Friday, January 31, 2014

Jakarta Records Releases 'Sawtuha' Featuring Female Singers of the Arab Spring


A little less then three years ago the political situation in many countries of the Arab world changed dramatically. Uprisings started in rural areas of Tunisia and from there spread to various countries in the region. Millions gathered in the streets united by their demand for more democracy, rights and participation in the political process. In most cases the reaction of the governing dictators were relentless and severe towards every form of protests. Violence in the streets of Cairo, Tunis and Bengasi escalated and resulted in the overthrow of the governments in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.

A year later a group of female singers and musicians from Tunisia (Nawel Ben Kraiem, Badiaa Bouhrizi, Medusa, Houwaida), Libya (Nada) and Egypt (Donia Massoud, Maryam Saleh, Youssra El Hawary) met in Mohsen Matri Studio in Tunis to sing- against corruption, despotism, patronization and narrow-mindedness. The song with Syrian artist Rasha Rizk was recorded some months later in her political asylum in Cairo. Sudanese/American producer Oddisee and Olof Dreijer of the Swedish pop duo The Knife joined the session, participating in the creation of the musical backdrop as well as the often multi-instrumentalist female singers. For the vinyl edition producers such as Brenk, Blackjoy and Blundetto contributed remix versions of the project.

At the time and still today especially musicians and especially women were and are trapped in a spiral of repression, discrimination and violence. "Sawtuha" (Arabic for "her voice"), the album that is the product of the 2-week session, is a vital encouraging testament of rebellion against the repression of democratic rights, gender inequality, and lack of inclusion. The music is an organic mixture of traditional Arabic music, regional influences and various forms of contemporary Western musical genres. A mixture that may sound contradicting at first but makes total sense once you listen to the music.

You can purchase the CD on iTunes or at: http://jakartarecords-label.bandcamp.com/album/sawtuha
You can also purchase a vinyl edition at the link above.

Bilbaal Project Aims to Connect Palestinian philanthropic Initiatives and Organizations around the World.


BILBAAL is A socially engaging online platform created by by Dana Salloum and Rasha Kashkoush (UAE) dedicated to connecting pro-bono resources to Palestinian philanthropic initiatives and organizations around the world.  For more details check out http://www.aflamnah.com/en/bilbaal/

You can support this project (crowdfunding till Feb 23, 2014) at http://www.aflamnah.com/en/bilbaal/




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lebanese Singer Aline Lahoud Wows 'The Voice' Judges

Aline Lahoud: Click on photo above to watch video
Lebanese singer Aline Lahoud, daughter of late singing legend Salwa Al Katrib, wowed the judges of France's 'The Voice' TV show by singing 'Khedni Maak,' one of her late Mom's songs.

Watch Aline's video at http://youtu.be/aBvIAayKM90

Here is the original version of the song as recorded by Aline Lahoud's late Mom, the legendary Salwa Al Katrib: http://youtu.be/WuBqsK4AALI




Compare to Aline's version of her Mom's song during 'The Voice'at  http://youtu.be/aBvIAayKM90

Aline Lahoud's song and performance were discussed during the Jan 30, 2014 episode of Arabology.  Listen at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s7-episode-3


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Arab Women Speak Frankly on TEDTalks

From comediennes to architects, Arab women are using TEDTalks as a platform to speak about many aspects of Arab society that are rarely discussed in public. Here is a sample.

Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/ar/maysoon_zayid_i_got_99_problems_palsy_is_just_one.html
Arab-American comedian Maysoon Zayid takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.


Shereen El Feki: A little-told tale of sex and sensuality http://youtu.be/x95nwilkaio
Shereen El Feki traveled through the Middle East for five years, talking to people about sex.


Suad Amiry - My work My Hobby. http://youtu.be/bk7joCi-gXs
Suad Amiry is a Palestinian architect whose motto is 'Simply look inside you never at others'.


Bahia Shehab: A thousand times no
http://www.ted.com/talks/bahia_shehab_a_thousand_times_no.html
Art historian Bahia Shehab has long been fascinated with the Arabic script for 'no.' When revolution swept through Egypt in 2011, she began spraying the image in the streets saying no to dictators and injustice.


Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power http://youtu.be/UAj1hsXp18c
Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spoken-word pieces: "What I Will" and "break (clustered)" -- meditations on war and peace, on women and power.


May El-Khalil: Making peace is a marathon
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/ar/may_el_khalil_making_peace_is_a_marathon.html
In a moving talk, marathon founder May El-Khalil explains why she believed a 26.2-mile running event could bring together a country divided for decades by politics and religion, even if for one day a year.


