Showing posts with label arabic versions of songs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label arabic versions of songs. Show all posts

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Hustle features Lebanese American singer Mayssa Karaa's Arabic version of 'White Rabbit'--the iconic song that was originally made famous by Jefferson Airplane during the late sixties.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' http://youtu.be/mAJ4-Ey7jBM



Compare Mayssa Karaa's version to the original song by Jeffesron Airplane http://youtu.be/WANNqr-vcx0



Mayssa Karaa singing 'White Rabbit' in Arabic http://youtu.be/azFM1gyDbpk



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  http://youtu.be/8pOtYUu8kq4


Mayssa Karaa Sings Emta Ha Ta3raf (Asmahan) http://youtu.be/4JauOoAzKlE



Mayssa Karaa Sings Ya Habibi taala (Asmahan) http://youtu.be/um_zJHP9sgw


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Friday, January 24, 2014

Jan 23 Podcast Spotlights New Arabic Versions of Classic Songs

Dr. Ramzi Salti hosts 'Arabology'
The Jan 23, 2014 Arabology Podcast spotlights spotlights Arabic versions of Western songs and new, revamped versions of old Arabic classics.

You can listen to the podcast below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s7-episode-2-classic



Below is the playlist for Arabology Thurs, 23 Jan 2014 4-6 pm DJ: Ramzi S
Each song in followed by the name of the artist who originally recorded that song.

ARABIC VERSIONS OF WESTERN SONGS
1. Rachid Taha/ Now Or Never/ Zoom/ Naive [Elvis Presley]
2. Mashrou' Leila/ Ghadan Yawmon Afda/ Mashrou' Leila [The Gorillaz]
3. Sofia Marikh/ Tahwak/ Tahwak/ Rotana [Barbra Streisand]
4. Mariem Labidi/ La Ma Twade3nish/ Labidi [Jacques Brel]
5. Faudel/ Bambino/ Bled Memory/ Mercury (France) [Dalida]
6. Ramy Ayash & Abir Nehme/ Belaaks/ Riachi [Lila Downs, Cake]
7. Jowan Safadi + Samak/ Mahbalni/ Safadi [Nirvana]

NEW VERSIONS OF ARABIC CLASSICS
8. Jadal/ Al-Tobah/ Arabic Rocks/ Forward Music [Abdel Halim Hafez]
9. Khalas/ Ala Remshi/ Arabic Rock Orchestra/ Zidani [Wadi El Safi]
10. Omar Offendum/ Finjan/ Syrianamericana/ Cosher Ink, Llc [Abdel Halim Hafez]
11. Tania Saleh/ Tmanta'sh Moulaya/ Wehde/ Forward Music [Samira Tawfiq]
12. Heba Al Mansoury and Zeid Hamdan/ Ahwak/ Lebanese Underground [Fairuz]
13. Yasmine Hamdan/ La Mouch/ Ya Nass/ Crammed Discs [M. Abdel Wahab]
14. Darine Hamze/ Ya Zahratan Fi Khayali/ Beirut Hotel/ Lfp Pelléas [M. Abdel Wahab]
15. Dany Baladi/ Ya Jarata/ Zeid Hamdan [Nazim El Ghazali]
16. Watcha Clan/ Osfour/ Rough Guide Mediterranean/ WMN [Oumeima El Khalil]
17. Mohamed Zohair Ammar/ Ya habibi Taala/ MZA [Asmahan]
18. NO Blues/ Rageen Rambling/ Ya Dunya/ Continental Record Services [Fairuz]
19. Darine Hamze/ Saat Saat/ Beirut Hotel/ Lfp Pelléas [Sabah]
20. Maryam Saleh & Zeid Hamdan/ Nixon/ Single/ Lebanese Underground [Sheikh Imam]



'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. Previous Podcasts at soundcloud.com/arabology/sets

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hiba Tawaji Sings Arabic Version of 'Windmills of My Mind'



La Bidayi Wala Nihayi (The Windmills Of Your Mind) by Hiba Tawaji (http://youtu.be/-WUUq-hcOLc)
taken from Byblos International Festival's live performance(july2013) with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Volodimir Sirenks.
Lyrics: Mansour Rahbani
Music : Michel Legrand
Orchastration : Oussama Rahbani
Produced by: Ghadi & Oussama Rahbani
Directed By: Marwan Rahbani
Post Production: Kolja Digital Works



