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Abu Hawash — Solo
Master of the Mijwiz! Abu Hawash live mijwiz solo in Isra’ November 2010. Recorded by Tahir.
Middle East Alternative Sound and Arts Festival
Right now! The first Middle East Alternative Sound and Arts Festival is on in Athens, Greece. Featuring Sawt Helou regular Zeid Hamdan, alongside Aziz Maraka, I-Voice and many others. Check out the programme here: http://www.measaf.gr/
Omar Souleyman — Shift Al Mani
Finally some Omar Souleyman up here. Unstoppable force. This tune is ‘Shift Al Mani’ from the album ‘Dabke 2020 (Folk and Pop Sounds of Syria)’. Buy it HERE
Munma — Munma
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Munma - Munma. Track from the excellent ‘34 Days’ Album, recorded during the Israeli attacks on Lebanon in 2006 - buy it HERE
In the 1000 year old Damascus citadel, with a full moon, the Gorillaz performed with Eslam Jawaad, 2 members of the Clash, Bobby Womack, De La Soul, and Syria’s National Orchestra for Arabic music. It was amazing to see the energy in the place.
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Saria al Sawas — Schlone
Schlone - Saria al Sawas. Excellent track by Saria Sawas. Laser gun synthesisers! Ends kind of abruptly, be ready.
Dima Orsho, Zeid Hamdan and Khaled Omran — Live Improvisation
Recording of Dima Orsho, Zeid Hamdan and Khaled Omran live improvisation as part of the ongoing and excellent Music on the Road series. Damascus, 23/07/10
Music on the Road
As part of the ongoing Music on the Road season in Damascus, Zeid Hamdan will be playing with Dima Orsho and Khaled Omran (both members of Hewar on the excellent Incognito Label) on 23/07/10. From 21.30 at Qeshleh Garden, Damascus (opposite After 7 bar). Sorry about the late notice...