Ziad Nawfal for Radio Ma3azef // 11 November 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis – special Irtijal’20 edition featuring music from all festival participants:

1. Ghassan Sahhab – Taqasim Qanun [LB]
2. Paed Conca w/ City of Salt – Dreamy Ape [CH/IQ/CA]
3. Two or The Dragon – Live at Metro, June 2018 [LB]
4. Aya Metwalli – All the Gold on Earth [EG]
5. NAR – Ma Tensa [LB]
6. Calamita – Al’Il [LB/IT]
7. Rabih Beaini – Light Within a Light [LB]
8. Sary Moussa – Distance [LB]
9. Fadi Tabbal – The New and Improved Guide to Birdwatching Vol.3 (Patricia Wolf Beatless Remix) [LB/US]
10. TEDTEDTED – Day 21 (Diary of A Revolution) [LB]
11. Jad Atoui – Zikr [LB]
12. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions of Worry [LB]
13. Kinematik – Al-Qulub Al-Mughallafa Bet-Turab La Tankaser [LB]


Ziad Nawfal for Movement Radio // 08 November 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s 1st monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens – with a focus on Lebanese musicians:

1. Kinematik – Murur al-kiram
2. Sharif Sehnaoui – N [live at radio liban]
3. Jad Atoui – Signals
4. Munma – Three voices
5. Charbel Haber – We dream in the sun we tan when we can
6. Youmna Saba – Nafas [live at radio liban]
7. Osman Arabi – The xi masks of the faceless one [live at radio liban]
8. Fadi Tabbal – The new and improved guide to birdwatching vol.3
9. Sary Moussa – In praise of shadows
10. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions of worry [excerpt]
11. El Rass & Munma – Freestyle [live at radio liban]



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

Ziad Nawfal for The Lick Records // 01 November 2020

GLOBAL FOLK & ROCK FROM HERE, THERE & ELSEWHERE – Ziad Nawfal’s mix for The Lick Records in Beirut:

1. Al Thoulathy al Mareh – Asmar Ya Sukkar [Egypt]
2. Star Band de Dakar – Le Lolaye [Senegal]
3. Kamal Keila – Al Asafir [Sudan]
4. Tamikrest – Wainan Adobat [Mali, Niger, Algeria]
5. Erkin Koray – Karlı Dağlar [Turkey]
6. Cheikha Rimitti – Rah Glaibi Andek [Algeria]
7. Maleem Mahmoud Ghania & Pharoah Sanders – Bala Moussaka [Morocco, USA]
8. Jaafar Hassan – Once A Day [Iraq]
9. The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr – Farrah Galbi Al Jadeed [Sudan]
10. Al Massrieen – El Sobhiya [Egypt]
11. R.D. Burman – Mehbooba Mehbooba [India]
12. Salim el Baroudi – Fatouma [Egypt]
13. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Bassekou [Mali]
14. Bargou 08 – Chech el Khater [Tunisia, Belgium]
15. Grupo Pilon – Rabes [Cape Verde]
16. Yīn Yīn – One Inch Punch [The Netherlands]
17. Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu [UK]


Ziad Nawfal for Radio Alhara // 21 October 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Alhara in Bethlehem – featuring music from Lebanon, Iran, Sweden, France and the USA:

1. Jerusalem in My Heart – Bein Ithnein [LB]
2. Richard Pinhas – Circle [FR]
3. Bada – Fogden [SE]
4. Ilvy – Gargantua [LB]
5. Tony Elieh – It’s Good to Die Every Now and Then (Part 2) [LB]
6. Christine Ott – Darkstar [FR]
7. Oiseaux-Tempête – Out of Sight [FR]
8. Annunaki Signal – Sector [IR]
9. “A” Trio – Over [LB]
10. Fire! – She Bid A Meaningless Farewell [SE]
11. Bent Arcana – Sprites [US]


Ziad Nawfal for Radio Ma3azef // 14 October 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis – featuring music from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, the USA and Canada:

