giovedì 22 gennaio 2015

Arab tunes mixtape # 25 - Arab Reggae vol.2






A new mixtape dedicated to reggae music coming from the Arab world








01  Al Mukhtar - Ra2seyeh    (JORDAN)
02  Dmocratoz - Jazairi w Manansache     (ALGERIA)
03  Dr. Fayal - Ghir Khodoni     (MOROCCO)
04  AboJar - KK Tree     (PALESTINE)
05  Torbi man - La7ir y3ich     (TUNISIA)
06  MC Simo - balad 36    (MOROCCO)

07  Zniket Lehbal - Weld El Freedom    (ALGERIA)
08   Rabih Aouad - Dubinside      (LEBANON )
09   Neyssatou - Harb      (
TUNISIA)
10  Tal'fine - Gives Thanks     (MOROCCO)
11   Toto - Zoudj nfass      (ALGERIA)
12  Toot Ard - Jenna      (GOLAN EIGHTS/SYRIA )
13  Bil3aX - Ramallah      (PALESTINE)

14   Mohamed Mounir  -  Al Leila ya Samra       (EGYPT
15   King Abid - Zatla Habibti       (TUNISIA)
16  Yazan Al Rousan - Mersal     (JORDAN)
17  Salfa3ous Band - Influenza Dammir      (MOROCCO)
18  Hakou La40 - Viza Sans Papiers      (ALGERIA)
19  Ashra Gharby - Gway Zaham      (EGYPT
20  The Back To Reggae Band - Babylon System      (TUNISIA)


HERE





domenica 18 gennaio 2015

Faten Hamama فاتن حمامة R.I.P 1931-2015









Iconic Egyptian film star Faten Hamama, who was dubbed the “lady of the Arabic screen,” passed away on Saturday, Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported. She was 83.

A figure of the golden age of Egyptian cinema, Faten Hamama's career reached its pinnacle in the 1940s and 1950s. She starred in romantic movies alongside the famed Arab crooner Abdel Halim Hafez as well as in films advocating women's rights and condemning social injustices.

The state-run MENA news agency said she had in recent weeks suffered from a health condition that required hospital treatment. She was discharged from hospital only to be re-admitted because of a sudden illness before she passed away on Saturday.

She was one of Egypt’s most prominent actresses in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s.

Hamama was born in the Delta city of Mansoura. She made her film debut when she was seven years old, featuring in Youm Saeed (Happy Day) alongside late legendary singer and composer Mohamed Abdel Wehab, and went on to star in over two dozen films.

In 1963 during her heyday, she starred in an American film called Cairo.

Hamama also acted in several TV shows, including Dameer Abla Hekmat (The Conscience of Mrs. Hekmat) in 1992 and Wagh Al-Qamar (Face of the Moon) which premiered in 2000.

The "Lady of the Screen," as she was dubbed, won a number of awards and honours throughout her career.

She was chosen the “Star of the Century” at the 2001 Alexandria International Festival, honouring her lifetime of achievement in Egyptian cinema.

Hamama married Egyptian film star Omar Sharif in 1955. They co-starred in several movies together and became one of Egypt's most famous celebrity couples, before divorcing in the mid-1970s.

(Source : http://hotarabicmusic.blogspot.it )










È morta il 17 Gennaio all’età di 83 anni l’attrice egiziana Faten Hamama. Icona del cinema egiziano e arabo nonché ex-moglie di Omar Sharif, è venuta a mancare ieri. Il figlio ne ha dato la notizia alla AFP.

Hamama, che ha debuttato nel mondo del cinema a meno di 10 anni, è apparsa in quasi 100 film e ha lavorato con i più grandi maestri del cinema egiziano tra cui Youssef Chahine. 

Ha pesso recitato con Omar Sharif, cristiano che si è convertito all’Islam proprio per sposare Hamama, che descrive come l’unico amore della sua vita.

L’agenzia stampa egiziana MENA ha riferito che l’attrice ha avuto un problema di salute improvviso che l’ha portata alla morte.

