Showing posts with label Tania Kassis. Show all posts
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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

Watch full talk at https://youtu.be/LzAaUrZEq8k

This audio-visual talk by Stanford Lecturer + Arabology program host Dr. Ramzi Salti was presented for the Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Fellowship program (Stanford Global Studies) in September 2020. 

You can watch the complete talk below or at https://youtu.be/LzAaUrZEq8k



Lecture includes the following segments:
1. Intro by Denise Geraci, Ph.D. (0:00
2. Intro by Dr. Ramzi Salti (01:49
3. Fairuz (17:38-25:00
4. Talia Lahoud (25:01-27:59
5. Tania Kassis (28:49-31:18
6. Mike Massy (31:18-35:24
7. Yasmine Hamdan (35:24-40:03
8. Tania Saleh (40:03-41:52
9. Zeid Hamdan (41:52-45:06
10. Fareeq El Atrash (45:06-47:20
11. Mashrou Leila (47:20-52:27
Artwork by Tamer Al Ahmar

Description: For years, certain Lebanese indie/alternative musicians have attempted to broach themes of socio-economic injustice, corruption, and politics in their work--a prophetic fact that may have much to inform recent events in Lebanon where the capital has been rocked by one of the most violent tragedies in recent memory. By showcasing some of Beirut's most talented indie/alternative musicians, the aim of this talk is to remind us of the role that music can play in helping us to heal and rebuild. 

About Dr. Ramzi Salti: Born in 1966 in Lebanon, he completed his high school education in Jordan in 1983 before moving to the United States where, in 1997, he earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Arabic, French, English) from UC Riverside. Since 1999, he has been a full-time Lecturer at Stanford University where he also authors his own blog and hosts a radio program/podcast titled Arabology--which airs on KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM. Podcasts are available at https://soundcloud.com/arabology

You can watch the complete talk below or at https://youtu.be/LzAaUrZEq8k







Sunday, August 16, 2020

Video of Ramzi Salti's Talk about Lebanese Music (Sijal Institue, Aug 2020) Now Available

Video at https://youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM; artwork by Tamer Al Ahmar

The video recording of Dr. Ramzi Salti's Aug 13 talk about the way in which certain Lebanese songs/musicians can empower/heal us during these catastrophic times is now available online.  You can watch below or at youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM



To watch the video, please go to: https://youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM

Title: Tribute to Lebanese Music from Fairuz to Mashrou Leila

Description: For years, certain Lebanese indie/alternative musicians have attempted to broach themes of socio-economic injustice, corruption, and politics in their work--a prophetic fact that may have much to inform recent events in Lebanon where the capital has been rocked by one of the most violent tragedies in recent memory. By showcasing some of Beirut's most talented indie/alternative musicians, the aim of this talk is remind us of the role that music can play in helping us heal and rebuild the country.

Info: This audio-visual lecture by was recorded by Zoom on Thursday, August 13, 2020 and was presented in conjunction with Sijal Institute in Amman, Jordan. No images/names of attendees appear in this video except where a participant has granted permission. 

List of highlighted songs and Musicians (click on time below to move to that section):
  • 00:00 Introduction by Katy W. of Sijal Institute (Amman, Jordan) 
  • 02:19 Introduction by Ramzi Salti 
  • 13:33 Fairuz: Ya Hawa Beirut 
  • 15:42 Talia Lahoud: Li-Beirut 
  • 18:38 Yasmine Hamadan 
  • 21:52 Mashrou Leila 
  • 24:58 Tania Saleh 
  • 29:46 Zeid Hamdan 
  • 35:40 Mike Massy 
  • 38:23 Tania Kassis 
  • 41:31 Fareeq El Atrash 
  • 43:59 Naima Shalhoub 
  • 46:00 Discussion: Helping Lebanon (includes donation sites)
  • 54:24 Q and A Session
Artwork by Jordanian artist Tamer Al Ahmar: Click here for his Insta Page
Sijal Institute Website: Sijal Website

To watch the video , go to this link: https://youtu.be/pOU8RfC7bUM

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Arabology Podcast Available (Feb 10, 2015)



Arabology 9.5 aired on Feb 10, 2015.  Show spotlighted and discussed the Lebanese indie/alternative music scene + interview with Nicolas Chalhoub whose CD is currently topping the Virgin Megastore charts in Beirut.