1. Fadi Tabbal – The New and Improved Guide to Birdwatching Vol.3 [LB]
2. Abadir – Liminal [EG]
3. Anthony Sahyoun & Jawad Nawfal – January 19 [LB]
4. Aya Metwalli – Matkhafsh Menni [EG]
5. The Bunny Tylers – Let There Be Light [LB]
6. Jad Atoui – Impulse [LB]
7. Shinigami San – FGTN [TN]
8. Safa – Particle Filtering Through A Great Elastic Wave [LB]
9. NP – Grinning Through Dust [LB]
10. Tashweesh – Untitled [PS]
11. The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Clean Shahin [EG/CA/US]


Ziad Nawfal for Radio Alhara // 16 September 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Alhara in Bethlehem – featuring music from Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, the USA and Canada:

1. Sandmoon – Angels [LB]
2. Kinematik – Sahu + Bein Mreytein [LB]
3. Postcards – Dead End [LB]
4. Scrambled Eggs – Building A Nest [LB]
5. PanSTARRS – Dor Elfo2 [EG]
6. Maii Waleed + Zeid Hamdan – Ehdefni [EG/LB]
7. Maurice Louca – The Palm Of A Ghost (feat. Nadah el Shazly) [EG]
8. Karkhana – Rock Farock [LB/EG/CA/TR/US]
9. Kozo – Sky House [LB]
10. Serge Yared – The State Of The Union [LB]
11. Zalfa – Law Ma [LB]
12. Bedouin Burger – Ya Man Hawa [LB/SY]
13. Basel Naouri – Epic Wars [JO]
14. Yusuy – Yours Truly (Mahwoos) [EG]


Ruptured Album Release // FADI TABBAL // Subject To Potential Errors And Distortions

Arriving October 23: the fifth solo album by Fadi Tabbal and the third collaboration between Ruptured Records in Beirut and Beacon Sound in Portland.

On Subject To Potential Errors And Distortions, Lebanese musician, producer and sound engineer Fadi Tabbal delves deeper into the theme of alienation in a suffocating city. Composed and conceived almost entirely at his home in Beirut during Covid-19 quarantine, the record is his most intimate yet. While his previous solo work consisted solely of guitar pieces, this time Tabbal adds tape loops, vocal samples and synthesizers to his sound palette in an attempt to convey the subjectivity of memory and our tendency to write and rewrite history according to the present. The result is seven pieces that veer between minimalism and ambient music akin to recent outings by Pan American’s Mark Nelson and mid-period Stars of the Lid. Three of the tracks feature the voice of Julia Sabra, singer for Beirut dream-pop group Postcards.

Fadi Tabbal has been one of the leading figures in the Beirut music scene for over a decade. He runs Tunefork Studios, a specialized work space which offers customized services including full band recordings, live sound, music production and composition; is a member of several musical projects including electronic duo Stress/Distress (with Anthony Sahyoun) and The Bunny Tylers (with Charbel Haber); has collaborated with Mike Cooper, Oiseaux-Tempête, Youmna Saba, Sary Moussa and Marc Codsi; has produced albums by Postcards, Kinematik and Safar; has recorded and mixed the entirety of Ziad Nawfal’s Ruptured Sessions live series; has done installations and sound design for numerous artists and institutions, including Lebanese art ensemble The Feel Collective, Nada Kano’s Beirut Dance Studio, Petra Serhal and The Sursock Museum; has performed soundtrack work for filmmakers Maher Abi-Samra, Rania Rafei, Roy Deeb, Chadi Aoun, Nadim Tabet, among others; has been the technical director of Irtijal Festival since 2011; and has taught sound at the Académie Libanaise Des Beaux-Arts since 2012.

Tabbal has released 4 solo albums since 2013, including How’s Annie (Ruptured, 2016) and Museum of Disappearing Buildings (Ruptured + Beacon Sound, 2017). Recently he’s been spearheading the #beirutmusiciansfund, an effort to help local musicians affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut recoup some of their considerable losses. Not known: whether he ever sleeps.

