Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Alhara // 17 May 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Alhara in Bethlehem – MUSIC FROM AND FOR PALESTINE:

Asma Ghanem – Bang Bang Opera
Sabreen – Death of The Prophet
Ramallah Underground – Aswatt Ilzam
Muqata’a – Dijla Wal Fada’
Basel Naouri – Epic Wars
Julmud – Hadoo (feat. Walaa Sbait)
DJ Sotusura – Belbalad
Bruno Cruz – Hide & Seek with The Sun
Asifeh – Kilmeh Wahdeh
Muqata’a – Ma Lam Yuqal
Kamilya Jubran & Franck Vaillant – Mlk Mlk
Sabreen – Ramallah 1989
Al Nather – Su3ad
Asifeh – Su’ Tafahum
Asma Ghanem – Sun Sins
Kronos Quartet – Tashweesh (with Ramallah Underground)
Tashweesh – Untitled (Ziad Nawfal’s Ruptured Session)
SAMA’ – 7ajee


Ruptured Album Release // TWO OR THE DRAGON // Dance Grooves For The Weary EP

NEW FROM RUPTURED ON MAY 21st.

A double EP release from TWO OR THE DRAGON & STELLAR BANGER

Two or The Dragon is the Lebanese duo of Abed Kobeissy (buzuq, effects, drum machine) and Ali Hout (floor-tom, kick drum, Iranian daf, paper clips).
“Dance Grooves For The Weary” is based on a solo composition by Abed Kobeissy, written and performed for the “Morphine x Beirut” fundraiser in October 2020, re-arranged and adapted for duo by Two or The Dragon in December 2020.

Recorded and mixed by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork Studios, Beirut.
Mastered by Cedrik Fermont at Syrphe, Berlin.
Artwork by Jana Traboulsi.

Order from Bandcamp HERE 

Also available from Amazon + Anghami + Apple Music + Deezer + Juno + Spotify 



Ruptured Album Release // STELLAR BANGER // Data Is EP

NEW FROM RUPTURED ON MAY 21st.

A double EP release from STELLAR BANGER & TWO OR THE DRAGON. 

Stellar Banger is an electro-acoustic quartet composed of Lebanese musicians Ali Hout (percussion, effects, samples) and Abed Kobeissy (buzuq, effects) and German musicians Pablo Giw (trumpet, trumpet-beatbox, effects) and Joss Turnbull (percussion, effects, samples, field recordings).

Mixed by Pablo Giw.
Mastered by Rashad Becker at Clunk, Berlin.
Artwork by Murtey.

Order from Bandcamp HERE 

Also available from Anghami + Apple Music + Deezer + Spotify



Ziad Nawfal’s Hisstology Compendium, Part 3 // 21 April 2021

A “HISSTOLOGY” COMPENDIUM FOR RADIO ALHARA: VOL. 3, 2018-2021

With an unparalleled discography of over 80 full-length albums since 2005, Charif Megarbane is the prolific Lebanese producer and multi-instrumentalist behind Cosmic Analog Ensemble, Heroes & Villains, Twyn Towers and Monumental Detail, among others.

Here is the 3rd and final part of a tribute to his music(s), effortlessly strolling from acoustic folk, free jazz and Saharan blues to cinematic soul, grainy funk and old European film scores.



Excerpts from the following albums:

– Muhadathat Vol. 2
– Une Vie Cent Détours
– El Cóndor Aparece
– TANGO GRAVLAX
– Péril Imminent
– In The Lobby
– Penelope
– Tabarja Blues
– Footprints & Handshakes
– The Kaya Collective
– The Submarine Chronicles Vol. 1 to Vol. 10
– Birdwatching

Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Ma3azef // 14 April 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis – featuring music from Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Iran, Scotland and the UK:

