Showing posts with label Mounir Troudi. Show all posts
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top 20 (Alternative) Arabic Video Music Clips of 2014


1.  The song 'Beirut Windows شبابيك بيروت' from Tania Saleh's latest CD came in at Number 1 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. http://youtu.be/88fAyLo0oq0



2.  This song by Rim Banna titled 'Break Your Fears اكسر خوفك' came in at Number 2 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. http://youtu.be/XMtEHEhhobk



3.  The song 'Hal' by Yasmine Hamdan--which was featured in the film Only Lovers Left Alive--came in at Number 3 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014.
http://youtu.be/XDepIDGKC2U


4.  The song 'Dawayer (Circles)' by Dina El Wedidi came in at Number 4 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. https://soundcloud.com/dina-elwedidi/dawayer-1


5.  Jordanian rock band JadaL's song 'Wahde Bteshbahek, وحده بتشبهك' came in at Number 5 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014.  http://youtu.be/VP1xeUEE-ns


6.  The Arabic version of 'Get Lucky' by مشروع ليلى Mashrou' Leila ft Nile Rodgerscame in at Number 6 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. http://youtu.be/6kd06Ke9JT4


7.  The track 'Madd W Jazr' from Youmna Saba's new CD 'Njoum' can be sampled via Amazon or iTunes and came in at Number 7 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014.  http://www.amazon.com/Madd-W-Jazr/dp/B00PJI8SL6




8.  The song titled 'Kan Fi' by (Share3 El Sukkar (Hosam Omran + Raz Abu Askar) came in at Number 8 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. Listen at https://soundcloud.com/share3elsukkar/kan-fi



9.  This instrumental version of Ya Msafer Wahdak يا مسافر وحدك by Elias Lammam(from his 'Selsebil' CD) came in at Number 9 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. http://youtu.be/heqBEqOdfIk



10. The song 'Li-biladi لبلادي' by Faia Younan - فايا يونان and her sister Rihan Younancame in at Number 10 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. http://youtu.be/4GO52i0xui8



11. This gorgeous duet by Mike Massy مايك ماسي and Fadia Tomb El-Hage came in at number 11 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. ٍSong is titled 'Ajibtou Minka Wa Minni' عجبت منك ومني and is based on a poem by Al-Hallaj (Arabic: ابو المغيث الحسين بن منصور الحلاج)  http://youtu.be/btJGrgxqTzs



12. This majestic instrumental by Imed Alibi titled 'Pour quelques dinars de plus' came in at number 12 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. http://youtu.be/DG40Yl1EB-Y



13. The song 'Baladi' by Arabic Hip/Hop band FareeQ el Atrash came in at Number 13 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014.  https://soundcloud.com/fareeqelatrash/baladi


14. The song 'Trop Tard' by Mounir TROUDI (Tunisia) came in at Number 14 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. https://soundcloud.com/mounir-troudi/trop-tard



15. The song 'Kalam El Leil' by Maii and Zeid came in at number 15 in Arabology's Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014.  http://youtu.be/TdVuXpSL33g



16. This song by Ruba Shamshoum titled 'Fuqaati (My Bubble)' came in at Number 16 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014.  http://youtu.be/zbyyF4II8Ns



17. The song 'Safha Gedeeda' صفحة جديدة by Egyptian group Eskenderella came in at Number 17 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014.  http://youtu.be/z3mz1SIvLjc


18. The Arabic version of the song "White Rabbit" by Mayssa Karaa (from 'American Hustle' soundtrack) came in at Number 18 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. http://youtu.be/azFM1gyDbpk



19. This song by Alsarah & The Nubatones titled 'Habibi Taal' came in at Number 19 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014. http://youtu.be/LkVe0cyqHjo



20. This song by TARABBAND titled 'Baghdad Choby' came in at Number 20 in Arabology's Countdown of the Top 20 (alternative) Arabic Songs of 2014.  http://youtu.be/rO2E34wBPvg


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nov 6 'Arabology' Podcast Highlights 'Songs from a Stolen Spring' + Arabian Shakespeare Festival

This Arabology episode (aired on Nov 6, 2014) highlights 'Songs from a Stolen Spring'--a new CD compilation by Valley Entertainment which focuses on the theme of freedom by fusing Western musicians with such Arab artists as Rim Banna, Dina El Wedidi, Massar Egbari, Eskenderella, Mounir Troudi, Ramy Essam, Lobna Noomene and Tania Saleh who also discusses her participation in this project in a pre-recorded interview.



This show also includes an interview with William J Brown III, Founder and Artistic Director of the Arabian Shakespeare Festival (taking place in San Francisco Nov 13-23, 2014).


ABOUT THE 'SONGS FROM A STOLEN SPRING CD اغاني من ربيع مسروق:


Reviewed by Ramzi Salti.  All tracks FCC safe
This is the second East/West fusion CD by Valley Entertainment Inc where the producers attempt to mix Western songs and artists with songs by various world artists.  Their previous CD was ‘Lullabies from the Axis of Evil’ in 2004. This new compilation  pairs Western singers and songs of ‘freedom’ with an impressive array of indie/independent Arab singers. 

1. Feedom/A New Beginning--features Blind Boys of Alabama singing Richie Havens’ ‘Freedom’ with Egypt’s Eskenderella singing ‘Safha Gedeeda.’ 5:24
2. Not a Word Was Spoken/ Dancing in the Streets--brings Lebanese singer Tania Saleh singing ‘Ma Elna Shi’ with American bluesman Terry Evans. 4:57
3. A Simple Song of Freedom/Once We Were True Rebels--combines Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel with Tunisia’s Mounir Troudi singing ‘Trop Tard’ in Arabic [lyrics by poet Fouad Al-Hamdi] 5:00
4. Beyond These Doors/Get Up, Stand Up--mixes Egypt’s Dina El Wedidi with Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze. 7:15
5. Ol’ Mother Earth/I Still Exist fuses Maria McKee with Massar Egbari, a popular Egyptian band that sings ‘Ana Mawgood.’ 5:48
6. Bread, Freedom/ If I Can Dream--combines Egyptian revolutionary singer Ramy Essam with bluesman Mighty Sam McClain. 4:45
7. Danger Zone--by Soozie Tyrell (E Street Band) in English.
8. Break Your Fears--by Palestinian singer Rim Banna continues the feel of the previous track, but in Arabic.
9. Once Upon a Time/Many Rivers to Cross—by Tunisia’s Lobna Noomene and film singer-songwriter Lisbeth Scott.

You can download this CD from iTunes and at THIS LINK.

ABOUT WILLIAM J BROWN III, FOUNDER/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF 'ARABIAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL':


Dr Ramzi Salti (left) with William J Brown III at KZSU Studio

I was honored to interview William J Brown III for this show. William J. Brown III is the Founding Ars Director of the Arabian Shakespeare Festival.  As an actor he has performed from California to the United Arab Emirates. As a teacher he has taught theatre to students ages 6-18 and is a Resident Teaching Artist with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.  He earned his BA in Theatre, Dance and History from Santa Clara University, his MA in Theatre from San Jose State University, and has studied at the American Shakespeare Center and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

My interview with William who discusses the Arabian Shakespeare Festival begins at minute 33:35 in the podcast below:






To hear the entire Nov 6 Arabology podcast go to:






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