Nata da una famiglia della classe media fece il suo debutto nel cinema a soli 7 anni e già nel 1946 ebbe modo di poter dimostrare le sue doti di attrice drammatica nel film Angel of Mercy e l'anno dopo sposa Ezzel Dine Zulficar, un attore e regista con il quale fonda una società di produzione cinematografica. Gli anni cinquanta, considerati l'epoca d'oro del cinema egiziano, la videro tra le interpreti di maggiore successo tanto da guadagnare il titolo di "signora del cinema arabo", tra i titoli realizzati in questo periodo va ricordato Struggle in the valley (Sira'Fi al-Wadi) diretto nel 1954 da Youssef Chahine e presentato con successo al Festival di Cannes. In questo film recitava anche Omar Sharif e per l'attrice fu l'occasione di dare il suo primo bacio cinematografico. La coppia presto si sposò (lui si convertì all'Islam) ed ebbe un figlio Tarek El-Sharif nato nel 1957 e che interpreta il piccolo Yury Zivago nel film del omonimo. Nonostante continuassero a lavorare assieme e con successo il matrimonio finisce con una separazione nel 1966 e il divorzio arriva nel 1974 ma l'attore nonostante numerose storie non si risposerà mai più. Nel 1999 ha ricevuto un dottorato honoris causa presso l'Università americana del Cairo e nel 2000 è stata premiata con il titolo di Century Star Award da parte dell'Organizzazione degli scrittori e critici egiziani. È stata inoltre premiata con l'Ordinanza del Cedro del Libano, l'Ordine della efficienza intellettuale del Marocco e il primo premio per le donne arabe nel 2001.

Il suo ritorno al lavoro artistico dopo una lunga assenza è avvenuto nel 2000, quando ha partecipato alla serie televisiva "La faccia della luna" e che hanno introdotto la televisione 24 via satellite e la televisione araba, che ha criticato i molti aspetti negativi nella comunità egiziana attraverso la sua interpretazione di ancoraggio grande televisione ed è stato il suo show simpatia con l'Intifada palestinese guardando gli eroi della serie di eventi sulla terra di Palestina per gli schermi televisivi e di sostegno, soprattutto attraverso la conduttrice commenta Ibtisam al-Bustani (che svolgono il ruolo) circa l'Intifada e la commercianti di armi.

(Source : http://arabpress.eu & Wikipedia)




mercoledì 14 gennaio 2015

Fawda Trio ثـلاثـي الـفوضــة





Gnawa music is pure reflected by the warm bass sound and a voice guembri groove: real "invitation to travel".

Led by Reda Zine, a native of Casablanca, polyglot singer, guitarist and guembri player, the project "Fawda Trio" navigates between sacred and secular repertoires testifying to an antique musical heritage that remains open to contamination.

Fawda is an encounter between tradition and innovation that touches on the sonorities of Gnawa music, psychedelia and jazz. Gnawa music is pure groove, the warm, low sound of the guembri and voices transporting you across time.

REDA ZINE : Voice & Guembri Bass,
FABRIZIO PUGLISI : Fender Rhodes,
synthesizer ARP , Voice, Percussion.
DANILO MINEO : Percussion, Voice.





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Fawda Trio ثـلاثـي الـفوضــة - Fawda Live الـــفوضــة في حـفـل مبــاشر


  


Live @Bar Maurizio

01 Sandya (1st lesson from women slave)
02 Zid L'Mal (More Money) 
03 Sallou (Pray roots) 
04 Lâafou (Lord Mercy)  
Bonus track :  
05 intro ( ancestral dialogue from the Sky) live

 

HERE





Fawda Trio - genesis from redA Zine on Vimeo.

Random House البيت العشوائي




Random House is a Jordanian experimental band based in Amman. It was formed by four members, Qais Alfroukh, Feras Arrabi, Ahmad Al Haj, Osama Alkurdi.. They all reflect their own musical background in the music of the project by a variety of musical styles, like indie rock, reggae, punk rock mixed with sufi music.

The name of the band is inspired by the belief that all universal laws were created after a completely random interaction between its own elements (in both the physical and the spiritual realms of the universe), so the only way for humanity to find Utopia is by living a life based on complete natural freedom, free will, and randomness.









 


Random House البيت العشوائي



 

01 suhour  السحور ft.Krist Alzou'bi
02 We7deh  الوحدة  ft.Krist Alzou'bi
03 Yateem  اليتيم ft.Krist Alzou'bi
04  Leman Ertaqa  لمن ارتقى
05 Majma3 al bahrin   مجمع البحرين  ft.Krist Alzou'bi
06 3al Nabi Salli  على النبي صلي   ft.Krist Alzou'bi
07 Sindbad  سندباد
08  Al Musineen  المسنين  ft.Krist Alzou'bi
09 As sama3   السماع
10  Kalam Lel 7ijaz  كلام للحجاز ft.Krist Alzou'bi
11 Masra7 Watan مسرح وطن
12 Keefak El Youm
13  Leman Ertaqa 2  لمن ارتقى
14 Majma3 al bahrin   مجمع البحرين  2


HERE









giovedì 8 gennaio 2015

Maurice Louca مورېس لوقا




Maurice Louca is one of the most exciting artists in the alternative music scene across the Arab world today.

