Monday, January 13, 2020

Arabology Interviews Yusor Hamed (2019)


Stanford Lecturer + Arabology radio host Dr. Ramzi Salti interviews singer/songwriter/producer Yusor Hamed about her artistic journey + musical career. Features live A cappella + piano performance by Yusor.

Listen to the interview below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/yusor


Interview includes the following songs:
1. Lma Tkoni Hadi - لما تكوني حدي
2. Wa7di Bemshi - وحدي بمشي (produced during BalaFeesh Female Music Production with Zeid Hamdan & Khaled Nimry)
3. Yusor x The Synaptik Sholi Jarali - يسر و السينابتك شو الي جرالي
4. Khayfeh min bokra(ft. Majda Asad) خايفة من بكرا

Watch this special video of Yusor playing an impromptu segment from وحدي بمشي below or at https://youtu.be/apZxR95oxfA



Listen to the interview at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/yusor

Check out Yusor on Soundcloud: @yusor-n-hamed

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tamer Al Ahmar's Art Exhibition in Jordan a Huge Success

Tamer Al Ahmar at his first solo exhibit in Amman, Jordan (December 2019)
When Arabology radio host Dr Ramzi Salti first interviewed Jordanian artist Tamer Al Ahmar back in August 2018, the renowned digital artist's work was beginning to making a lasting impact on the artistic scene all around Amman. Since then, his unique digital ouevre--which has constantly aimed at re-imagining various cultural icons from Fairuz to Marilyn Monroe--has continued to take off in Jordan and beyond, including an invitation to showcase his work at Annual Arab Conference at Harvard University in March and a groundbreaking collaboration with Jordanian singer Haifa Kamal who hired Tamer to design the cover art of her new album.  

The success of Tamer's work--a result of almost a decade of artistic expression--has now culminated in his first solo exhibition “Lessa Faker” which is taking place at Jacaranda Images in Amman from December 7-31, 2019 .  The exhibit enables anyone to both view and order all of the artist's design which he has made available as high quality prints and in different sizes--including the framed prints that are currently on display.



Here is a radio promo for the exhibition which aired on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University) and includes personal message from the artist himself.  More exhibit info at this link:


Here are some recent pictures of Dr. Ramzi Salti's visit to Tamer Al Ahmar's exhibit where he was greeted by the artist himself who graciously signed some of his prints and promotional material.






The exhibit is taking place from December 7-31, 2019 in Amman at Jacaranda Images, located at 18 Omar Bin Khattab St, next to book@cafe, First Circle, Jabal Amman, Amman, Jordan.  The event is free and open to the public.

You can also check out this audio-visual interview with Tamer Al Ahmar (in Arabic) courtesy of  MazajFM below or at https://youtu.be/KP17F4rWR7c


Read Arabology's previous article about Tamer Al Ahmar at https://www.arabology.org/2017/05/tameralahmar.html

You can listen to Arabology's August 2018 radio interview with Tamer Al Ahmat below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/tameralahmar2


For more about the artist:
https://www.instagram.com/tameralahmarart/
facebook.com/tameralahmarart
To purchase Tamer's work see society6.com/tameralahmarart or contact the artist directly at tamer.alahmar@gmail.com



معرض " لسه فاكر" للرسم الرقمي للفنان تامر الأحمرمستمر لنهاية الشهر في جاكاراندا اميجيز جبل عمان

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Arabology Interviews Jordanian Author Hazem Tabbaa

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

Stanford Lecturer + Arabology radio host Dr. Ramzi Salti interviews Hazem Tabbaa, a Jordanian author who discusses his debut novel A Place for Peace as well as his latest work Four Steps Behind which takes a closer look at societies’ perceptions of women and was loosely based on his maternal grandmother’s journey from Berlin to Amman.

Listen to the interview below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/hazemtabbaa



The interview includes an excerpt from each book, read by the author himself.

Recorded in Amman, Jordan in August 2019 and aired on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University) in November 2019.

Hazem Tabbaa's books are available through his website at www.hazemtabbaa.com or on Amazon (Kindle and/or Paperback) at THIS LINK.

PROMO VIDEOS:





Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Arabology Interviews 'The Arab Sinatra' Omar Kamal (November 2019)

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/omarkamal2019

Stanford Lecturer + Arabology Radio Host Dr. Ramzi Salti interviews 'The Arab Sinatra' Omar Kamal about his new album "Show Me the Light" as well his upcoming show at the Aldwych Theatre in London on 24th November (supported by Abu Dhabi Festival). Tickets at www.nederlander.co.uk/whats-on/omar-kamal

Listen below or at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/omarkamal2019



This interview includes the following song excerpts from Omar Kamal's new album "Show Me The Light" ℗© 2019 Estuana Records:

1. Ya Ana Ya Ana (3:32)
2. Wicked Dreams (9:36)
3. Atyaf El Leil (15:01)
4. Um Kulthoum Swings (22:53)

Monday, November 18, 2019

Arabology Interviews Jordanian Indie-Rock Band Ayloul

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

This interview recorded in Amman, Jordan on August 31, 2019 and aired on KZSU 90.1 FM (Stanford University) on November 17, 2019.

