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Ruptured & Onomatopoeia The Music Hub present

MUNMA & SHARIF SEHNAOUI

Live at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 8.30pm

Entrance 10,000 LL

Facebook event here

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Ruptured & Onomatopoeia The Music Hub present

MUNMA & JAD ATOUI

Live at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub

Thursday 02 August 2018, 8.30pm

Entrance 10,000 LL

Facebook event here

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MusicMap’s ‘Soundscape’ series is a brilliant way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every few weeks, the people behind this amazing platform visit a different country and ask someone familiar with the scene to serve up a mix of the finest local sounds…

“Following our recent trips to Peru, India and Mexico, this month we’re visiting Lebanon for our first Soundscape from the Middle East. Our guide this time is Beirut-based DJ, promoter and producer Ziad Nawfal, co-founder of ground-breaking independent label Ruptured and managing director of Irtijal, the country’s first experimental music festival. Ziad Nawfal has spent his career championing independent Lebanese music via his ‘Ruptures’ and ‘Decalages’ shows on Radio Lebanon, so we knew we were in for a treat with his Soundscape mix…”

Listen below:

“It turns out that it’s pretty difficult to summarise Beirut musically in an hour,” Ziad admits. “Especially for someone who’s been working amidst this scene for so long. I chose to include artists who are all currently active, with the one exception of Scrambled Eggs, the first band I worked with back in 2006. I also chose to focus on more experimental and leftfield forms of music, whether electronic, rock, or folk, and in the process many artists whom I’m fond of had to be cast aside. Heartfelt apologies to those. This is a very personal take on what Beirut represents for me, musically. Sometimes pretty, sometimes ugly, often difficult, always challenging. I hope you enjoy this mix!”

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 – 8.30 pm
at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub, Beirut

with
► Munma: synths /electronics
► Fadi Tabbal: electric guitar /electronics
► Maya Chami: live visuals

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// ABOUT MUNMA

Jawad Nawfal is a pioneer of Lebanon’s electronic/dance scene. Starting out as a DJ and event promoter in the late 90’s, he eventually moved on to production and composition in the early 2000’s, forming live electronic duos Ae_Quo and AEX with Lebanese musician Victor Bresse. Nawfal created MUNMA in the aftermath of Israel’s war on Lebanon in the summer of 2006 — this solo project explores oriental harmonies and rhythmical patterns, with a strong reliance on sampled traditional musical beds and excerpts from politicians’ speeches and radio broadcasts. In 2012, Jawad started working with Lebanese writer and slam poet Mazen el-Sayed aka El Rass, and the two musicians released two well receivedalbums which explore the darker sides of rap, reconfiguring the genre to include elements of bass and electronica. In the following years, Nawfal collaborated with Belgian electronic producer Cedrik Fermont, and released 4 albums on his label Syrphe Records with different contributors.

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Fadi Tabbal is a musician, producer and sound engineer, known for his numerous contributions to Beirut’s alternative music scene by way of the specialized studio he opened in 2006, Tunefork.

Tabbal’s work as an engineer at Tunefork has secured its reputation as one of the most prominent studios in Beirut; the majority of the city’s alternative acts have passed through its doors. Fadi is a member of several Lebanese bands, including rock groups The Incompetents and Bunny Tylers, as well as experimental trio Under the Carpet. He collaborates frequently with singer/songwriter Youmna Saba, folk bands Safar and Ramly, and is a guest player on albums by experimental duo Praed and folk singer Sandmoon, among others. As a solo artist, he has released three albums entitled “On the Rooftop Looking Up” (Self-released 2013), “Museum of Disappearing Buildings” (Self-released 2015) and “How’s Annie” (Ruptured, 2016).

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// ABOUT MAYA CHAMI

Maya Chami is a practitioner in graphic design and digital arts. She received a Bachelor of Science in graphic design from the Lebanese American University. In 2006, she was selected to participate in the UNESCO online masters module on art, design and technology.

In 2011 she completed a Masters degree in digital arts at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. She works in graphic design and digital arts on both commissioned and personal projects, and has participated in several design and digital arts events.

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Three Voices, the latest album from Lebanese electronic artist Munma, was released by Ruptured in June 2016, in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered LP’s.

It is presently available for purchase on:
iTunes,
Bleep,
Boomkat,
Cargo Records 
(Germany),
Cargo Records (UK),
Forced Exposure,
Norman Records,
and Traxsource.