Suzanne Talhouk: Is Speaking Arabic Un-Cool? http://youtu.be/x-_kr7kwCM4
Suzanne Talhouk takes the initiative to revitalize the Arabic language by modernizing it, and reviving its use as a language of creative expression.  This video is in Arabic with English subtitles.


Dalia Mogahed: The attitudes that sparked the Arab Spring
http://youtu.be/RG5QP2EVUVY
Pollster Dalia Mogahed shares surprising data on Egyptian people's attitudes and hopes before the Arab Spring -- with a special focus on the role of women in sparking change.


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

* Arabology Blog: author32.blogspot.com
* Arabology on Facebook: facebook.com/arabology
* Arabology on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/author30
* Arabology on Soundcloud: @arabology
* Arabology Contact: author30@gmail.com



Monday, January 20, 2014

Yasmine Hamdan Performs at globalFEST 2014



A solo artist based in Europe after a childhood split between Lebanon, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Greece, the co-founder of the groundbreaking duo Soapkills blends new material with reworked traditional songs in a smoky-cool electro-pop setting.

For more see http://www.npr.org/2014/01/09/261105973/yasmine-hamdan-globalfest-2014



Sunday, January 19, 2014

7th Season 'Arabology' Debut Showcases Arabic Musical Genres

The 7th Season premiere episode of 'Arabology' (aired Jan 16, 2014) showcases and discusses different musical genres that are emerging from the Arab world, including but not limited to Arabic Rock, gorgeous ballads, Arabic Hip Hop, Electro Shaabi + Sufi music, songs and poetry (along with English translations),




Playlist for Arabology Thurs, 16 January 2014 4-6 pm DJ: Ramzi S.
Artist/Track/Album/Label

1. Mike Massy/ Ya Zaman/ Ya Zaman/ Falak Productions
2. Jam3 Tkseer/ Qaseeda shrera/ Ghanni 3n al Ta3reef/ Ghanni.net

3. Jadal/ El Makina/ El Makina/ Mahmoud Radaideh
4. Khalas/ Ghana Al Hawa/ Arabic Rock Orchestra/ Zidani
5. Akher Zapheer/ Akherto Lahen Hazeen/ Counter Culture/ Eka3

6. Lena Chamamyan/ Henna Wa-Zahr/ Qanun/ Ghazl El Banat/ Lena Chamamyan/Self
7. Sharq/ 3ajibtu minka wa minni (Al Hallaj) /Sharq/ Sharq
8. Mohamed Abozekry and Heejaz/ Sur La Route/ Chaos/ Neonovo
9. Karim Baggili, Karim + Le Trio Joubran/ Kalimaat/ Kali City/ Homerecords.be
10. Abdulrahman Mohammad/ Asabaki 3ishq/ Single/ Self
11. Ensemble Ibn Arabi/ Salabat Laila Minni// Arabo-Andalusian Sufi Songs/ Long Distance France

12. Tania Kassis/ La Cumparsita/Aatini El Naya/ Live at l'Olympia/ Tania Kassis

13. Hello, Psychaleppo/ Tobayabooya/ Gool L'Ah/ Samer Saem Eldahr
14. Sadat & Alaa Fifty Cent / The Release/ Generation Bass/ Six Degree Records
15. Aziz Maraka/ Bahki Lahali (Live)/ Master Copy/ Cd Baby
16. Karima Nayt/ Binti/ Quoi D'Autre?/ Ajabu!

17. Tania Saleh/ Arefti Ayya Style/ Live At DRM/ Forward Music
18. Rasha Rizk & Ibrahim Suleimany/ Ya Rait/ Baytna/ Itar Shameh

19. Edd Abbas, Lipos,Elepheel/ Moul7aq/ Tripnol/ Edd Abbas/Lipos/Elepheel
20. Arabian Knightz/ Arab/ Uknighted State Of Arabia/ Arabian Knightz
21. Baselio Raw Young Caesar ft Oumima/ Eli Bbali/ Baselio Raw/ NA

22. Khaled Aljaramani/ Farah/ Athar/Impression/ Institut Du Monde Arabe & Harmonia Mundi

'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 atsoundcloud.com/arabology/sets

* Arabology Blog: author32.blogspot.com
* Arabology on Facebook: facebook.com/arabology
* Arabology on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/author30
* Arabology on Soundcloud: @arabology
* Arabology Contact: author30@gmail.com

Thursday, January 2, 2014

'Ablution' Explores Sexuality and Spirituality in Iran




Ablution is a brave new film exploring sexuality and spirituality under the veil of a conservative Muslim woman living in war-torn Iran (see promo below). You can support the film via Kickstarter at http://kck.st/1gT1i7z (5 days left).



