Excellent resource with in-depth analysis of contemporary music from around the Middle East and more.

Abu HawashSolo
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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 SouleymanShift Al Mani
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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

MunmaMunma
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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.

Click the link above for recordings etc.

forestcafe:

TASHWEESH
August 2nd starting 9pm in the Upstairs Hall
Tashweesh means ‘interference’ in Arabic and effectively sums up the band’s  role in  their native Palestine as a group offering a creative intervention  against the political stagnation faced in their home country.  
Their  performance will include electronic, glitch and abstract hip hop with  Arabic rapping and a strong presence of live visuals. 
Find out more about Tashweesh at www.tashweesh.com.

forestcafe:

TASHWEESH

August 2nd starting 9pm in the Upstairs Hall

Tashweesh means ‘interference’ in Arabic and effectively sums up the band’s  role in their native Palestine as a group offering a creative intervention against the political stagnation faced in their home country.  

Their performance will include electronic, glitch and abstract hip hop with Arabic rapping and a strong presence of live visuals.

Find out more about Tashweesh at www.tashweesh.com.

Saria al SawasSchlone
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Schlone - Saria al Sawas. Excellent track by Saria Sawas. Laser gun synthesisers! Ends kind of abruptly, be ready.

Dima Orsho, Zeid Hamdan and Khaled OmranLive Improvisation
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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...

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