1. FRKTL – Where All Levels Cross [EG]
2. Pie Are Squared – 0CL8 [EG]
3. Jawad Nawfal – Nine Hundred Chariots [LB]
4. Azu Tiwaline – Tessiture [TN]
5. Shakeeb Abu Hamdan & Sholto Dobie – Sling Shotting [LB/UK]
6. Ahmed Saleh – Right Side [EG]
7. Etyen & Khansa – Rabbi [LB]
8. Saint Abdullah – The Birds Discuss the Journey (feat. John Butcher) [IR/UK]
9. Sandy Chamoun – Dreams of The Imagination / أحلام الخيال [LB]
10. NP [Jad Atoui + Anthony Sahyoun] – Grinning Through Dust [LB]
11. Hassan Khan – Tabla Dubb No.15 [EG]
12. Bikya [Maurice Louca / Mahmoud Refat / Mahmoud Waly] – Rokab [EG]
13. Sepehr – Contamination [IR]


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Movement Radio #07 // 08 April 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s 7th monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens – featuring music from Morocco, Iran, the USA, Lebanon, Portugal, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait and Tunisia:

1. Abdellah M. Hassak – Seven Heavens [MA]
2. Saint Abdullah – As Gently As The Steps Of Death (feat. Moor Mother) [IR/US]
3. Jawad Nawfal – Corps Amplifiés [LB]
4. Stéphanie Merchak – Espaces et Ombres [LB]
5. Mohammad Reza Mortazavi – Exploring [IR]
6. Victor Gama – Horizonte Suspenso #3 [PT]
7. Nur – Mediterranean [EG]
8. Senyawa – Menuju Muara (Safa Remix) [ID/LB]
9. Fatima Al Qadiri – Blajat Interlude [KW]
10. Safa – Particle Filtering Through A Great Elastic Wave [LB]
11. Sepehr – Neophyte Delight [IR]
12. Bikya [Maurice Louca / Mahmoud Refat / Mahmoud Waly] – Rokab [EG]
13. Azu Tiwaline – Tight Wind (feat. Cinna Peyghamy) [TN/IR]
14. FRKTL – Hverfa af himni heiðar stjörnur [EG]



[This mix was commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Center, and presented for the first time in the frame of MOVEMENT RADIO]

Ziad Nawfal’s Hisstology Compendium, Part 2 // 17 March 2021

A “HISSTOLOGY” COMPENDIUM FOR RADIO ALHARA: VOL. 2, 2014-2017

With an unparalleled discography of over 80 full-length albums since 2005, Charif Megarbane is the prolific Lebanese producer and multi-instrumentalist behind Cosmic Analog Ensemble, Heroes & Villains, Twyn Towers and Monumental Detail, among others.

Here is the 2nd part of a three-part tribute to his music(s), effortlessly strolling from acoustic folk, free jazz and Saharan blues to cinematic soul, grainy funk and old European film scores.



Excerpts from the following albums:

– La Fonte Des Glaces
– La Montée Des Eaux
– Libans De Reves OST
– “Plays” Brothers Nylon (Extra Hissy Tape)
– De l’Usage Des Crampons Sur Terrain Glissant
– The Forgotten Boomerang
– Asleep At The Switch
– Grands Pays
– Petits Pays
– All By Mistake
– Fortune Tellin’ EP
– Before The Film
– Après Le Film
– Les Sourdes Oreilles

Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Movement Radio #06 // 11 March 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s 6th monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens – featuring music from Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey and Indonesia:

1. Faten Kanaan – The North Wind [SY/PS/JO/LB]
2. Senyawa – Alkisah I (Anthony Sahyoun Remix) [LB]
3. Anthony Sahyoun – Two Foxes Trotting on A Lane in Qartaba [LB]
4. Charbel Haber – Beside A Monument to Whirling Nebulas of Murderers’ Fantasies, dressed in Sunday Best, Lay the Bodies of Docile Beasts [LB]
5. The Bunny Tylers – The Skies and Planets Over Stalingrad Days Before the Defeat [LB]
6. Fadi Tabbal – After the Fire, Before the End (feat. Julia Sabra) [LB]
7. Asaf Zeki Yüksel – Democracy Lessons [TR]
8. Marc Codsi – A Light [LB]
9. Senyawa – Istana (Jawad Nawfal Remix) [ID/LB]
10. NAR – Ma Tensa [LB]



[This mix was commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Center, and presented for the first time in the frame of MOVEMENT RADIO]