I asked some of my favorite musicians from Beirut and beyond, to tell me what their favorite records of 2011 were…
Rabih Salloum: musician (Slutterhouse)
– Jay-Z & Kanye West: Watch The Throne
– Various artists: Drive (OST)
– Azari & III: Self-titled
– J. Cole: Cole World / The Sideline Story
– Duran Duran: All You Need Is Now
– Sophie Ellis Bextor: Make A Scene
– Cut Copy: Zonoscope
– Lykke Li: Wounded Rhymes
– Lupe Fiasco: Lasers
– Britney Spears: Femme Fatale
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ZIAD NAWFAL is a Beirut-based DJ, radio host, music promoter and producer, and the co-founder of ground-breaking independent label Ruptured with Lebanese studio owner and engineer Fadi Tabbal.
Nawfal has spent the better part of the last 20 years exposing Lebanon and the world to the special local and regional independent music talent, on his long-running radio shows ‘Ruptures’ and ‘Decalages’ on Radio-Lebanon 96.2FM.
Since 2010, he is also the managing director of Irtijal, the first and foremost festival for experimental music in Lebanon.
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