Limited edition vinyl + digital release by Ruptured Records & Beacon Sound.
Wordwide distribution by Cargo Records UK.

Pre-order from Bandcamp HERE and from a whole lot of other nice places HERE


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Ziad Nawfal for Radio Ma3azef // 09 September 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis – featuring music from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, the USA and Germany:

1. Monolake – Beirut [DE]
2. MAKH – Abstract [LB]
3. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – Coast I [LB]
4. Mash – Echoing [TN]
5. Basel Naouri – Epic Wars [JO]
6. Deena Abdelwahed – Insaniyti [TN]
7. Thoom – Large Fly [LB]
8. Kid Fourteen – One Day I’m Gone [LB]
9. DJ Haram – Overeager [US]
10. Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra – Bedo’s Lullaby [LB]
11. Daou – Lust [LB]
12. Aya Metwalli – Lugere [EG]
13. El Rass & Munma – Rissala (Ruptured session) [LB]
14. Bu Nasser Touffar – Nay (prod. Munma) [LB]


Ruptured News // MUSIC RELIEF FOR BEIRUT #4: Amman, Beirut, Tunis

In the aftermath of the August 4th explosion in Beirut, which left several hundred people dead, thousands injured, and resulted in city-wide material damage, several labels and platforms have started releasing compilations in support of the crisis.

Grief Into Rage: A Compilation for Beirut is a 36-track compilation by Jordanian label Grief Into Rage, aiming to raise funds in support of Beirut and its inhabitants. 100% of the compilation’s profits will be donated to the Lebanese Red Cross and Tunefork Studios’ Beirut Musicians’ Fund. Notable contributors include Arabs with Synthesizers and Asifeh.

Buy Grief Into Rage here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


System Revival Recordings put together System Revival: For Beirut, The End Of Corruption as a fundraiser for the people of Beirut. 100% of the compilation’s proceeds will go directly to support organizations on the ground in Beirut. Notable contributors to this lengthy 31-track collection include Kujo, Legowelt, MAKH, NP (the duo of Anthony Sahyoun and Jad Atoui), Nur Jaber, Safa and Yasmine Hamdan.

Buy For Beirut, The End Of Corruption here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ma3azef teamed up with New York-based mastering engineer Heba Kadry to curate a compilation of new and unreleased material from regional and international musicians, entitled Nisf Madeena (half city). All proceeds from the compilation’s sales are going to local initiatives working to provide assistance on the ground in Beirut, namely AFAC’s Fundraising Campaign for the Arts and Culture Community, Tunefork Studios’ Beirut Musicians’ Fund, and Beit el Baraka. The 17-track compilation includes contributions by Nicolás Jaar, Zuli, Aya Metwalli, Fatima Al Qadiri, Deena Abdelwahed and Marc Codsi.

Buy Nisf Madeena here.

Ziad Nawfal for Ballroom Blitz x Radio Alhara // 29 August 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s guest mix for The Ballroom Blitz‘s 30-hour takeover/fundraiser at Radio Alhara, with all profits going to Haven for Artists.
Music from and for Beirut:

1. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [2019]
2. Jad Atoui – Alpha 60 [2020]
3. Charles Cohen – Beirut [2015]
4. Kid Fourteen – Can You Be More Concerned [2018]
5. The Bug – Destroy Me (Version) [2020]
6. Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart – Gazelles in Flight [2014]
7. Zalfa – Law Ma [2019]
8. Lumi – From A Dream [2017]
9. Rabih Beaini – Ghadab [2020]
10. Thoom – Large Fly [2020]
11. Aya Metwalli – Manyaka [2017]
12. Muqata’a – Taqamus Muqawim [2018]
13. El Rass & Munma – Freestyle [Ruptured Session 2012]
14. Kinematik – Lalochezia [Ruptured Session 2017]