Listen below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology95




Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nov 29 'Arabology' Podcast ft Arabic Music + Poetry + Imed Alibi Segment + Sabah Tribute

This 'Arabology' episode aired on November 29, 2014 and featured alternative/indie Arabic songs, poetry (translated) + instrumentals along with commentary, in English, by Dr. Ramzi Salti. Featured spotlight on Suad Bushnaq, segment by Imed Alibi highlighting his 'Safar' CD and a tribute to Sabah and Said Aql--both of whom passed away this month.



Playlist for this show:

Playlist for ArabologySaturday, 29 November 2014  10pm - midnightDJ: Ramzi S.
ArtistTrackAlbum/Label
MeenMaqbaret Al Ahlam [Graveyard of Dreams]3arouset Bkeseen
Fouad and Toni Yammine
Saleh, TaniaShe Doesn’t Love You [Hiya La Touhibbuka]Album ReviewA Few Images [Shwayit Souwar]
Valley Entertainment Inc
Massy, Mike (ft Fadia Tomb El-Hage)Ajibtou Minka Wa Minni (Poem by Al-Hallaj)Naseej
Mike Massy & Sary-Ayad Khalife
Lammam, EliasLamsat RuhAlbum ReviewSelsebil
Elias Lammam
Kassis, TaniaWataniLive at l'Olympia
Tania Kassis
Mashrou' LeilaAna W Ana [Us and Them]Iandiequalus
Various Artists / Ana Corberó
Rim BannaBreak Your FearsAlbum ReviewSongs From A Stolen Spring
Valley Entertainment Inc
SaadEnty Baghya WahadSuper Hits 2014
Various Artists
Hamdan, YasmineNediya (A. Turk Ancient Love Radio Edir)Ya Nass (Remixes) [Vol. 2] EP
Crammed Discs
JadalWahde BteshbahekCoke Studio
Jadal/Coke Studio
Badarneh, KamelBambino Remix (ft Lili Boniche)Single
Kamel Badarneh
Younan, Faya + RihanLi-biladi [For Our Countries]Single
Faya + Rihan Younan
Alsarah & The NubatonesOud SoloAlbum ReviewSilt
Wonderwheel Recordings
Saba, YoumnaMadd W Jazr [Ebb and Flow]Njoum
Youmna Saba
Alsarah & The NubatonesHabibi Taal (Come Lover)Album ReviewSilt
Wonderwheel Recordings
Interview with Imed AlibiImed Alibi Highlights his 'Safar' CDArabology
KZSU
Alibi, ImedPour Quelques Dinars De PlusAlbum ReviewSafar
Irl Music Consultants
Alibi, ImedBounawaraAlbum ReviewSafar
Irl Music Consultants
Alibi, ImedFanfare D'alexandrieAlbum ReviewSafar
Irl Music Consultants
Alibi, ImedMaknassyAlbum ReviewSafar
Irl Music Consultants
Alibi, ImedNafassAlbum ReviewSafar
Irl Music Consultants
Alibi, ImedMhdAlbum ReviewSafar
Irl Music Consultants
Alibi, ImedBalkani ConnexionAlbum ReviewSafar
Irl Music Consultants
Alibi, ImedStaring At The SandAlbum ReviewSafar
Irl Music Consultants
Ancient FutureYearning For The WindAlbum ReviewYearning For The Wind
Ancient-Future.Com Records
Bushnaq, SuadLamma Bada YatathannaSingle
Suad Bushnaq
Tribute To Said Akl and SabahIn MemoriamArabology
KZSU
SabahTaala We Tetaamar Ya DarCocktail from Lebanon
Voix de l'Orient

Listen to this show at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-83-indie-arabic-music-imed-alibi-segment-sabah-tribute

Sunday, February 16, 2014

'One Lebanon' Concert and Project Promote Unity in Lebanon



ONE LEBANON is an apolitical cultural movement gathering people who believe in the importance of unity. Its proclaimed mission is to positively influence the collective attitude of today’s Lebanese by creating various cultural activities and exchange of experiences within an atmosphere of respect, reconciliation, peace and unity.