Stanford Lecturer + Arabology radio host Dr. Ramzi Salti interviews Ayloul band members Ra'ad Tabari and Yosour Al-Zou'bi about their groundbreaking new album "Salute to Al-Ghor" سلّم عالغور and the band's musical journey through the years.



Interview includes these song excerpts:
1. Nazel Al Ghor نازل عالغور at 0:00-1:26
2. Lahn Baseet لحن بسيط at 5:59-7:34
3. Yawm يوم at 9:24-10:24
4. Bahr Mayyet بحر ميت at 13:19-15:04
5. Mawj موج (Ft Mohammad Abdullah) at 20:43-23:41

Ayloul in Copenhagen

Ayloul - meaning "September" - is a Jordanian band formed in 2013, with members from Irbid. They're known for mixing indie-rock sounds with traditional Arabic ones to form a unique, dynamic style. Their lyrics communicate their take on social-political issues occurring around the region.


Band Members:
- Lead guitar/ Vocal : Ra'ed Al-Tabari
- Guitar/ Vocal : Mounif Zghoul
- Keyboard : Ma'in Mheidat
- Violin : Yosour Al Zou'bi
- Bass Guitar : Abdel Fattah Terawee
- Drums: Hayyan Juqqa
For more info about Ayloul:
Website: ayloulband.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/AyloulBand
Instagram: www.instagram.com/AyloulBand
Soundcloud: @ayloul
Support the band: umusicmena.lnk.to/SalutetoAlGhorAyloul

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Slides from Dr. Ramzi Salti's Talk about Lebanon at Stanford


Here are the video highlights + slides accompanying Dr. Ramzi Salti's talk about Lebanon which took place at the Markaz (Stanford University) on November 5, 2019 at 5:30pm.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Watch video highlights from this talk below or at https://youtu.be/R-0_JSc9gyc



SLIDES FROM TALK





PICS FROM EVENT:
  

Monday, November 4, 2019

Ramzi Salti's Talk About Indie Arabic Music at Sijal (in English) Available

In this audio-visual lecture (recorded at Sijal Institute in Jordan in July 2019), Stanford Lecturer + Arabology radio host Dr. Ramzi Salti talks about the many ways in which the revolutionary music of the Arab Spring continues to fuel a new generation of artists and musicians--from Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya to Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria.  This video also includes a segment on Palestinian musicians who are creating new musical genres that aim at a better tomorrow.  Video concludes with extensive Q&A session.  Artwork by Jordanian artist Tamer Al Ahmar.

Watch the video below or at https://youtu.be/F5FeL3KssuA



This talk was meant to go along with THIS YOUTUBE PLAYLIST.

This talk spotlights the following segments (chronologically):

01. Katy Whiting Intro (0:00)
02. Ramzi Salti: Intro (02:13)
03. El General (Tunisia) (07:09)
04. Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia) (11:27)
05. Ramy Essam (Egypt) (15:35)
06. Cairokee (Egypt) (21:20)
07. Ibn Thabit (Libya) (25:38)
08. Mashrou' Leila (Lebanon) (28:57)
09. Zeid Hamdan and Maryam Saleh (Lebanon + Egypt) (37:35)
10. Tania Saleh (Lebanon) (39:44)
11. Omar Offendum (Syria) (43:35)
12. DAM (Palestine) (45:56)
13. Jadal and Autostrad (Jordan) (51:26)
14.  Q & A Session (55:36) featuring questions about Mashrou' Leila (55:59), El General (58:52), 47Soul + El Far3i (1:04:00), Fairuz (1:04:56), Dalida (1:06:06) , and even Olivia Newton-John (1:06:23).

This talk was meant to go along with this playlist:



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.

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

محاضرة الدكتور رمزي سلطي حول الموسيقى البديلة -- معهد سجال

SLIDES FROM MY LECTURE ON INDIE ARABIC MUSIC AT SIJAL (JORDAN)
Artwork by Jordanian artist Tamer Al Ahmar




VIDEO OF MY LECTURE ABOUT INDIE ARABIC MUSIC AT SIJAL (JORDAN)



Dr. Ramzi Salti's audio-visual talk (in Arabic) about indie/alternative Arabic music--recorded at Sijal Institute in Jordan on Aug 26, 2019 محاضرة الدكتور رمزي سلطي في معهد سجال حول الموسيقى العربية البديلة 

Here is a list of the song excerpts that were included in this lecture; please note that two short segments have been muted due to copyright issues (these can be viewed separately on YouTube)

 ها هي القائمة التي تحتوي على الاغاني التي تكلمنا عنها خلال المحاضرة. ملاحظة: لقد تم حذف الصوت خلال مقطعين موسيقيين قصيرين في هذه المحاضرة لكن يامكانكم مشاهدة الاغنيتين مع الصوت عبر الروابط أدناه 

LIST OF SONGS قائمة الاغاني 1
1.  Asmahan "Emta" at 11:13
2.

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