Showing posts with label Nancy Ajram. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nancy Ajram. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My CD Review: Nancy Ajram - Super Nancy (2012)



Album Review
Ramzi S.
Reviewed 2012-10-18 
-- All Tracks are FCC CLEAN --
Although this is a children’s album—recorded by the Lebanese Princess of Pop Nancy Ajram as a tribute to her two young daughters Milla and Ella— this CD has been getting so much airplay on radio stations all over the Arab world that its target audience—Arab children—has taken a back seat to the mass appeal of these songs.

**1. Ya Banat.(3:10) is the first single off this album and is an ode to daughters and girls, going against patriarchal and outdated concepts that used to favor the birth of sons over daughters. In Egyptian dialect.
2. Bo2 El Katkout (3:13) )[Mouth of the Chicken] Childish track, Arabic nursery rhyme with Egyptian dialect.
**3. Ba2ousi (2:50) [Peakaboo] A guilty pleasure for adults, this addictive song was initially intended for children. In Lebanese Arabic.
4. Sana Helwa Ya Gamil (4:01) [Happy Birthday] is a variation on the Happy Birthday theme. Egyptian dialect..
5. Stouhy (4:38) [Rooftops] Danceable, up beat song with children’s back vocals.
**6. Wez 3einak (3:11) [Check it out] Techno sounding children’s nursery rhyme, complete with baby sounds and children’s chorus. Lebanese.
7. Oulo Hela (4:06) [Say Hey] Egyptian folksong revived and remixed.
**8. Adi El Beida (3:33) [The Egg] A techno dance track that seems geared towards a mass market (not just children).

My picks: 1, 3, 8

Ramzi Salti

Monday, July 16, 2012

Nancy Ajram Revamps Her Songs for 'Coke Studio'

Lebanese singing sensation Nancy Ajram, known for her mainstream appeal and multi-million dollar endorsements, did something quite refreshing lately during her guest spot on 'Coke Studio' (Arabic version)--a music show that airs weekly on the Arabic TV station MBC--by re-recording her classics and well as other traditional Arabic songs in a new way that fuses Eastern and Western beats in what might be labeled as an alternatively ingenious way.

Coke Studio is a unique music show, hosted by Michel Elefteriades, that is different from every show that is airing on television. It is a show that brings together an Arab artist and an international artist to collaborate and record an original fusion song meshing two or more unique genres of music. The week Nancy appeared on the show, Oriental Music met Flamenco Music as Nancy Ajram met Jose Galves who comes from a pure Gypsy Spanish tradition. They came together to create a fusion where Oriental Pop met Spanish Flamenco music.

Here are some video clips of Nancy Ajram memorable performance on the show which aired in May 2012. For more on Coke Studio (Arabic Version) visit  https://www.youtube.com/user/CokeStudioBel3arabi

Nancy Ajram & Jose Galvez singing 'Haly Haly Hal' together in Spanish and Arabic:



Nancy Ajram's revamped/updated version of her classic hit "Lawn Oyounak" [The Color of Your Eyes].
Compare with the original version at http://youtu.be/PZyIdICb3Uk



Nancy Ajram singing the revamped version of 'Akhasmak Ah'
Compare with the original version at http://youtu.be/N-8Vz6jnGAE





Saturday, February 11, 2012

Podcast of Episode 4 of 'Arabology' Available Featuring Guest Ebtisam Abbasi Najork

Ebtisam Abbasi Najork was my special guest Arabology which aired on Feb 9, 2012  





The fourth episode of 'my radio show Arabology (aired live on Feb 9, 2012) features my exclusive interview with Jordanian-American philanthropist Ebtisam (Sam) Abbasi Najork who talks about Jordanian cuisine, Arabic music and her involvement with the Global Fund for Women.

The show also features exciting tracks by Charbel Rouhana, Tania Saleh, Nancy Ajram, Suhail Khoury, May Nasr, Toufic Farroukh, Rim Banna, Toot Ard توت ارض, Emel Mathlouthi. Amr Diab and others.


TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW 
PLEASE CLICK HERE



For more, see Sam's own Facebook Page/Group at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/fromsamskitchen/ 


Playlist for ArabologyThursday, 9 February 2012  4pm - 6pmDJ: Ramzi S.
ArtistTrackAlbum/Label
Toot ArdRuh BladiNuri Andaburi
Island Def Jam Digital Distribution
Diab, Amr'aref Habibi (You Know My Love)Album ReviewBanadeek Ta'ala (I'm Calling You, Come)
Laser
Mido Zahair (Feat Maryam Saleh)IslahatBeirut Hotel
LFP Les Fims Pelle'as

Rouhana, CharbelYa Ghosna NaqaAlbum ReviewArt of the Middle Eastern Oud
Arc Music Inc.
Hamze, DarineYa zahratan fi khayaliBeirut Hotel
LFP Les Fims Pelle'as
Mathlouthi, EmelMa Lkit (Not Found)Album ReviewKelmti Horra
World Village
Ajram, NancyMa 'andaksh Fikra (You Have No Idea)Sahret Tarab (A Night Of Ecstacy)
New Sound

Interview with Ebtisam Abbasi NajorkPart 1Arabology
KZSU

Nancy AjramAh w NosAh w Nos
Megamax/relax-in
Farroukh, TouficLili S'en FoutAlbum ReviewSahara Lounge
Putumayo World Music

Interview with Ebtisam Abbasi NajorkPart 2Arabology
KZSU

Banna, RimKarmal Al-Ruh (Wind Of Karmel)Album ReviewAl-Rawa'i (Greatest Hits)
Laser
Nasr, MayBaytik ya NajwaLil Ghali
May Nasr
Banna, RimMa Lik (What's With You?)Album ReviewAl-Rawa'i (Greatest Hits)
Laser
Saleh, TaniaWehde (Unity)Album ReviewWehde
Forward Music

Khoury, SuhailRaqs (Dance)Album ReviewAl-Quds Ba'd Muntasif Al-Layl (Jerusalem After Midnight)
Edward Said National Conservatory Of Music & Birzeit University

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