ONE LEBANON's concert, which took place on Feb 1, 2014, gathered more than 20 Lebanese celebrities from different artistic styles and backgrounds, sharing for the first time the same stage to spread One message with One voice: that of national belonging.  Artists included Aline Lahoud, Anthony Touma, Brigitte Yaghi, Carlos Azar, Elsy Ferneini, Fadi el Khatib, Georges Khabbaz, Hisham el Hage, Maguy Bou Ghosn, Marwan Khoury, Michel Abou Sleiman, Michel Fadel, Mike Massy, Nemr Abou Nassar, Nicolas Mouawad, Rahaf Abdallah, Tania Kassis, Tony Abou Jaoude and Zeina Daccache. With the participation of Mn el Ekher (rappers) & The Coolcumbers

Funds raised from the sales of tickets are channeled for the implementation of civic outreach programs in public and private schools as well as in other educational institutions.

Concert Highlights below or at http://youtu.be/cr5OFCglTsU



Watch this teaser from the concert below or at http://youtu.be/xKhbJw-BrNA



MESSAGES FROM PARTCIPATING ARTISTS at http://youtu.be/pshq-MaZUt8



MESSAGE FROM MIKE MASSY AT http://youtu.be/lbHhb8Adad0



MESSAGE FROM ALINE LAHOUD AT http://youtu.be/dm6xZL3RXnE



For more info:

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Top 30 alternative/indie Arabic Songs of 2013 Featured on Dec 20 'Arabology' Podcast

This year-end episode of 'Arabology' (aired Dec 20) showcases and discusses the Top 30 alternative/indie Arabic songs of 2013 along with exclusive shout-outs by some of the artists whose music is featured, including Tania Kassis, Tania Saleh, Hamed Sinno [Mashrou' Leila], Yassir Chadly, Yasmine Hamdan, May Nasr, Eliyahu Sills, Rania Kurdi, DAM, Mike Massy, and Omar Offendum.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the arrow below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s6-epsiode-11



Top 30 Songs 2013 for Arabology 20 Dec 2013 DJ: Ramzi S.
(Artist/Track/Album/Label)

1.  Massar Egbari/ Iqra2 El Khabar/ Iqra2 El Khabar/ Massar Egbari
2.  Akher Zephir/ Akherto Lahn Hazin/ Counter Culture/ Eka3
3.  Mashrou' Leila/ Abdo/ Raasuk/ Mashrou' Leila Preceded by message from Hamed Sinno
4.  Sadat & Alaa Fifty Cent/ Five Pound Credit/ Generation Bass/ Six Degrees Records 
5.  Hello, Psychaleppo!/ Tobayabooya/ Gool L'Ah/ Samer Saem Eldahr
6.  Abdulrahman Mohammad/ Asabaki 3ishq/ Abdulrahman Mohammed
7.  Omeima El Khalil,/ Shab Y Sabiyeh/ Ya/ Forward Music 
8.  Ensemble Ibn Arabi/ Her Words Bring Me to Life Again/Arabo-Andalusian Sufi Songs/ Long Distance France
9.  DAM/ If I Could Go Back In Time/ Debke On The Moon/ DAM Preceded by message from DAM
10. Stormtrap/ Taht El Agal/ Stormtrap/Stormtrap Asfeh
11. Elepheel+Edd Abbas+Lipos/ Master Cosmic Spy/ Tripnol/ Edd Abbas/Lipos/Elepheel
12. Jadal/ Fe Nabd Ana Has/ El Makina/ Mahmoud Radaideh
13. Rania Kurdi/ Ana Ana/ Sasha Abi Najmeh/ Rania Kurdi Preceded by message from Rania Kurdi
14. Michelle & Noel Keserwany/ Jagal El USEK/ Jagal El USEK/ Keserwany
15. Tania Kassis/ Ounchoudat Bayrout/ Oriental Colors/ Magnum Records Preceded by message from Tania Kassis
16. Zeid Hamdan/ Asfeh (Acoustic)/ Single/ Lebanese Undergroud
17. Mike Massy/ Ya 3achikat Al Ward/ Ya Zaman/  Falak Productions Preceded by message from Mike Massy
18. Jowan Safadi & Haya Zaatry/ Ji2tu ila Ahli/ Ghanni 3n Al-Taareef/ Ghanni.net
19. Ziyad Sahhab/ Kaza Kitab/ Keep On Singing/ Forward Music
20. Tania Saleh/ Hashishet Albi (Live)/ Live At Drm/ Forward Music Preceded by message from Tania Saleh
21. Labess/ El Kass Yadour/ Identite/ Needlepoint Records
22. Khaled/ Laila/ C'est La Vie/ Universal Music France
23. Rachid Taha/ Now Or Never/ Zoom/ Naive
24. Omar Offendum/ The Arab Speaks of Rivers & Finjan/ Syrianamericana/ Cosher Ink Preceded by message from Omar Offendum
25. Yassir Chadly/ Bil Mustapha/ Asheeq Zeen/ Yassir Chadly Preceded by message from Yassir Chadly
26. Khaled Aljaramani/ Farah/ Athar/ Institut Du Monde Arabe & Harmonia Mundi
27. Mohamed Abozekry and  Heejaz/ Sur La Route/ Chaos/ Neonovo
28. Eliyahu & The Qadim Ensemble/ Maghrebi/ Eastern Wind/ Self Release Preceded by message from Eliyahu Sills
29. May Nasr/ Ouhibuka (Lyrics by Ghada Samman)/ Single/ May Nasr Preceded by message from May Nasr
30. Yasmine Hamdan/ Nediya/ Ya Nass/ Crammed Discs Preceded by message from Yasmine Hamdan

