Showing posts with label Zeid Hamdan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zeid Hamdan. Show all posts

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Ramzi's Salti's PowerPoint Presentation: Music of the Arab Spring (English)

Dr. Ramzi Salti's PowerPoint Presentation about the Music of the Arab Spring (with embedded videos). Artwork by Jordanian artist Tamer Al-Ahmar.

  • Click on arrows at bottom left of each image to move forward/backward.
  • Click on icon on the bottom to enlarge/full screen.

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Video Highlights: Zeid Hamdan at Stanford University (Feb 2019)

Watch full video at https://youtu.be/lQ6IyxZnH2M

This video includes 48 minutes of highlights from Lebanese musician Zeid Hamdan's visit to Stanford University on Feb 19, 2019 where he gave two lectures--one in English, one in Arabic--performed live, and visited KZSU 90.1 FM where he was interviewed by Dr. Ramzi Salti for his Arabology radio show. All video clips/music in this visit are for Educational Purposes only.

You can watch the video below or at https://youtu.be/lQ6IyxZnH2M



You can also listen to Dr. Ramzi Salti's radio interview with Zeid Hamdan,below or at this link: https://soundcloud.com/arabology/zeidhamdan



PHOTOS FROM ZEID HAMDAN'S STANFORD VISIT:










Watch full video below or at https://youtu.be/lQ6IyxZnH2M





Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Interview with Zeid Hamdan at Stanford ft Rare Songs + Live Session

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/zeidhamdan

You can now listen to my interview with Zeid Hamdan--which was recorded/aired on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University) on Feb 20, 2019--below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/zeidhamdan



ABOUT THE INTERVIEW:
Stanford Lecturer + Arabology Radio Host Dr. Ramzi Salti interviews Lebanese songwriter/singer Zeid Hamdan, the music producer behind some of the most successful bands on the Lebanese and regional alternative scene. Interview also includes questions by Zalfa Rostom and Stanford student Jin Yun.

Zeid Hamdan at KZSU (Stanford University)

Stanford student Jin, Zeid Hamdan, Zalfa Rostom

Zeid Hamdan (left) with DJ Ramzi at KZSU Stanford

This interview focuses on Zeid Hamdan's musical journey and features rare song excerpts + a live session at the end in which Zeid Hamdan sings 3 acoustic songs live at KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University). 


Throughout this interview, Zeid Hamdan reminisces about his experiences with such artists and groups as Yasmine Hamdan + SoapKills (Arabic trip hop), The New Government (pop rock), Hiba Mansouri (Arabic trip hop), Kanjha Kora (Guineean Pop), Kazamada (Arabic electro pop) ft Tamer Abu Ghazaleh + Mahmoud Radaideh (Jadal) + Donia Massoud, Maryam Saleh (Arabic electro pop), Dany Baladi (Arabic electro pop), Maii Waleed, Marc Codsi, Zeid and the Wings (New Arabic pop), Marie Abou Khaled aka #Melmo, and Khaled Mouzannar (Capernaum soundtrack).

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/zeidhamdan
Zeid also discusses his arrest in July 2011 over a song deemed insulting to the Lebanese President where officials reportedly took exception to the lyrics: 'General go home'.

Zeid also discusses his collaboration with Khaled Mouzanar and Nadine Labaki on the soundtrack of the Oscar nominated Lebanese film #Capernaum.

Here are the songs/artists whose excerpts were featured during the show:

1. Balshti bosni (Abdel Wahab) by Soapkills
2. While u are rehearsing by Soapkills
3. Cheftak  by Soapkills
4. Yahoo by Soapkills
5. The New Government by The New Government
6. Ahwak (Zaki Nassif) by Hiba Mansouri
7. Andoude by Kandia Kora
8. General Suleiman by Zeid and the Wings
9. Hawel Ya Ghanam by Kazamada
10. Ayoub by Kazamada
11. Watan el Akk by Maryam Saleh + Zeid Hamdan
12. Nixon Baba (tribal mix) Maryam Saleh + Zeid Hamdan
13. Eslahat ,Maryam Saleh
14. Moga , by Maii Waleed + Zeid Hamdan
15. Ya Jarata (Nazem el Ghazali) by Dany Baladi
16. Allallah (Wadih el Safi) by Dany Baladi
17. Halawella (Ahmed Fouad Negm) by Maryam Saleh
18. Kermelak  by Marie Abou Khaled aka Melmo
19. Asfeh , Zeid and the wings
20. Embarquement Melo from Soundtrack of Roundtrip (Meyar AL Roumi)