And of course in Beirut at Dawawine, Chico, and Ono Music Hub.
You can listen to to an excerpt here:

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On the occasion of the release of Munma‘s new LP Three Voices in Beirut, this edition of the Ruptures radio show featured exclusive tracks from Munma with various collaborators, as well as several excerpts from the new album:

– Munma: Muse (from ‘Three Voices’)
– Munma: A tribute to Mahjoub Omar
– Munma & Mariam Hammoud: Mou3ad
– Munma & Mash: Avril
– Munma: Eole (from ‘Three Voices’)
– El Rass & Munma: Kashghara
– Munma & Hamdi Mejdoub: M7ebba
– Munma & Mariam Hammoud: Wasaya
– Munma: Cadavre exquis (from ‘Three Voices’)
– Munma & Naserdayn al Touffar: Nay
– El Far3i & Munma: Shu beddak
– El Rass & Munma: Nafas live at Oshtoora (YouTube audio)
– Munma & Mash: Les fleurs du mal
– Munma & Mariam Hammoud: Thalatheen
– Munma: Chien fou (from ‘Three Voices’)

Listen here: ruptures munma 30 may

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Ruptured presents MUNMA & FADI TABBAL (The Incompetents, Bunny Tylers) in concert in Dawawine’s screening room

For the launch of Lebanese electronic artist Munma’s new album THREE VOICES

On Friday 3 June 2016,
1st concert at 7.30pm
2nd concert at 9pm

Entrance 10000LL
For information and reservation: 01-567705

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THREE VOICES is the hotly anticipated first vinyl release from Jawad Nawfal aka Munma, a pioneer of Lebanon’s electronic/dance scene.
The album will be available in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered LP’s, including digital download codes.
It is the second vinyl release from Lebanon’s alternative music label Ruptured, following RadioKVM’s ‘Issrar’ in 2014.

[This event is organized by Ruptured, in collaboration with Tunefork and Dawawine]


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A radio program entirely dedicated to electronica artist Munma,

Featuring demos, album tracks, exclusive versions and remixes from this talented Lebanese young man’s 10-year (and going) career:

1. Munma: Soft Integration (Previews and Premises, 2010)
2. Munma: A Tribute to Mahjoub Omar (demo, 2013)
3. El Rass & Munma: ‘Awdat al Batriq (Adam, Darwin & the Batriq, 2014)
4. Munma with Naserdayn el Touffar: Nay (demo, 2014)
5. Munma: Munma (34 Days, 2006)
6. Munma: IRM (Black Tuesday, 2007)
7. Munma: Engram (Unholy Republic, 2008)
8. Trash Inc. & Munma: Nightwalker #2 (demo, 2009)
9. Index/Left: Hecatonchires (demo, 2010)
10. Scrambled Eggs: Bleeding Nun (Munma remix, from Happy Together Filthy Forever, 2006)
11. Litter: Hummingbird (Munma remix, from Newfound Grids, 2012)
12. Infinite Moment of Composure: Infiltration (Turbulence, 2012 / vox by Maria Kassab)
13. Tasjil Moujahed: Aviatrix (Musafer, 2012 / vox by Maria Kassab)
14. Munma feat. radiokvm: The Funeral (No Apologies, 2013)

Listen: ruptures munma lundi 26 oct

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>> The Incompetents‘ latest full-length CD, Of Minor Differences… And Narcissism, released in November 2012, is now available for sale in Lebanon at the following spots:
Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil)
Dar Bookstore (Hamra)
Chico Video (Hamra)
Music Now (Hamra)

>> The following 2 CDs, which were released by the Berlin-based Syrphe label in the summer of 2012:
Infinite Moment Of Composure (Jawad Nawfal & Liliane Chlela): Turbulence
Tasjiil Moujahed (Munma & Kirdec): Self-titled
… are now available for sale in Lebanon at Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil, 5 copies of each) and Music Now (Hamra, 5 copies of each)
Very nice artworks by Liliane Chlela and Maria Kassab, too!

>> There are only 10 copies remaining of the CD compilation The Ruptured Sessions volume 3, released in the summer of 2010, out of an initial run of 500.

This compilation features exclusive radio versions, recorded during the Ruptures program on Radio Lebanon 96.2FM, of tracks by Intensive Care (now Wake Island), Eileen Khatchadourian, Mashrou’ Leila, and others…

These last 10 copies are found at Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil, 5 copies) and Music Now (Hamra, 5 copies)…
There will be no reprint — hurry up and get yours 🙂

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Four months following the release of El Rass & Munma‘s first collaboration Unveiling the Hidden, on the Ruptured music label, here’s a chance to read some of the reviews that were written about this brilliant and unique album:

x To read Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in AL AKHBAR / Lebanon, click here:
Al Akhbar 15 Feb 2012 (PDF)

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x Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in ANNAHAR / Lebanon (click to enlarge):

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x Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in ELLE ORIENT / Lebanon (click to enlarge):

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x Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in music blog REGNSKY.DK / Denmark (click to enlarge):

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x Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in THE WIRE / UK (click to enlarge):

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x Unveiling the Hidden‘s review in TIME OUT / Lebanon (click to enlarge):

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A couple of days prior to the release of their first recorded collaboration, Kachf el Mahjoub / Unveiling the Hidden, Lebanese artists EL RASS (Mazen el Sayed, words & vocals), and MUNMA (Jawad Nawfal, beats & electronic treatments), were the guest of Ruptures, for a presentation of the album and no less than three live performances.
They were accompanied by Belgian electronic musician C-Drik, who spoke about the process of mastering the album.

