nine Women From Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria/ Jakarta Records
18. Pangia/ Maryam, Maryam Ti (Finale)/ Mystic Blue Caravan Vol 7/ Pangia Vol 5
19. Tania Saleh/ Reda (Bonus Track)/ Live At DRM/ Forward Music
20. Khalas/ Amona/ Arabic Rock Orchestra/ Khalas Band
21. Abu Rabus/ Thalath Qasaed/ Ghanni 3an Ta3rif/ Alqaws
22. Khaled Aljaramani/ Athar/ Athar/ Institut Du Monde Arabe & Harmonia Mundi

'Arabology' is a weekly radio program, currently in its seventh 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.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Mayssa Karaa Records Arabic Version of 'White Rabbit' for 'American Hustle' Soundtrack

Mayssa Karaa  ميسا قرعة
The soundtrack to the Oscar nominated film American Hustle features Lebanese American singer Mayssa Karaa's Arabic version of 'White Rabbit'--the iconic song that was originally made famous by Jefferson Airplane during the late sixties. The Arabic lyrics are loosely based on the original English lyrics and are sung in classical Arabic. The track was written and produced in Arabic by Dawn Elder, Mark Batson, and Hanin Omar along with American Hustle’s music supervisor Susan Jacobs.

Mayssa Karaa was recently honored by Lebanon’s Cultural Minister Gaby Layoun with a national cultural award at the American Hustle premiere which took place in Beirut, Lebanon.

Here is Mayssa Karaa's Arabic version of 'White Rabbit'

Compare Mayssa Karaa's version to the original song by Jeffesron Airplane

Mayssa Karaa singing 'White Rabbit' in Arabic

Mayssa Karaa, 24 , is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music where she was a student of Arabic music composer and Oud player Simon Shaheen who is credited for introducing Mayssa to American audiences. She has had a successful career of her own, including concerts and TV appearances in which she has sung revamped versions of famous Arabic songs as well as major works from her classical repertoire.

The Passion of Rumi by Mayssa Karaa

Mayssa Karaa Sings Emta Ha Ta3raf (Asmahan)

Mayssa Karaa Sings Ya Habibi taala (Asmahan)

Fore more info about Mayssa Karaa:

Ramzi Salti's Talk: Healing through Lebanese Music (EPIC Fellows, Stanford Global Studies, September 2020)

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