LIVE acoustic session by Zeid Hamdan (Guitar, voice) features 3 tracks :

21. Nahr el mot , Zeid Hamdan
22. Mekdas w Abel Zeid Hamdan Zeid
23. Hkini , Zeid Hamdan

For more info on Zeid Hamdan see www.zeidhamdan.com/

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




Saturday, July 27, 2013

Maii Waleed's Collaboration with Zeid Hamdan Yields a New 'Moga' [Wave]

Maii Waleed Yassin


Maii Waleed Yassin is a singer , songwriter and guitarist from Alexandria, Egypt with a unique sound that combines Arabic lyrics with indie pop-rock music. Before launching her new CD Moga (in collaboration with musical genius Zeid Hamdan) Maii was part of an all-female heavy metal band called Mascara and was involved in Ahmad Abdalla’s film “Microphone.” 

Here is the title track from the album Moga by The Maii Waleed project featuring Perry Moataz on Bass Guitar and Maii Waleed : Song writing,Guitars and Vocals.

Maii Waleed / Moga http://youtu.be/Jjh2PksI8dE


Here is a track called 'Hasafer Baeed' with Zeid Hamdan (http://youtu.be/kaqHdgj8bBE):


Listen to the full album :https://soundcloud.com/maiiandzeid
Maii Waleed on Soundlcoud: https://soundcloud.com/user5051184
Read more about Maii at http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/bands-watch-maii-waleed-introduces-arabic-dream-pop

Friday, June 7, 2013

6/6 Arabology Podcast Spotlights Yasmine Hamdan

Download: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/68917

The first 90 min of the June 6, 2013 Arabology podcast feature a musical interview with Lebanese born singer/songwriter/actress Yasmine Hamdan who has redefined alternative Arabic music as part of Soapkills (with Zeid Hamdan) before working with Mirwais as YAS on the 'Arabology' album and eventually launching a solo career of her own. (Listen at http://snd.sc/12x7nUa or click on arrow below or download entire podcast at http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/68917)

The second part of this podcast (30 min) includes songs by Oumeima El Khalil, The Egyptian Project, Pangia, Rima Khcheich, El Far3i, El Ras. (Listen/download at http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/68917)





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





Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bluesy New Version of Nazem El Ghazali's 'Aqulu wa Qa Na7at اقول وقد ناحت' Recorded by Dany Baladi

In the series of minimal recordings , here is an amazing new version of Ya Jarata (Nazem el Ghazali) that has been recorded by Dany Baladi with the musical guidance of the one and only Zeid Hamdan. A guitar, a Bass, a RS 7000 Drum machine and a brilliant singer !


Here is the 'old' version by Nazem El Ghazali followed by the lyrics in Arabic:



اقول وقد ناحت / ابو فراس الحمداني

بصوت ناظم الغزالي 


أقولُ وقد ناحت بقربي حمامةٌ 

أيا جارتا لو تشعرينَ بحالي 


معاذَ الهوى ما ذقتِ طارقة النوى 

ولا خطرتْ منك الهمومُ ببالي 


أيا جارتا ما انصفَ الدهرُ بيننا 

تعالي أقاسِمْكِ الهمومَ تعالي 


أيضحكُ مأسورٌ وتبكي طليقةٌ 

ويسكتُ محزونٌ ويندبُ سالي 


لقد كنتُ أولى منكِ بالدمعِ مقلةً 

ولكنَّ دمعي في الحوادثِ غالي 


** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 


يابا ويلي ويلي يابا معلم على الصدعات قلبي 


قللي يا حلو منين الله جابك 

حَزّن جَرِجْ قلبي من عذابك 


جرح القلب من فرقاك خزّن 

ما حد مثلي بمحبوبه تمحّن 


هل هذا نصيبي وانجبر بيه 

لا آني أتوب ولا الله يهديه 


قللي يا حلو ش جابك عليّا 

كملت الألم والهمّ أذيّة 


وآني اللي جرحت ايدي بايديّا 


ريتك وانتا مغترّ بجمالك

Sunday, January 1, 2012

NPR Report on Music Scene in Iceland and LEBANON!