'Arabology' is a weekly radio program, currently in its sixth 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. Previous Podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/sets


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tania Kassis: Live at l'Olympia in Paris (DVD)

New DVD: Tania Kassis at l'Olympia
Lebanese singer Tania Kassis--who made a splash a few years ago by recording her 'Islamo-Christian Ave' in which she mixed the 'Ave Maria' with the Muslim call to prayer-- has just released an elegant DVD of her memorable concert at l'Olympia Paris in 2012 where she performed a variety of songs in Arabic, French, English and Spanish to a sold-out audience.

The DVD which is titled 'Tania Kassis" Live at l'Olympia' is available for sale as a set along with a CD of the concert at Lebanon's Virgin Megastores all branches as well as on Tania Kassis' official website www.taniakassis.com (worldwide delivery).

Here is a performance from that DVD in which Tania Kassis mixes LA CUMPARSITA with AATINI EL NAYA اعطني الناي وغنّ (lyrics by Kahlil Gibran) http://youtu.be/FfxJpm8z_-I


Here is the closing number from the concert--a song titled 'Trabak Ya Libnan' that is composed by Elias Rahbani (http://youtu.be/SITCPGnIYrg):



For more samples and info see http://www.youtube.com/user/taniak6
To purchase the DVD/CD set, see this link


DVD Track Listing:
Includes special guest: French-Lebanese singer Jhony Maalouf.

1. J’AI DEUX AMOURS (Music: Vincent Scotto, Lyrics: Koger Geo, Henri Vantard)

2. OUNCHOUDAT BAYROUT (Music & Arrangement: Fabrice Mantegna, Lyrics: Ahmad Abed el Nabeh)

3. ALBI DALILI (Music : Mohamed el Kassabguy, Lyrics: Abou el Séoud el Ibari)

4. I BELIEVE (with Jhony Maalouf) (Music & Lyrics: Eric Levi)

5. CHOU MA SAR (Music & Arrangement: Jad Mhanna, Lyrics: Ahmad Abdel Nabeh)

6. LA CUMPARSITA / AATINI EL NAYA (Music: Rodriguez Gerard O Matos / Najib Hankash
Lyrics: Enrique Predro Maroni, Pascual Contursi / Gibran Khalil Gibran, Arrangement: Tania Kassis)

7. LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG (Music: Michel Legrand, Lyrics : Jacques Demy)

8. YOU RAISE ME UP (Jhony Maalouf) (Music & Arrangement: Rolf Lovland, Lyrics: Joseph Graham Brendan)

9. ISLAMO-CHRISTIAN AVE (with Maen Zakaria & Mahmoud Massaad) (Music: Giulio Caccini
Arrangement: Tania Kassis & Michel Fadel)

10. TAQASIM

11. JERUSALEM (Music & Lyrics: Tania Kassis, Arrangement: Tania Kassis & Nagib Saab)

12. ONE LAST DANCE (Music & Arrangement: Michel & Olivier Leclerc, Lyrics: Tania Kassis)

13. L’AMOUR EST UN TANGO (Music & Arrangement: Michel Fadel, Lyrics: Tania Kassis)

14. YA HABIBI TAALA (Music: Farid El Atrach, Lyrics: Ahmed Galal)

15. PADAM PADAM (Music: Norbert Glanzberg,
Lyrics: Henri Contet)

16. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (with Jhony Maalouf)(Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics: Michael Philip Batt, Charles Clinton, Ilson Hart, Richard Henry Zachary Stilgoe)

17. TRABAK YA LEBNAN (Music & Lyrics: Elias Rahbani)

Recorded Live on October 19, 2012.
Release Date: May 2013.

