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Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Exclusive Interview with Tania Kassis aka La Soprano du Liban

My interview with Tania Kassis in Beirut July 2011

Tania Kassis aka 'La Soprano du Liban' is a Lebanese artist who quickly rose to international fame when she released a song titled the "Islamo-Christian Ave" over a year ago in which she recorded the Ave Maria and intermixed it with the "Shahada" (the Islamic call for prayer).  The result was an outstanding track that aimed to highlight the common message of peace in both Christianity and Islam.

Last year, Tania released her first album which she called Oriental Colors and which included such amazing tracks as "Ounchoudat Beirut," "Jerusalem" and "Chou Ma Sar."  The CD is available on iTunes, Amazon.fr, MySpace and through the artist's website www.taniakassis.com.  She has also been touring extensively and spreading her message of peace, love and hope all over the world.

During my recent to Beirut, Tania Kassis very graciously agreed to an interview with me in which she spoke about her music, her life, her artistic journey and her hopes for teh future.  The interview will be intermingled with clips from Tania's music and will air on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University) in the Fall of 2011.  In the emantime, I am giving readers of this blog exclusive access to the audio track from the interview which was conducted in July 2011 in Beirut, Lebanon.

Below are some pictures from my exclusive interview with Tania Kassis followed by Tania's video salute to Stanford University and KZSU listeners as well as video clips from Tania's spectacular repertoire of songs.

  My Exclusive Audio Interview with Tania Kassis by author30

























SAMPLE FROM THE REPERTOIRE OF TANIA KASSIS:



Friday, June 3, 2011

My June 2 Podcast includes interview with YouTube Instant Inventor Feross Aboukhadijeh + Streisand Classic in 3 Languages.


Feross at KZSU 90.1 FM with Ahmad Q live via Skype



THIS WEEK (June 2; Episode 12) includes interviews with the Syrian-American inventor of YouTube Instant Feross Aboukhadijeh and Ahmad Qousi who discusses the music scene in Jordan and plays great songs from there.  Additionally, this episode premieres the classic song "Woman in Love" in THREE languages.


Listen by going to the link below then clicking on the arrows to the bottom right of that page to download (or right click to save).
If the link above doesn't work for you, you can click on the links below to listen.


PLAYLIST
Artist/ Track/ Album/ Label

PART ONE:
1. Saleh, Tania/ Wehde (Unity)/ Wehde/ Forward Music
2. Interview with Ahmad Qousi from Jordan (thru end of show)
3. Marikh, Sophia/ Tahwak/ Tahwak/ Melody Arabia
4. Streisand, Barbra/ Woman in Love/ Guilty/ Sony
5. Mathieu, Mireille/ Une femme amoureuse/Mes plus belles emotions.Helena Canada
6. Interview with Feross Aboukhadijeh, inventor of YouTube Instant (continues in Part 2)
7. Sabah & Rola Saad/ Yana Yana/ Arabic Duets of the Decades/ Rotana

PART 2:
8. Interview with Feross Aboukhadijeh (continued)
9. Interview with Ahmad Qousi (continued)
10. Wassouf, George/ Kalaam El Nas/ Kalaam El Naas/ Rotana
11. Rum Band/ Ya Ruh/ Ya Ruh/ NA
12. Marcel; Khalife/ Ahinnu ila khubz ummi/ Best of Marcel Khalife/ EMI Arabia

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 26 Podcast of 'Hi Keefak Ca Va' ft. interview with Tareq Al-Samman

My May 26  Podcast is available already for free downloading.
Go to the link below then click on the arrows to the bottom right to download (or right click to save).


THIS WEEK May 26  (Episode 10): Includes great music from Lebanon and Syria, courtesy of special guest Tareq Al-Samman.

If the link above doesn't work for you, click on the links below to listen.

Part One:  CLICK HERE

Part Two:  CLICK HERE



PLAYLIST
Artist/ Track/ Album/ Label


PART 1:
1. Kulna Sawa/ Izaet Kilna Sawa/ Kulna Sawa/ NA
2. Kulna Sawa Sahra fi salon el Madame Kulna Sawa/ NA
3. Tareq Al-Samman Intro/ Interview/ KZSU 90.1 FM/ KZSU
4. Itar Sham3/ Matar/ Baytuna/ Incognito
5. Saleh, Tania/ Omar & Ali/ Wehde/ Forward Music
6. Rouhana, Charbel/ El Bent el chalabiya/ Rouhana/ EMI
7. Offendum, Omar/ Damascus/ Syrianamericana/ Cosher Ink, Llc
8. Chamamyan, Lena/ Cha'am/ The Collection/ Forward Music
9. Huwat, Sami & George Yamin/ La tis2alni 3an dini/ Single/ Unreleased
10. Ashour, Tamer/ Beit Kebeer (A Big House)/ Leayah Nazra (I Have A Point Of View)/ Rotana