This is the official video, taken from Hiba Tawaji's Live concert performance at the Palais des Congres Dbayeh (November 2011). http://youtu.be/a_GynRtEdgg




Lyrics : Mansour Rahbani
Music : Michel Legrand
Orchestration, Adaptation : Oussama Rahbani

Here are the lyrics in Arabic to Hiba Tawaji's 'La Bidayi wala Nihayi' [No beginning or End] which is the Arabic version of 'The Windmills of Your Mind':

لا بداية و لا نهاية

ليش صيف السنة انتهى بسرعة واحمرت احراش الغار

والمرا اللى شعرا احمر متلن شعلانة بالنار

لا بداية ولا نهاية والوقت مارق غريب

متل مرورى بافكارك لحظة بتلمع و بتغيب


يا عصافير السهل الجايى تبشر بشتى تشرين

وجوه واسامى ببالى جدا يذكرنى لمين

الدنيى حلقة عم بتدور والقمر بالسما يدور


صيف السنة انطرنا القمر ع سطوح السهر تايطل

وهدينا عقارب الساعة خايفين الوقت ليفل

ما فى قوة بهالدنيى بتاخر هبوب الريح

شعرك والكرز واللوز باول الموسم تلويح


يا عصافير السهل الجايى تبشر بشتى تشرين

وجوه واسامى ببالى حدا يذكرنى لمين

الدنيى حلقة عم بتدور والقمر بالسما يدور

انت حولى وانا حولك فى شى جاذبنا ومندور

الصيف انتهى ماقلتلك شى بيزعل ليش زعلان

العشاق بتبقى اساميهن على الموج وع الشطئان

سامع متلى صوت الجرس مدرى بايا وديان


عم ينده لحدا ضايع بدو يدلو ع الايمان

مطرح صبيعك ع كتفى عم يحرقنى من ايام

يمكن لو بتبسلى المطرح تهدا اوجاعى وبنام


صيف السنة انتهى بسرعة و احمرت احراش الغار

والمرا اللى شعرا احمر متلن شعلانة بالنار

لا بداية ولا نهاية والوقت مارق غريب

وانا بتذكرنى وبغيب بمرق ببالك وبروح

مين بدو يداوي الجروح؟


HIBA TAWAJI BIO:
Hiba Tawaji was born on December 10, 1987, in Achrafieh-Beirut. Hiba is a Lebanese singer, actress, and director. She sings in Arabic, English & French and other languages, both oriental and occidental music.
She interprets different music styles such as oriental music, pop, jazz, Rnb, Opera ... as well as being a coloratura soprano with a four - octave vocal range.  She has admired Oussama Rahbani (producer, composer and son of the Music legend Mansour Rahbani) from a very young age, and always dreamt of meeting and working with him.

That dream came true in January of 2007, when she met Oussama and started a successful career alongside him. From 1990 and until 2005, Tawaji studied in Athenee de Beyrouth School, and got her French Baccalaureate in French literature. From 2002 until 2005, she took singing lessons and solfege at Ecole De Musique Ghassan Yammine.

She also took for many years private opera lessons with Galina Khaldeeva.

From 2007 and to the present day, she has been developing vocal techniques and interpretation with Lebanese producer and composer Oussama Rahbani. As well as taking vocal lessons with Lebanese singer and vocal coach Wadih Abi Raad & opera singer Nonna Manoyan.

From May 2010 until July 2010, she took vocal lessons with Emmy Award winner Gwen Conley in New York.  In that same period, she followed a three-month intensive acting workshop at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York.  In 2012 she followed a 4 week intensive musical theatre workshop at New York Film Academy in Manhattan.

Hiba Tawaji's Music videos :

2008 - Metl el rih - (Directed by Joe Bou Eid)

(Produced, Composed & orchestrated by Oussama Rahbani,

Lyrics by Mansour Rahbani, for the musical play "The return of the phoenix" )

2011 - Helm - ( Directed by Hiba tawaji)

(Produced, composed & orchestrasted by Oussama Rahbani,

Lyrics by Ghadi Rahbani, taken from the album "la bidayi w la nihayi")

2011 - 3al bal ya watanna - ( Directed by Hiba Tawaji )

(Produced, composed & orchestrasted by Oussama Rahbani,

Lyrics by Ghadi Rahbani, taken from the musical play & album "Don Quixote" by Marwan, Ghadi & Oussama Rahbani)

2011 - Machyi w ma baarif la weyn - (Directed by Marwan Rahbani )