This film takes place in Tehran, Iran in 1985 ― at the peak of the Iran-Iraq war. We meet Neda and Omid, two very sheltered adult siblings who live with their single mother in a dingy one-bedroom apartment.

Caught in a web of war, strict social laws, and a mentally unhinged mother, Neda and Omid find spiritual refuge wherever they can. Neda, shunned by Iranian society as an "old maid" at a mere 27 years of age, buries herself in Islam. Omid dreams of escaping into a music video fantasy of the West. When an unexpected visitor moves in, Neda and Omid are forced to come of age in a remarkable yet unspeakable way.

The film was written by Melissa Recalde, Parisa Barani and Amin El Gamal and its traditional narrative is interspersed with mystic Sufi imagery to create an experience that is both thought-provoking and totally accessible.

For more info:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AblutionFilm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ablutionfilm

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


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Square: Documentary Examines Egyptian Revolution Behind the Headlines



The Square is an award winning documentary that follows a group of Egyptian revolutionaries as they battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

You can watch the trailer below or at  http://bit.ly/1a16PTf

Basic Info:
Release Date: January 17, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Studio: Noujaim Films
Awards:  2013 Sundance Film Festival - Audience Award, Toronto Intl Film Festival - People's Choice Award
Starring Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ahmed Hassan, Ragia Omran, Ramy Essam, Aida El Kashef
Directed By Jehane Noujaim
Produced By Karim Amer

For more info:

Norient Film Festival Highlights Chaabi and Electro-Sha’abi Music/Films from Algiers and Cairo



The 5th Norient Music Film Festival is taking place from January 9-11, 2014 in Bern, Switzerland.  Norient officially selected eight films for the upcoming festival and invited several filmmakers, musicians and dj's to Bern. Highlights are the first Egyptian Electro-Sha’abi night of Switzerland, and two films


Chaabi and Electro-Sha’abi from Algiers and Cairo

El Gusto 89′ (Swiss Premiere. In presence of film-director) Safinez Bousbia, Algeria, 2013«When talking from Algier, you are automatically also talking of Chaabi-music» explains musician Ahmed Bernaoui: «This is my great passion, that’s what I am living through and for». «El Gusto» is the story of an Algerian Chaabi-orchestra. His Jewish and Muslim companions were separated fifty years ago by the Algerian civil war and live now scattered across France and Algeria. With t «El Gusto»,  filmmaker Safinez invites us to listen to the stories of their lives with a universal aim: Uniting the Jewish musicians in France and the Muslim musicians in Algeria in order to get them to play their music together once again.  Here is a preview of the film:  http://youtu.be/FYbriVTUWj8



Electro Chaabi 76′ Hind Meddeb, France, Egypt, 2013
The big thing in Cairo is something called Techno-Sha’bi or Electro-Sha’abi.  Born in the urban slums of Cairo, this music was subsequently discovered by experimental musicians as well as multinational companies. Director Hind Meddeb (in attendance at event) invites the spectators to take a plunge into the heart of the Electro-Sha’abi world.  Here is a trailer (http://youtu.be/9ADViq_KbxM):


Cairo Electro-Sha’abi Clubnight!
This unique event features MC Sadat, MC Alaa 50 Cent, DJ Ramy (Egypt); Cairo Liberation Front (Netherlands); Rocco al-Nigretti (Egypt); Special guest: FOKN Bois (Ghana)
On the occasion of the RELEASE of NORIENT LP «Sonic Traces: From the Arab World» – NORIENT and the 5th NORIENT Music-Film-Festival invite you to «shake your booty» at the first grand Electro-Sha’abi Club-Night of Switzerland.
Here is a sample of the music that will be included by MC Sadat & MC Alaa 50 Cent (follow at https://soundcloud.com/sadatfifty)

A sample from Cairo Liberation Front Presents Guns 'N Mozes: Egyptian Democrazy: 



Sunday, December 15, 2013

Rebel Music: New MTV Series about Revolutionary Music Worldwide



'Rebel Music' is an MTV world series which includes six 30-minute episodes of “Rebel Music” that examine the lives of young people using art and music to spark change around the world. The series can be viewed at mtvU and RebelMusic.com.

Episode about Egypt: http://rebelmusic.com/egypt/video/memaxj

Episode about Palestine/Israel: http://rebelmusic.com/israel-palestine


Friday, December 13, 2013

Dec 12 Arabology Podcast ft Songs about Religious Tolerance, Social Equality, Civil/LGBT Rights, More.

The Dec 12 episode of Arabology broaches the issue of tolerance in the Arab world by showcasing music about religious coexistence, social equality, LGBT rights, Arab American identity and more. Show also includes interview with 'Alhurra' TV producer Louis Karim.




