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]

Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Ma3azef // 10 March 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis – SENYAWA REDUX

A mix of tracks by Indonesian art-rock duo Senyawa from the last decade, including several excerpts from digital compilation “Alkisah Remixed”, released in February 2021 by Beirut labels Ruptured & Annihaya:

1. Senyawa – Fasih
2. Senyawa – Alkisah I (Cedrik Fermont Remix)
3. Stephen O’Malley & Senyawa – Bima dan Ular Naga, Part I
4. Senyawa – Di Kala Sudah
5. Senyawa – Istana (Aya Metwalli Remix)
6. Senyawa – Gugur
7. Senyawa – brønshøj 4
8. Senyawa – Kekuasaan (Anthony Sahyoun Remix) [Unreleased]
9. Senyawa – Kembali Ke Dunia (Return to The World)
10. Senyawa – Kabau (Stephanie Merchak Ambient Remix)
11. Wukir Suriyadi – Solo Performance in Bali
12. Senyawa – Kiamat (Jana Saleh Remix)


Ruptured News // LUMEN PROJECT // BEIRUT MOON

LUMEN PROJECT // BEIRUT MOON – SATURDAY 13th of MARCH 2021
A longform experience with sound and image

Lumen Project (Sweden) will present performances by artists in Beirut, Lebanon // with a sonic + visual response from Malmö, Sweden featuring:
Albin // Jad Atoui // Vincent Bahar // Yasmine El Baramawy // Liliane Chlela // Nadia Daou (Nãr) // Tony Elieh // Charbel Haber // Mathias Landæus // Nathan Larson // Aya Metwalli // Ziad Moukarzel // Sary Moussa // Jawad Nawfal // Julia Sabra // Anthony Sahyoun // Sharif Sehnaoui // Fadi Tabbal // Elyse Tabet //

FREE FOR ALL — DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED and will be shared among the participating artists

Initiated and realized by Lumen Project, in collaboration with Ruptured and Tunefork
Producers: Ziad Nawfal, Lina Enqvist, Maria Lyth, Erik Sandberg and Nathan Larson
Graphic design by Caroline Igel
Photography by Lujain Jo and Erik Sandberg
Editing by Erik Sandberg and Nathan Larson
With support from Musikverket

Ruptured Album Release // THE DRONE SESSIONS Vol. 1 – Live at Tunefork Studios

NEW FROM RUPTURED ON MARCH 19th.

The Drone Sessions vol. 1 – Live at Tunefork Studios
In partnership with Nathan Larson and Lumen Project (Stockholm)


Featuring brand new music from Fadi Tabbal & Julia SabraAnthony Sahyoun & Jad AtouiElyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal Charbel Haber & Sary MoussaAya Metwalli & Nadia DaouSharif Sehnaoui & Tony EliehLiliane Chlela & Ziad Moukarzel.

Mastered by Cedrik Fermont at Syrphe, Berlin. Design by Nour Raad.

Order from Bandcamp HERE

Also available from BoomkatiTunes + Deezer + Spotify + Anghami


All photos by Lujain Jo at Tunefork Studios.
Both audio and video material is going to be the subject of a live broadcast by Lumen Project, on March 13, 2021.

Ziad Nawfal’s Hisstology Compendium, Part 1 // 17 February 2021

A “HISSTOLOGY” COMPENDIUM FOR RADIO ALHARA: VOL. 1, 2009-2013

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 first 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:

– Anatomy Of A Moment: Infants-Children-Teenagers
– Concrete Abstracts
– Innertimes/Outerspace
– Plays Fayrouz
– Ya3tik el 3afieh
– Ghost Notes In Between
– Like Morning To The Insomniac
– 4/4 x 10
– In The Land Of A Thousand Snares
– œ
– Monumental Detail
– Fish Fingers
– Kachumbari
– As The Suntanned Shared A Toast
– Ruptured Sessions Vol. 6: For Beirut

Ruptured + Annihaya Album Release // SENYAWA // Alkisah Remixed

Arriving February 21 on Ruptured + Annihaya.

Ruptured and Annihaya (as well as a hefty assortment of indie labels from all over the place, including Jordan’s Drowned By Locals and Bahrain’s Qarar) are taking part in the release of SENYAWA’s incredible new album “Alkisah”, on February 21st.

To accompany our co-release of “Alkisah”, we’ve commissioned remixes from some of our favorite contributors: Anthony Sahyoun, Aya Metwalli, C-drík, Hatem Imam, Jad Atoui, Jana Saleh, Jawad Nawfal, Safa, Stephanie Merchak and Ziad Moukarzel.

Order from Bandcamp HERE and HERE


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Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Movement Radio #05 // 11 February 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s 5th monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens – featuring music from Lebanon, Palestine, Armenia, Egypt, Sudan, Turkey, Greece, Indonesia, Canada and the USA:

1. Sufyvn – Whispers [SD]
2. Tarek Atoui – Untitled [LB]
3. Raed Yassin – The Two Banks of Time [LB]
4. Senyawa – Sujud (Prostration) [ID]
5. Giorgos Varoutas – Melisma 1 [GR]
6. Kamilya Jubran & Sarah Murcia – Siwa [PS/FR]
7. The Dwarfs of East Agouza [Alan Bishop, Maurice Louca, Sam Shalabi] – The Green Dogs of Dahshur [US/EG/CA]
8. Omarchestra [w. Osman Arabi, Umut Çağlar, Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Maurice Louca, Sharif Sehnaoui, Sam Shalabi, Fadi Tabbal] – King Hassan [LB/EG/TY/CA]
9. Khoum – E [AM]
10. Bana Haffar – Castles in Beirut [LB]



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

Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Ma3azef // 10 February 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis – featuring music from Lebanon, Armenia, Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Turkey, Canada and the USA:

1. Bergsonist – Ach Briti [MA]
2. Sufyvn – Ascension [SD]
3. The Dwarfs of East Agouza [Alan Bishop, Maurice Louca, Sam Shalabi] – Black Sun of Intent [US/EG/CA]
4. Raed Yassin – Book of Psalms [LB]
5. Kid Fourteen – Can You Be More Concerned [LB]
6. Omarchestra [w. Osman Arabi, Umut Çağlar, Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Maurice Louca, Sharif Sehnaoui, Sam Shalabi, Fadi Tabbal] – The Impropriety of Longing [LB/EG/TY/CA]
7. Two or The Dragon – Live at Metro, June 2018 [LB]
8. Khoum – Mah [AM]
9. Fadi Tabbal – The New and Improved Guide to Birdwatching Vol.3 (Patricia Wolf Drums Remix) [LB/US]
10. The Incompetents – State of The Union [LB]