Showing posts with label dabke. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dabke. Show all posts

Sunday, March 3, 2019

47Soul in Concert in San Francisco on March 13 (Promo ft El Far3i)

Don't miss 47Soul live in concert at Slim's in San Francisco on March 13, 2019 at 8 pm PST.  For info and tickets, please go to THIS LINK.

Here is an excerpt from my forthcoming Arabology interview with 47Soul band member Tareq Abu Kwaik (El Far3i) in which he discusses the group and promotes the upcoming concert at Slim's in San Francisco (listen below or at

47SOUL is an Electro Arabic Dabke (Shamstep) band formed in Amman Jordan in 2013.

The current lineup includes: Z the People (vocals & synths) El Far3i (darbouka, Mc/Vocals) Walaa Sbeit (percussion, Mc/vocals) El Jehaz (guitar & vocals).

For tickets to the San Francisco concert on March 13, 2019 please go to:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Podcast from Arabology (Epsiode 8, March 8, 12) Available ft. Interview with Ahmed Benchemsi, More

The 8th episode of 'Arabology' (March 8, 2012) features personal interview with Ahmed Benchemsi, visiting scholar at Stanford University's Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and publisher and editor of Morocco's two best-selling newsweeklies TelQuel (French) and Nishan (Arabic), which he founded in 2001 and 2006, respectively. Ahmed's magazines have been repeatedly cited by major media such as CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and more, as strong advocates of democracy and secularism in the Middle East and North Africa.

Show also includes interview with Dabke dancer/trainer/singer Ayman El Saabi (who sings live on the show) plus a discussion with Stanford student of Arabic Joe Delgado.

This episode also features music by Mashrou' Leila (rare remix), Emel Mathlouthi, Tania Kassis (remix), Barry, Alabina and more.


DJ Ramzi (right) with Stanford student of Arabic Joe Delgado 

Dabke trainer/dancer/singer Ayman El Saabi

With Ahmed Benchemsi, Visiting Scholar, blogger at Stanford

Ahmed Benchemsi of Stanford's Program on Arab Reform and Democracy 

Playlist for ArabologyThursday, 8 March 2012  4pm - 6pmDJ: Ramzi S.

Mashrou LeilaEmbembelela7N/A
Diab, AmrTagrua Wa-'addet (Trial And Error?)Album ReviewBanadeek Ta'ala (I'm Calling You, Come)
Kassis, TaniaChou Ma Sar (Techno Remix By Jad Mhanna & Chahé Cupélian)Album ReviewOriental Colors
Magnum Records International

Interview with Joseph DelgadoInterview Part 1Arabology
Ishtar AlabinaHabibi de Mis Amores (Habibi Ya Nour El Ein)The Alabina years
Ascot Music

Interview with Joseph DelgadoInterview Part 2Arabology
Ajram, NancySallim 'alayha (Greet Her)Album ReviewSahret Tarab (A Night Of Ecstacy)
New Sound
News ReportNews ReportKZSU News

Interview with Ayman El SaabiInterviewArabology
Sabah FakhriQaddoka El MayasMusical Enigma & Arabic Music Fascination
Tri Alliance Entertainments
Mathlouthi, EmelKelmti Horra (My Word Is Free)Album ReviewKelmti Horra
World Village

Interview with Ahmed BenchemsiInterview Part 1Arabology
OumDaym AllahStone 3
TelQuel/Sigma 2006

Interview with Ahmed BenchemsiInterview Part 2Arabology
BarryHchouma ya laarabSleeping System
TelQuel/Sigma 2006

Interview with Ahmed BenchemsiInterview Part 3Arabology
BarryEl KahlaSleeping System
TelQuel/Sigma 2006

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Beirut Duty Free Rocks Airport with Dabke Dance

Whilst the idea of a flash mob isn't a new thing, a Dabke / Hip-Hop flash mob in Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (Beirut Duty Free) at a time when the region is in flux is certainly a first.

On March 5th, 2011, passengers experienced something a little different. A flash mob performed a mix of Dabke and hip-hop to entertain and delight passengers and airport staff alike.

M&C Saatchi and Beirut Duty Free, created this vibrant event as part of their "Take Back More." campaign. The aim was to literally create a wonderful memory of Lebanon that passengers could take with them on their journey.

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

Watch full talk at This audio-visual talk by Stanford Lecturer + Arabology program host Dr. Ramzi Salti was pre...