PART 2:
11. Kulna Sawa/ Wayn A ramallah/ Kulna Sawa/ NA
12. Keren Ann/ Que N'ai-Je?/ Nolita/ Capitol Records Inc.
13. Cheba Djenet/ Jalouse (Jealous)/ Jalouse/ Funhouse Records
14. Rouhana, Charbel/ Hi, Keefak, Ca Va/ Hi Keefak Ca Va/ EMI
15. Itar Sham3/ Kazzab/ Baytuna/ Incognito
16. Salalem/ El Zol/ Jeeran/ Jeeran
17. Atlas, Natacha/ La Nuit Est Sur La Ville/ Mounqaliba: In A State Of Reversal/ Six Degrees Records
18. Saleh, Tania/ Shou (What?)/ Wehde/ Forward Music

Friday, May 13, 2011

Podcast from May 12, 2011 Hi Keefak Ca Va (Episode 8) Available


My May 12  Podcast is available already for free downloading.

Go to the link below then click on the arrows to the bottom right of that page to download (or right click to save).

THIS WEEK (Episode 8): Great new songs in Arabic, French and English; an interview with Stanford Arabic Librarian David Giovacchini and Stanford student of Arabic Michael Peddycoart.



If the link above doesn't work for you, click on the links below to listen.




PLAYLIST:


Artist/ Track/ Album/ Label

PART 1:
1. Bassil Moubayyed/ Kanoun Baghdadi/ Rough Guide Bellydance/ World Music Network
2. Hanine Y Son Cubano/ Arabo Cuban Improvisation/ 10908 km/ Warner
3. Ajram, Nancy/ Emta Hashoufak/ N7/ In Musica
4. Diad, Amr/ Qosad Ayni/ Laili ou Nhari/ Rotana
5. Kfoury, Wael & Nawal El Zoghbi/ Meen habibi ana/ Kfoury/ Classic Melodia
6. INTERVIEW WITH DAVID GIOVACCHINI (Stanford Arabic Librarian)
7. Ahl-i Nafs/ Shadow Dance/ Single/ Cutout
8. Hafez, Abdel Halim/ Beny Oubenak Eih/ Maweed Gharam/ EMI Music Arabia
9. Offendum, Omar/ The Arab Speaks Of Rivers/ Syrianamericana/Cosher Ink, Llc
10. Atlas, Natacha/ La Nuit Est Sur La Ville/ Mounqaliba: In A State Of Reversal/ Six Degrees Records
11. Lavoine, Marc & Souad Massi/ Paris/ Olympia Deuxmilletrois/ Barclay
12. INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL PEDDYCOART (Stanford Student in Arabic)
13. Mitwasi, Hani/ Ya Lora Hubbuki/ Khamrat Al Hob/ Hani Mitwasi


PART 2:
14. Chamamyan, Lena/ Lamma Bada Yatathana/ Best of Lena Chamamyan/ Forward Music
15. Club D'elf/ Bendir Done That/ Electric Moroccoland/ Face Pelt Records
16. Farroukh, Toufic/ Only Lonely/ Tootya/ O + Music
17. Saleh, Tania/ Slow Down/ Wehde/ Forward Music
18. Aswat/ Tayr Al-Wirwar/ Classical And Folkloric Arabic Music/ Self Release
19. Ayoub, Elizabeth/ Ya Oud/ Oceanos Y Lunas/ Four Quarters Entertainment
20. Dalida/ Comment L'Oublier/ Les Annees Orlando 08/ Orlando/Barclay/Polygram
21. Fayrouz/ El Bint El Chalabiya/ Eh, Fi Amal (Yes, There Is Hope)/ Fbe
22. Fernandez, Nilda/ Plus loin de ta rue/ Nilda Fernandez/ Diese Records
23. Cheb Tarik/ Emmenez-moi/ Single/ La Fa Mi Productions
24. El Khalil, Omeima/ Ouhibbouka Akthar/ Ya/ Forward Music



Saturday, May 7, 2011

My May 5 Podcast Available Ft. Exclusive Interview with Omar Offendum

The Podcast from my May 15 show "Hi, Keefak, Ça Va?" (Episode 7) is now available for free downloading.

Go to the link below then click on the arrows to the bottom right to download (or right click to save).