To listen to the report from the NPR Website (Dec 31, 2011) , go to this link then go to Minute 4:28:  m=1445266http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=144444523&85


You can also follow the transcript below (NPR All Rights Reserved)



Now, to Beirut, where our local music critic Sam is on the scene.

WAHAB: The first band I'm going to talk about is Adonis. These guys are a folk rock band who sing in Arabic.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DAW L BALADIYYI")

WAHAB: They just released a video of their single called "Daw L Baladiyyi," which means streetlight. And the good thing about the video is they take black and white photos of pre-civil war Lebanon and go to those exact same locations right now and they hold up the photo, and it's a nice contrast of where we were and where we are.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DAW L BALADIYYI")

WAHAB: So the next band I'm going to talk about is a group called Zeid and the Wings. They're a band that started last year and have released an album just recently called "Asfeh," which means the storm, which is also the title track of the album which you're listening to right now.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ASFEH")

WAHAB: An interesting thing about Zeid and the Wings is when you check out their album, you'll see that it's got everything from Arabic folk to reggae to rock and to electro. And the vocal harmonies, seeing as you have three female backup vocalists, it's a really nice mix.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ASFEH")

WAHAB: The last band we're going to talk about is called Lazzy Lung. And these guys are Lebanon's new rock alternative.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONSTANDBY")

WAHAB: So this Lazzy Lung track is called "Onstandby." Lazzy Lung is a really good radio-friendly pop band that actually has a message, and they sing in English. And that's very rare for most bands here in Lebanon.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONSTANDBY")

LAZZY LUNG: (Singing) Well, I got this thing I can't fix, and I don't know why. Seems I can't recall any of the night, oh why. Time wasted (unintelligible) again, oh, who's this here beside me? Oh, here we go again.

WAHAB: So Lazzy Lung recently won an award, and they'll be making their way to Los Angeles to meet with Capitol Records and represent Lebanon sometime next year. And they're definitely an incredible live band that, you know, you should watch out for.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONSTANDBY")

LUNG: (Singing) I got a girl got me going on, going on, going on...

SHEIR: That's the song "Onstandby" by Lazzy Lung, recommended to us by music writer Samir Wahab in Beirut, Lebanon.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONSTANDBY")

LUNG: (Singing) Going on...

SHEIR: You can hear this song and more pop music from Iceland and Lebanon at our website, npr.org.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONSTANDBY")

LUNG: (Singing) Left out again...

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Red Bull Music Academy in Beirut- Bass Camp


A documentary about the Redbull Music Academy held in Beirut during the spring. The RB Bass Camp brought an eclectic group of talented musicians and artists from all around the world together with established pioneers of the industry such as Jazzy B, Toufic Farroukh and Peter Zinovieff. 



Directed, shot and edited by:
Merass Sadek

Assistant Editor: 
Leah Magoye

Art Department:
Lamia Choucair
Fares Sokhn
Valentina Vera

Equipment:
Kurio

Thank you:
Fouad Karam
Zeid Hamdan

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Free Podcast: DJ Ramzi Premieres "Hi Keefak Ça Va" on KZSU 90.1 FM

DJ Ramzi Premieres "Hi Keefak Ça Va" on KZSU 90.1 FM
(Free Podcast Available)


PODCAST: The broadcast DEBUT of my own radio show "Hi Keefak Ça Va?" is finally available (in 3 Parts)! Please support me and show your love for Arabic music--old and new--by listening, tweeting, forwarding, sharing, and/or downloading at:

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/49915

Description: This tri-lingual greeting is the way most people say hello in Lebanon where Arabic, French and English are spoken daily. This show will thus showcase new music,mostly underground/alternative, in all 3 languages. The program premiered on March 1, 2011 and is hosted by Dr. Ramzi Salti of the African and Middle Eastern (AME) Languages and Literatures Program at Stanford University.