Maurice Louca was born in Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt, where he lives and works as musician . He is a pioneer of the Egyptian experimental music. Alongside Mahmoud Waly (bass and electronic music) and Mahmoud Refat (percussion and electronics) , he founded the group Bikya, a folktronica project. The trio of musicians came together to create music combining acoustic and electronic experimentation, in which the complexities and contradictions of experience "live" result in a dynamic artistic innovation. . The band is still together, performing sporadically, but now the three individuals work on their solo and side projects more regularly.

He is also a member of the band Alif ensemble.

Alif Ensemble is a pan-Arab, multi-instrumental band due to release their album in the coming year. Founded by renowned Iraqi oud player Khyam Allami, and formed around Louca and Palestinian composer and producer Tamer Abu Ghazaleh , the project brings together various other musicians from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, creating a contemporary take on oud-driven acoustic-electronic music.

Maurice Louca released his first solo album Garraya in January 2011 under the label Cairo 100 COPIES . It includes songs composed and produced the last two years . Composing music is a mix of hypnotic sounds and rhythmic tones . Maurice Louca has also composed for theater, film and collaborated with several contemporary artists.
Their sound is melancholic yet modern, with frequent vocal interventions by Ghazaleh, who recites a poem called “Hassan” by Iraqi poet Sargon Boulos against progressive rock riffs, electronic textures and some improvisation when performed live.

Louca’s music plays off a make-believe conversation between east and west, past and present, earth and space. It feels simultaneously tribal and futuristic, and the music becomes an agency for the imagination. Your dance movements are your only means of expression between a folkloric past and funky, fidgety future.
His solo work proves his wild imagination from start to finish — most of what we are hearing as the audience are separately recorded tracks of instrumental pieces by various musicians that Louca has worked with over the years. He's now playing with the Omarchestra which is an 8 piece guitar orchestra initiated by Charbel Haber which includes guitarists Sam Shalabi, Sharif Sehnaoui, Fadi Tabbal, Tony Elieh, Osman Orabi, and Umut Çaglar

He has composed and preformed live the original sound track for Sherif el Azma's Video/Lecture, Psycho Geography of Loose Associations, part of Meeting Points 5 . Over the last couple of years he has performed his live sets Passage 35 and Flood lights, leading him up to his latest studio work Garraya which is due for release January 2011 by the music label 100copies. Maurice Louca represents an extreme wing of Egyptian contemporary music. He is known for taking experimental sounds a solid bit further than most colleagues, and has distinguished himself with an effective combination of beautiful ambient and more introverted drone sounds.

Maurice claims to be inspired by Arabic folk music as well as modern electronica and the sounds of Cairo’s streets. All these sources can be easily identified as they are floating about in a rich and dynamic sound picture best described by British music mag Bearded Magazine as “a veritable eco-system”. Maurice creates music which can at times be demanding, but the surprising combination of peaceful and intense renders the total experience even more harmonious and beautiful.

Maurice Louca released his second solo album "Benhayyi Al​-​Baghbaghan" (Salute the Parrot)  in November 2014

Two years in the making, Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot) lands as his most original work to date. His trademark whirlwind of percussion-based rhythms seamlessly intertwines with layers of jarring yet coherent compositions and improvisations, rendered by a host of Arab and international guest artists.

Following years of collaborations and inconspicuous touring across Europe and the Arab world, Louca has become renowned for his powerful live shows. But those who have experienced earlier iterations of Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot) at one of Louca’s performances will hear an album that is far more complex and hard-hitting.

Inspired by many influences, from psychedelic to Egyptian shaabi, Louca shatters the confines of musical and cultural labelling with eight genre-defying tracks. Like a virtual voyage between the charged intensity of confined spaces and the tranquil vastness of open landscapes, the album lays out a trajectory where beautiful and mesmerising fragments sparingly punctate the full-blown pounding episodes.













Maurice Louca مورېس لوقا - Garraya




01  Seyana
02 Garraya
03  Flood Lights
04 Late
05  All Of That time flow
06 Half Tooth
07 Foaming
08 Repeat To Fade

HERE











Maurice Louca  مورېس لوقا -  Benhayyi Al​ Baghbaghan    بنحېې البغبغان






01 Al-'Asr Adh-Dhahabi (The Golden Age)
02 Al-Mashoub (Idiot)
03 Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot)
04 Tasaddu' (Rupture)
05 Maksim (Maxim)
06 Al-Mallahat (Salt Pans)
07 Sharraq Rah Tegharrab (It Will Set)
08  Malnash Diyah (Spineless)


HERE





نسخة عمل - copier travailler from Islam el Azzazi on Vimeo.

A 16mm film by Islam el Azzazi 2012  .
Performance: Alaa Abdullatif. 
Music: Maurice Louca