THIS WEEK (Episode 7): In addition to the usual music melange and commentary, this episode features an exclusive interview with Omar Offendum.  Also listen to "Autumn Leaves" in 3 languages as performed by Nat king Cole (English), Dalida (French), and Fairuz (Arabic).

If the link above doesn't work for you, click on the links below to listen:


PLAYLIST FOR EPISODE 7

Hi, Keefak, Ça Va? DJ: Ramzi S. Thurs, 05 May 2011 1600 - 18:00

Artist/ Track/ Album/ Label

PART 1:
1. Khcheich, Rima/ Falak/ Falak/ Jazz in Motion Records
2. Saleh, Tania Wehde (Unity)/ Wehde/ Forward Music
3. Rouhana, Charbel Coffee/ Dangerous/ Forward Music
4. Omar Offendum Interview Part 1 / KZSU 90.1 FM/ KZSU
5. Offendum, Omar/ The Arab Speaks Of Rivers/ Syranamericana/ Cosher Ink, LLC
6. Offendum, Omar/ Mother's Day/ Syranamericana/ Cosher Ink, LLC
7. Offendum, Omar/ Damascus/ Syranamericana/ Cosher Ink, LLC
8. Mathlouthi, Amel/ Ma Lqit/ Jeeran/ Jeeran
9. Chamamyan, Lena/ Lamma Bada Yatathana / The Collection/ Forward Music
10. Cole, Nat King/ Autumn Leaves / Best of/ Capitol
11. Dalida/ Les feuilles mortes/ Paroles d'amour/ Orlando
12. Fairuz/ Wala Kif/ Wala Kif/ EMI

PART 2:
13. Offendum, Omar/ Finjan/ Syranamericana/ Cosher Ink, LLC
14. Club D'elf/ Overture/ Electric Moroccoland/ Face Pelt Records
15. Saleh, Tania/ Ma Elna Shi (We Didn't Say Anything)/ Wehde/ Forward Music
16. Ghandour, Issa/ Zourouni/ Darwich/ Forward Music
17. Kassis, Tania/ Ounchoudat Bayrout (Hymn Of Beirut)/ Oriental Colors/ Magnum Records International
18. Bassil Moubayyed/ Kanoun Baghdadi/ Rough Guide Bellydance/ World Music Network
19. Abeer/ Sawt El Samt/ A Woman Under the Influence/ Sabreena Da Witch
20. Hamdan, Zeid/ Isqat el Nizam/ Single/ Lebanese Underground
21. Omar Offendum/ Interview Part 2/ KZSU 90.1 FM/ KZSU
22. Adonis/ Daw El Baladiye/ Single/ Adonis
23. Kassis, Tania/ Trabak Ya Lebnan (Your Soil Oh Lebanon)/ Oriental Colors/ Magnum Records International
24. Rudy Moarbes/ Trekou Yrouh/ Out Loud (Soundtrack)/ Unreleased

Monday, May 2, 2011

My Latest Podcast (April 28) Spotlights new albums by Tania Saleh, Omar Offendum, More

MY LATEST PODCAST (Hi Keefak Ca Va; Episode 6) is available for free downloading at

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/51391

THIS WEEK (April 28): We spotlight two amazing new albums: Tania Saleh's 'Wehde' and OMAR OFFENDUM's 'SyrianamericanA' plus much more.

To listen/download, go to link ABOVE then click on the arrows on bottom right of that page (2 Parts).

If link above does not work, click below to listen:

PART 1: http://tinyurl.com/3lg2uwz

PART 2: http://tinyurl.com/42lz2et


PLAYLIST FOR EPISODE 6

Hi, Keefak, Ça Va? DJ: Ramzi S. Thurs, 28 April 2011 1600 - 18:00

PART 1:
1. Tania Saleh/ Wehde (Unity)/ Wehde/ Forward Music
2. Omar Offendum/ The Arab Speaks of Rivers/ SyrianamericanA/ Cosher Ink, LLC
3. Issa Ghandour/ Salma Ya Salma/ Darwish/ Forward Music
4. Dalida/ Salma Ya Salma/ Paroles d'ailleurs/ Orlando
5. Yazan Al-Rousan And Autostrad/ Safir/ Autostrad/ Planet Records
6. Omar Offendum/ Finjan/ SyrianamericanA/ Cosher Ink, LCC
7. Tania Saleh/ Omar & Ali/ Wehde/ Forward Music
8. Amina/ Dis Moi Pourquoi/ Desert Roses & Arabian/ Mondo Melodia

