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]


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]


Ziad Nawfal’s Best Albums of 2019 on Radio Lebanon [Part 1 of 3]

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

Robert Forster – Crazy Jane & the day of judgement [from Inferno]
Big Thief – UFOF [from UFOF]
Andrew Bird – Sisyphus [from My Finest Work Yet]
Weyes Blood – Everyday [from Titanic Rising]
Alex Cameron – Divorce [from Miami Memory]
Belle & Sebastian – Did the day go just like you wanted? [from Days Of The Bagnold Summer]
The National – Quiet light [from I Am Easy To Find]
Aldous Harding – The barrel [from Designer]
Tindersticks – The amputees [from No Treasure But Hope]
Damien Jurado – Anchors [from In The Shape Of A Storm]
Cigarettes After Sex – Heavenly [from Cry]
James Yorkston – Shallow [from The Route To The Harmonium]
Morrissey – Morning starship [from California Son]
Iggy Pop – Sonali [from I’m Free]
fka Twigs – Fallen alien [from MAGDALENE]
Holly Herndon – Fear uncertainty doubt [from Proto]
Sandro Perri – Wrong about the rain [from Soft Landing]
Lambchop – The lasting last of you [from This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You)]
Wilco – Love is everywhere [from Ode To Joy]
Bill Callahan – Watch me get married [from Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest]
Bonnie Prince Billy – Look backward on your future [from I Made A Place]
Joan Shelley – Coming down for you [from Like The River Loves The Sea]
Michael Chapman – It’s too late [from True North]
Steve Gunn – Stonehurst cowboy [from The Unseen In Between]
75 Dollar Bill – Tetuzi Akiyama [from I Was Real]
Tinariwen – Kel tinawen [from Amadjar]
Cass McCombs – Sleeping volcanoes [from Tip Of The Sphere]
Purple Mountains – Margaritas at the mall [from Purple Mountains]
Devendra Banhart – Now all gone [from Ma]
Alko B – Elephant in a room [from Dreaming Is Not For Two]
Leonard Cohen – The goal [from Thanks For The Dance]