Playlist:
El Rass & Munma (Borkan Beirut) / El Rass & Munma (Treasury Bonds) / El Rass & Munma (Tkhayal) / El Rass & Munma (LIVE 1) / El Rass & Munma (LIVE 2) / Boom Bip & Dose One / Munma / RadioKVM / El Rass & Munma (LIVE 3)

Audio links:
El Rass & Munma (20 Feb) part 1
+ El Rass & Munma (20 Feb) part 2

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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RUPTURED presents:

The CD Launch & Live Premiere of
KACHF EL MAHJOUB [UNVEILING THE HIDDEN]

A musical collaboration between
EL RASS (Mazen el Sayed, words & vocals)
&
MUNMA (Jawad Nawfal, beats & electronics)
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ABOUT THE CD:

Kachf el Mahjoub / Unveiling the hidden is a musical collaboration between Lebanese poet and musician Mazen el Sayed, otherwise known as El Rass (The Head), and Lebanese electronica artist Jawad Nawfal aka Munma. El Sayed is a prolific writer and musician, at ease with a variety of instruments, while Nawfal has previously released an impressive number of albums and EPs, exploring downtempo electronica and ambient dubstep. The collision of harsh beats and brazen, slammed vocals works wonders on Unveiling the Hidden, a truly outstanding collaboration between Nawfal’s Munma project and Mazen el Sayed’s El Rass persona, produced and released by independent Lebanese label Ruptured.

Notorious for his masterful flow in the classical Arabic language, quite an uncommon phenomenon in Lebanon’s exuberant rap scene, El Rass is impressive on Unveiling the Hidden, with lyrics tackling both social and political sensitive subjects. Munma, on the other hand, creates a sound-world perfectly fitting El Rass’s agitated discourse, alternating between broken beats, elaborate percussion, and ambient layers of synths. At times reminiscent of mutant hiphop outfit Shabazz Palaces, at others of the collaboration between dubstep producer Kode9 and vocalist The SpaceApe, this album is an uncanny meeting of Arabic hip-hop and electronica, and represents an exceptional event in the realm of contemporary Lebanese alternative music.
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[Design by Youmna Habbouche]

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Belgian electronic musician C-DRIK, live at EM Chill [Mar Mikhael, Beirut]
accompanied by several talented Lebanese electronicians

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CEDRIK FERMONT (aka C-drík Fermont, C-drík, Cdrk, Kirdec, Y-drík, M-drík, F-drík and many other “-drík”) is a multifaceted vegan artist, academically trained musician, DJ, singer, composer and drummer.

Of Greek, Zairian and Belgian descent, born in Zaire (RDC), he lived in Belgium, where he studied under the guidance of electro-acoustic composer Annette Van de Gorne, before relocating to the Netherlands, then to Germany in 2010.

C-drík started his first electronic project in 1989, and juggles between different musical genres, including electronica, noise, breakcore, digital punk, electro-acoustic, industrial, ambient, free jazz, hip hop, etc.

He is also a label manager and promoter, producing his own projects and those of similarly-minded experimental artists, mostly from Asia and Africa.

For more info: www.syrphe.com


[Original photograph by Ghadi Smat / Design by Joumana Seikaly]

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I asked some of my favorite musicians from Beirut and beyond, to tell me what their favorite records of 2011 were…

Jawad Nawfal: producer, sound artist, musician (Munma, formerly with Index/Left, AEX, Ae_Quo…)

– Amon Tobin: ISAM (Ninja Tune)
– Culprate:Colours (Gradient Audio)
– Kuedo: Videowave EP (Planet Mu)
– Vessel: Wax Dance EP (A Future Without)
– 2562: Fever (Doubt Records)
– Zomby: Nothing (4AD)
– Loops Haunt: Ark EP (Black Acre)
– iTAL tEK: Whip It Up EP (Atom River)
– Semiomine: From Memory (Ad Noiseam)
– The Third Eye Foundation: The Dark (Ici D’ailleurs)

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Ziad Nawfal‘s setlist:

> BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE the carrier
> TABLA MATRIX magnetic
> SOAPKILLS tango
> DJ KRUSH still island
> CHEIKHA RIMITTI nakhla
> SYSTEMWIDE aswan dub
> SUB DUB revolution
> HIGH TONE ucf ramble
> MUTAMASSIK mawlid
> HIGH TONE dubiously
> LE PEUPLE DE L’HERBE herbman skank
> MUTAMASSIK babomb
> DIGITONAL breakbeat phase
> SHACKLETON tin foil sky
> BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE regiment
> GANG OF FOUR damaged goods
> THE RAPTURE out of the races
> RADIO 4 sink so low
> CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH satan said dance
> BJORK crystalline (Omar Souleyman Rmx)
> DJ SHADOW organ donor
> INDEX/LEFT hecatonchires
> MUNMA polymorph
> MURCOF memoria (Sutekh Rmx)
> MASSIVE ATTACK paradise circus (Gui Boratto Rmx)

Sample sets from previous editions:

http://soundcloud.com/beirut-steppers/deep-diving



[Design by Aline Khokaz, from an original idea by Youmna Habbouche]

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