To listen/download, go to this link then click on the arrows on the bottom right of that page (right-click to save)

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/49915

PLAYLIST:

Artist/Track/Album/Label

PART 1
1. Ramy Ayach and Abeer Nehme/ Belaaks/Belaaks/Oreole Records
2. Natacha Atlas/ Ne Me Quitte Pas/Ayeshten/ Mantra/ Beggers Banquet
3. Charbel Rouhana/ Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?/ Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?/ Forward Music
4. Gorillaz/ Orig (excerpt)/ Clint Eastwood/ Virgin Records (Rap)
5. Mashrou' Leila/ Ghadan Yawmon Afdal/ Single/ Mashrou' Leila
6. Christophe/ Les Mots Bleus/ 20 Grands Succes/ Polygram
7. Amina/ Les Mots Bleus/ Annabi/ Universal Imports
8. Fayrouz/ Habbaytak bil sayf/ Very Best of Fairuz/ EMI
9. Jean-Francois Michel/ Coupable/ Jean Francois Michel/ JFM
10.Dalida/ Helwa ya baladi/ Paroles d'ailleurs/ Orlando
11. Zade/ Helweh ya baladi/ One Night in Jordan/ ONJ

PART 2
12. Yazan al-Rousan and Autostrad/ 'ayyat Fi 'l-Matar/Autostrad/Planet Records
13. Fairuz/ Nassam Alyana El hawa/ Safarbarlik/ Bint Al Haaris/EMI
14. Said Mrad/ Nassam Alayana El hawa/1001 Nights/ Music Moods
15. DJ Nader/ Nassam Aleyna El Hawa/ Hizzy for the Hips/ Level Up Records
16. Mashrou' Leila/ Fasateen/ Mashrou' Leila/ B-Root Productions
17. Bushra El-Turk/ Ta'atalat lughat al kalami [Words Fail]/ Single/ Unreleased
18. Tania Saleh/ L'jilou l'jadidou/ Tania Saleh/ EMI
19. El General/ Raes el Blad/ Single/ Unreleased
20. Ali The Son Of Abdul/ Magic Man/ Year Of The Satellite/ Bollywood Depiction
21. Amr Diab / Masr Alert/ Single/ Rotana

PART 3
22. Mounir El Shami/ Bghiik wallah/ Single/ Self-release
23. Rousan, Yazan/ Ihna Nhabasna/ Jeeran Music Volume 1/ Jeeran Music
24. Zeid Hamdan & the Wings/ General Suleiman/ Zeid & the Wings/ Lebanese Underground
25. Khaled/ Aicha / Sahra/ Island Records (World)
26. Outlandish/ Aicha/ Bread & Barrels Of Water/ Rca Victor/Bmg
27. Dudley, Anne and Coleman, Jaz/ Minarets and Memories/ Songs From the Victorious City/ Tvt Records
28. Patricia Kaas/ Quand j'ai peur de tout/ Rien ne s'arrete/ Columbia
29. Wust El Balad/ Qull Lil- Maliha (Tell The Maiden)/ Wust El Balad/ Melody Music
30. Rachid taha/ Rock El Casbah/ Rock El Casbah: The Best Of/ Wrasse Records
31. Pomegranates/ Venus / One Of Us/ Planetary Group
32. Amr Diab/ Masr Alet (Edit Version)/ Single/ Rotana
33. Charbel Rouhana/ Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?/ Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?/ Forward Music

Alternative Links:

For Part ONE, click here.

For Part TWO, click here.

For Part THREE, click here.

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Ramzi Salti's Arabology Radio Show Counts Down Top 20 Indie Arabic Songs of 2018

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