Ziad Nawfal in conversation with Alejandro Cohen on dublab Radio

Ziad Nawfal spoke to dublab Radio about alternative music in Beirut, and his work as promoter, producer and label owner in Lebanon’s alternative music scene for the past 15 years or so.

[Click on the image for the full interview, and make sure to check out the rest here, including writers Maan Abutaleb and Maha ElNabawi, musicians Adham Zidan and Zuli, and a host of others]

Ruptured News // IN MY HEART’S EYE: THE LOVE PROJECT

IN MY HEART’S EYE: THE LOVE PROJECT
A performance by Zoukak Theatre Company
14, 15, 16 and 20, 21, 22 February, 8:30pm at Zoukak Studio, Beirut, Karantina

“The Love Project” studies a succession of ephemeral moments that have defined people’s various journeys. The performance involves the audience in a series of tableaux that encapsulate various love encounters; playing with the mechanisms of attraction, infatuation, daydreaming, and loss, as a process of endless re-enactments and a way to see the world through the Other.

Directed by: Maya Zbib
Performers: Lamia Abi Azar, Louloua Ghandour, Junaid Sarieddine, Nasri Sayegh and Maya Zbib
Scenographer: Nathalie Harb
Assistant director: Line Itani
Music selected and played by Ziad Nawfal — all tracks taken from the Ruptured Records catalog, 2012-2019
Light designer and technical director:
Nadim Deaibes
Technical Team: Bahaa Baddour, Nourhan Fakhoury, Salim Bou Ayash, Jean Kisswany, Fadi Ajlan
Sound Engineer: George Abou Zeid
Stage managers: Line Itani, Sari Shrayteh and Marianne Kortbani
Graphic designer: Maya Chami
Communication officer: Marianne Kortbani
English translation: Rayya Badran and Ziad Nawfal
Production manager: Mohamad Hamdan and Nancy Nasreddine

Buy tickets from Ihjoz. Facebook event here.


Ruptures Radio Show // 03 February 2020

Live broadcast from “Ruptures” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM] featuring musicians from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine & Syria:

1. Sandmoon – Angels [lb]
2. Postcards – Hunting season [lb]
3. Kinematik – Murur al-kiram [lb]
4. Alko B – Palm tree in Cairo City pt.2 [lb]
5. PanSTARRS – Abyad weswed [eg]
6. WonderGaap – Alone [lb]
7. Etyen – Elephant in the room [lb]
8. Satellite groove (Elie Ramly & Ramzi Khalaf) – Gone Astray [lb]
9. Dina el Wedidi – The moon [eg]
10. Ritza (Maii el Waleed) – Shoofi [eg]
11. Shkoon – Rima [sy]
12. Dam – Jasadik-hom [ps]
13. El Rass & Munma – Batalkon met [lb]
14. Bu Nasser Touffar – Aneej [lb]
15. The Synaptik – Matkhalesh hada ayesh [ps]
16. DJ Sotusura – Bel fai [jo/ps]


Ruptured Album Release // KINEMATIK // Murur Al-Kiram

Kinematik – Murur Al-Kiram
LP & Digital Release by Ruptured / Beacon Sound, February 2020

“Murur Al-Kiram”, the new album by Lebanese post-rock ensemble Kinematik, uses electronics, intricate double-drumming, guitar and bass to construct ambient soundscapes and hypnotic, propulsive rhythms – conjuring the ghosts of a diminishing future, as well as an unresolved past. Subtle in both angst and joy, “Murur Al-Kiram” celebrates small victories in the face of great defeats.

Recorded at Tunefork Studios, Beirut, by Fadi Tabbal.
Limited edition vinyl release by Ruptured Records [Beirut] & Beacon Sound [Portland].
Wordwide distribution by Cargo Records UK.

PRE-BUY HERE


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Ziad Nawfal’s Best Albums of 2019 on Radio Lebanon [Part 3 of 3]

Live broadcast from “Ruptures” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM]:

Zalfa – Ma sar [from Fi Dam]
Ladytron – Paper highways [from Ladytron]
Boy Harsher – Fate [from Careful]
Plaid – All to get her [from Polymer]
The Young Gods – Figure sans nom [from Data Mirage Tangram]
Carter Tutti Void – 3.2 [from Triumvirate]
Swans – Some new things [from Leaving Meaning]
Earth – The colour of poison [from Full Upon Her Burning Lips]
Tool – Pneuma [from Fear Inoculum]
Imperial Wax – Barely getting by [from Gastwerk Saboteurs]
Snapped Ankles – Drink and glide [from Stunning Luxury]


Ziad Nawfal’s Best Albums of 2019 on Radio Lebanon [Part 2 of 3]

Live broadcast from “Ruptures” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM]:

Kozo – Osaka 70 [from Tokyo Metabolist Syndrome]
L’Epee – Dreams [from Diabolique]
Fat White Family – I believe in something better [from Serf’s Up]
Sleater-Kinney – Can i go on [from The Center Won’t Hold]
Duster – Letting go [from Duster]
Hifiklub & Mike Cooper – Wild torrents [from Aran Stories]
Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky – For the sun [from Droneflower]
Kim Gordon – Murdered out [from No Home Record]
Sleaford Mods – Subtraction [from Eton Alive]
Fontaines D.C. – Roy’s tune [from Dogrel]
Modern Nature – Nature [from How To Live]
Oh Sees – Poisoned stones [from Face Stabber]
Richard Dawson – Dead dog in an alleyway [from 2020]
Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier – Browning [from Corpse Flower]
Jane Weaver – Did you see butterflies [from Loops In The Secret Society]