PART 2:
9. Tania Saleh/ Tmanta'sh Moulaya/ Wehde/ Forward Music
10. Omar Faqir/ Ramallah/ Jeeran/ Jeeran
11. Toufic Farroukh/ Only Lonely/ Tootya/ O + Music
12. Olivia Ruiz/ Les crepes aux champignons/ Miss Meteores/ Polydor
13. Omar Offendum/ Mother's Day/ SyrianamericanA/ Cosher Ink, LLC
14. Chiraz/ Abdo Habeb Ghandoura/ Lebanese Songs from the 50's/ Musical Ark
15. Spanish Group/ Abdo Habib Ghandoura/ Unreleased/ Unreleased
16. Pangia/ Abdo Loves Ghandoura/ Pangia/ Pangia
17. Cheba Djenet/ Chta Sralek/ Jalouse/ Sunhouse Records
18. Mashrou' Leila/ Fasateen (Live Version)/ Leka@Eka3/ Eka3
19. Oriental Mood/ Muktalef (Mukhtalef/Different)/ Muktalef/ Gatorbone Records
20. Tania Saleh/ Ayya Shi (Version I)/ Wehde/ Forward Music


Friday, April 15, 2011

Podcast from My Latest "Hi Keefak Ça Va?" (Ep. 4) Radio Show Available!

The Podcast from my latest show "Hi Keefak Ça Va?" Episode 4 (which aired yesterday April 14) is available for free downloading! Go to this link then click on the arrows on the bottom right of the page to listen (right-click to save the MP3 file(s) to your computer). Thanks for your support!

http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/51037

If the link above doesn't work for you you can listen directly by clicking on the 2 link below:


PART 1: http://tinyurl.com/3wt3fam

PART 2 :http://tinyurl.com/4284ef3

DJ Ramzi

PLAYLIST:
Hi, Keefak, Ça Va? DJ: Ramzi S. Thurs, 14 April 2011 1600 - 1800
Artist/Track/Album/Label

PART 1
1. Fairuz/ El Bint El Shalabiyah/ Best of Fairuz/ EMI Arabia
2. Cake/ Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps/ Welcome to Woop Woop/ Universal Records
3. Ramy Ayach and Abeer Nehme/ Belaaks/ Belaaks/ Oreole Records
4. Maryam Saleh/ Wahdi/ Single/ Unreleased
5. Mashrou' Leila/ Fasateen/ Mashrou' Leila/ B-Root Productions
6. Rousan, Yazan And Autostrad/ Ya Salaam (Wow)/ Autostrad/ Planet Records
7. Abdel Halim Hafez/ Qariat El Finjan/ Qariat El Finjan/ EMI
8. Omar Offendum/ Finjan/ SyrianamericanA/ Cosher Ink, LLC
9. Hanin Y Son Cubano/ Ya habibi taala/ Ya habibi taala/ Hanin
10. Asmahan/ Ya habibi Taala/ Les Indispensbles/ Jasmine Music/ IODA

PART 2
11. Kassis, Tania/ Ounchoudat Bayrout (Hymn Of Beirut)/ Oriental Colors/ Magnum Records International
12. Saleh, Tania/ Slow Down/ Wehde/ Tohme
13. Atlas, Natacha/ Ne Me Quitte Pas/ Ayeshteni/ Mantra/Beggers Banquet
14. Elissa/ Kermalak/ Al-Rawa'i (Greatest Hits)/ New Sound
15. Belyzel, Najoua/ Fille d'Orient ou d'Occident/ Au Feminin/ PID
16. Ziad El Ahmadie/ Organised Chaos/ Chaos/ Forward Music
17. Ayoub, Elizabeth/ Ya Oud/ Oceanos Y Lunas/ Four Quarters Entertainment
18. Hani Mitwasi/ TOZ lak wala 3ala bali/ Single/ Unreleased
19. Rami Ayash/ Ya Msahar Eyny/ Hizzy: Hips in the Mix/ Level Up Records
20. Assi Hallani/ Oddam Eyoonek/ Hizzy: Hips in the Mix/ Level Up Records
21. Fares Karam/ El Tanoura/ Hizzy: Hips in the Mix/ Level Up Records

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.

Main Page:

Monday, February 28, 2011

Ramzi Salti Premieres New "test" Radio Program Tomorrow Tues. March 1 at 8pm (PST)

Please tune in TOMORROW Tuesday March 1 at 8 pm (PST) for the "test debut" of my new Radio Program called "Hi keefak ça va?" on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford). Premiere will be 3 hours long. Live listeners anywhere in the world can listen live by going to http://kzsulive.stanford.edu/

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...