For more samples and info see http://www.youtube.com/user/taniak6
To purchase the DVD/CD set, see this link

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tania Kassis Live at Forum de Beyrouth, Lebanon (April 12, 2013)



After her big success at l'OLYMPIA in Paris and a wonderful Christmas concert at the Lebanese Presidential Palace, TANIA KASSIS will present on Friday April 12 2013 a unique concert at the Forum de Beyrouth.

On the eve of April 13 TANIA KASSIS' concert will be a mirror-image of the concert offered in Paris, at the Olympia Hall, on October 19, 2012.  She will be sharing the stage with Jhony Maalouf (who became popular in Europe through "The Voice" TV program on French TV) for some memorable duets.

"Tania Kassis live at l'Olympia" new CD/DVD will be released after the concert.

Tickets are now on sale at Virgin Megastore (Lebanon) and online: http://www.ticketingboxoffice.com/tania-kassis-tickets/event/6502.  Hotline (in Lebanon): 76-862865

Monday, December 10, 2012

Arabology Season Finale Podcast Counts Down Top 20 'Alternative' Arabic Musical Artists of 2012

The 3rd Season Finale of 'Arabology'--hosted by Dr. Ramzi Salti, Lecturer at Stanford University, counts down the Top 20 'Alternative' Arabic Artists of 2012 including Mashrou' Leila, Rim Banna, Omeima El Khalil, Zeid Hamdan, Tania Saleh, Mike Massy, Natacha Atlas, Hana Malhas, Jadal, Yasmine Hamdan, Tania Kassis, Jowan Safadi, more. This episode is hosted by DJ Ramzi and guest host Mohammed El Jurf (pic below).






PLAYLIST (Artist/ Track/ Album/Label)
20. Safadi, Jowan/ A3ish Hayati (Live My Life) & Kul El Banat (All the Girls)/ Namroud/ Eka3
19. Massy, Mike/ Ya Zaman/ Ya Zaman/ Falak Productions
18. Jadal/ Bye Bye Azizi/ Single/ Forward Music
17. Natacha Atlas/ Taalet/ Paleo 2012/ Disques Office
16. Banna, Rim & Henrik Koitzsch/ Wait for Me (Intazirini)/ This Was Not My Story/ Un Mundo Mejor
15. Trio Joubran/ Nawwar/ Paleo 2012/ Disques Office
14. Maraka, Aziz/ Possessed/ Master Copy/ Cd Baby
13. Mathlouthi, Emel/ Ma Lkit (Remix)/ Kelmti Horra/ World Village
12. Kassis, Tania/ Chou Ma Sar (Remix Mhanna & Cupélian)/ Oriental Colors/ Magnum Recs Intl
11. Saleh, Tania/ Hsebak/ Radio Beirut/ Galileo Music Communication Gmbh / Ioda
10. Hamdan, Zeid/ La Repetition/ Beirut Hotel (Soundtrack)/ Lfp Les Films Pelléas
9. Ayoub, Elizabeth/ Habibi/ Oceanos Y Lunas/ Four Quarters Entertainment
8. Hamdan, Yasmine/ Beirut/ Yasmine Hamdan/ Kwaidan Records
7. Offendum, Omar/ The Arab Speaks Of Rivers/ Syrianamericana/ Cosher Ink, Llc
6. Dam/ Mali Huriye (I Don't Have Freedom)/ Ihda'/ Redcircle Music
5. Aburedwan, Ramzi/ Tahrir (Liberation)/ Reflections Of Palestine/ Riverboat Records
4. Maryam/ Watan El Akk/ Mosh Baghani/ Cd Baby
3. Malhas, Hana (ft Yazan Al Rousan)/ Trooh/ Shapeshift/ Hana Malhas
2. Mashrou' Leila/ Fasateen/ Mashrou' Leila/ B-Root Productions
1. El Khalil, Omeima/ Ouhibbouka Akthar/ Ya/ Forward Music





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

Watch full talk at https://youtu.be/LzAaUrZEq8k This audio-visual talk by Stanford Lecturer + Arabology program host Dr. Ramzi Salti was pre...