(Produced, composed & orchestrasted by Oussama Rahbani,

Lyrics by Ghadi Rahbani, taken from the stage performance in the musical play "Don Quixote" by Marwan, Ghadi & Oussama Rahbani)

2011 - Min elli byekhtar -(Directed by Marwan Rahbani)

(Produced, composed & orchestrasted by Oussama Rahbani,

Lyrics by Ghadi Rahbani, taken from the stage performance in the musical play "Don Quixote" by Marwan, Ghadi & Oussama Rahbani)

2011 - Elli ya habibi oul -(Directed by Marwan Rahbani)

(Produced, composed & orchestrasted by Oussama Rahbani,

Lyrics by Ghadi Rahbani, taken from the stage performance in the musical play "Don Quixote" by Marwan, Ghadi & Oussama Rahbani)

2011 - Lamouni ktir -(Directed by Marwan Rahbani)

(Produced, composed & orchestrasted by Oussama Rahbani,

Lyrics by Ghadi Rahbani, taken from the stage performance in the musical play "Don Quixote" by Marwan, Ghadi & Oussama Rahbani)

2011 - Kassik ya madini -(Directed by Marwan Rahbani)

(Produced, composed & orchestrasted by Oussama Rahbani,

lyrics by Ghadi Rahbani, taken from the stage performance in the musical play "Don Quixote" by Marwan, Ghadi & Oussama Rahbani)

2013 - La bidayi wala nihayi - (Directed by Elie Abi Aad)

(Produced & re-orchestrasted by Oussama Rahbani, Music by Michel Legrand, Lyrics by Mansour Rahbani, taken from the concert "La bidayi wala nihayi" - performed at the Palais des Congres in November 2011)
2013 - La bidayi wala nihayi - (Directed by Marwan Rahbani)

(Produced & re-orchestrasted by Oussama Rahbani, Music by Michel Legrand, Lyrics by Mansour Rahbani, taken from the live performance in Abu Dhabi festival 2013)

- Albums :
2009 - Sayf 840 (Higlights & The complete version) by Mansour Rahbani
2011 - La bidayi wala nihayi (Oussama Rahbani feat. Hiba Tawaji)
2011 - Don Quixote ( by Oussama Rahbani)

- Musicals :
2008 - Byblos festival :
"The return of the phoenix" by Oussama Rahbani
2008 - Dubai :
"The return of the phoenix" by Oussama Rahbani
2008 - 2009 : Casino du liban :
"The return of the phoenix" by Oussama Rahbani
2009 - Byblos festival :
"Sayf 840" by Mansour Rahbani
2009 -2010 : Casino du liban :
"Sayf 840" by Mansour Rahbani
2010 - Qatar :
"Moulouk Al Tawaef" by Mansour Rahbani
2011 - Byblos festival :
"Don Quixote" by Marwan, Ghadi & Oussama Rahbani

- Concerts :
March 2011 - Abu Dhabi festival - "An evening with Oussama Rahbani", Zaha Hadid Pavillion, Oussama Rahbani feat. Hiba Tawaji & Wadih Abi Raad.

August 2011- Ehdeniyat festival:
"Oussama Rahbani feat. Hiba Tawaji & Wadih Abi Raad"

November 2011 - "La bidayi wala nihayi" - Palais des congres, Dbayeh, Lebanon - Oussama Rahbani featuring Hiba Tawaji & Wadih Abi Raad"

February 2012 - "Synergy" a symphonic poem by Oussama Rahbani. Conducted by Maestro Michel Khairallah, performed by The Lebanese Philharmonic orchestra, Hiba Tawaji : Soprano & the NDU choir

September 2012 - "Lana wa lakom al hayat" Concert, Gebran Tueini Foundation - Palais des Congres Dbayeh -

March 2013 - "Tribute to the Rahbanis" by Ghadi & Oussama Rahbani.

Abu Dhabi Festival -
With NSOU (National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine) conducted by Maestro Vladimir Sirenko, and Ghassan Saliba, Ronza, Fadia El Hajj, Simon Obeid, Nader Khoury, Elie Khayat.

July 2013 - "Rahbani Summer Night" by Ghadi & Oussama Rahbani.

Byblos International Festival -
With NSOU (National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine) conducted by Maestro Vladimir Sirenko, and Ghassan Saliba, Ronza, Simon Obeid, Nader Khoury, Elie Khayat.

- Awards :


2011 - BIAF (Beirut international award festival)

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