Playlist for Arabology Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 4-6 pm DJ: Ramzi S. (Artist/Track/Album/Label)
1. Tania Kassis/ Islamo-Christian Ave/ Live at l'Olympia/ Tania Kassis
2. Labess/ Bechar El Khir/ Identite/ Needlepoint Records
3. Khaled/ Samira/ C'est La Vie/ Universal Music France
4. Rachid Taha/ Now Or Never/ Zoom/ Naive
5. Jawhar/ Idhalil / Qibla wa Qobla/ NAFF REKORDZ
6. Jowan Safadi & Haya Zaatry/ Ji2tu ila ahli / ghanni 3an al-tareef/ Ghanni.net
7. Jam Tkseer/ Qaseeda shrera/ ghanni 3an al-tareef/ Ghanni.net
8. Khaled Aljaramani,/ Farah/ Athar/ Institut Du Monde Arabe & Harmonia Mundi
9. Massar Egbari/ Wana Kol Ma2oul/ Iqra2 El Khabar/ Massar Egbari
10. Mohamed Abozekry and Heejaz/ Sur La Route/ Chaos/ Neonovo
11. Saif Karomi/ Malouna/ The Sound of Oud/ Saif Karomi
12. Interview with Louis Karim/ Producer for 'Alhurra' TV
13. Tania Saleh/ Yimkin Law/ Live At DRM/ Forward Music
14. Breaking the Boundaries & Abdulrahman Mohammed/ Ya mn hawah/ N/A
15. The Idan Raichel Project/ Azini/ Idan Raichel Project/ Cumbancha
16. Mashrou' Leila/ Lil Watan/ Raasuk/ Mashrou' Leila
17. Pangia/ Nasam 'alayna El-Hawa/ Mystic Blue Caravan Vol 7/ Pangia
18. NO Blues/ Hela Hela/ Hela Hela/ Continental Record Services

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s6-episode-10

My Interview with 'Alhurra' TV Producer Louis Karim

You can listen to the interview at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s6-episode-10#t=59:17

DJ Ramzi (right) with Louis Karim (left) at KZSU 90.1 FM
The Dec 12, 2013 episode of Arabology included an interview with 'Alhurra' TV producer Louis Karim who spoke about the role of TV and the media as well as his own experiences and TV journey to success. Click below to listen to the interview segment which begins at minute 59.

Friday, December 6, 2013

12/5 'Arabology' Podcast ft Bassam Kassab, Amr Adly, 2 NEW Songs by Mike Massy

Listen below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s6-episode-9



This episode of 'Arabology' aired on Dec 5, 2013 and featured poignant Arabic music, including two exclusive tracks by Lebanese singer/composer Mike Massy.
Show also features 5-part interview with Lebanese American writer/film producer/human rights activist Bassam Kassab + interview with Amr Adly, Postdoctoral Fellow at CDDRL (Stanford University) who discusses issues related to the political economy of Egypt and Tunisia.




Playlist for Arabology Thurs 5 December 2013  4-6 PM  DJ: Ramzi (Artist/Track/Album/Label)
1.  Khaled/ Laila/ C'est La Vie/Universal Music France
2.  Labess/El Kass Yadour/Identite/Needlepoint Records
3.  Rachid Taha/Wesh (N'amal)/Zoom/Naive
4.  Interview with Bassam Kassab (Lebanese American writer/activist//producer)/Part 1
5.  Fairuz/Addayash Kan Fi Nas/Best of Fairuz/EMI Arabia
7.  Interview with Bassam Kassab (short story excerpts)/Part 2
8.  Marwan Anwer/Ah min al foraq/Marwan Anwar/N/A
9.  Interview with Bassam Kassab (Arabic Poem)/Part 3
10. Mike Massy/Farewell/Unreleased/Mike Massy
11. Interview with Bassam Kassab (Toul Omry Film, Zarco)/Part 4
12. Mike Massy/Yammi/Unreleased Demo (World Premiere)/Mike Massy
13. Interview with Bassam Kassab (Sin Visa, Bi.Das)/ Part 5
14. Mike Massy/Soti Hareb Menni/Ya Zaman/Falak Productions
15. Massar Egbari (Egypt)/Wana Kol Ma2oul/Iqra2al Khabar/Massar Egbari
16. Interview with Amr Adly, Postdoctoral Fellow at CDDRL--Stanford University
17. Ramy Essam Taty Taty Rough Guide Arabic Revolution/World Music Network
18. Fairuz/ 3indi Thiqa Feek/Kifak Inta/Digital Press Hellas

Listen above or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/arabology-s6-episode-9

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...