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City Of Salt is an improvisation trio formed by Paed Conca (Switzerland), Omar Dewachi (Iraq/Canada), and Sam Shalabi (Canada), in the early months of 2012.

The three musicians were the guests of Ziad Nawfal’s Ruptures radio program for an interview & live performance, a few weeks prior to the release of their first album, Towers Open Fire, and a promotional tour in the UK.

Click on the following links to listen to the show:
City of Salt (part 1) + City of Salt (part 2)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Playlist:
City Of Salt [live #1] / Shalabi Effect (Ziad’s choice) / City Of Salt / The Velvet Underground (Sam’s choice) / City Of Salt [live #2] / Rasheed al Qundarji (Omar’s choice) / Bushwac (Paed’s choice) / City Of Salt [live #3]

[Pictures by Tanya Traboulsi]

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I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Omar Dewachi (musician, Land Of Kush / City Of Salt)
https://soundcloud.com/omar-dewachi

1- The Kaleidoscope: A Beacon From Mars (Epic Records, 1968)
2- Alice Coltrane: Journey In Satchidananda (Impulse, 1970)
3- Cecil Taylor: Live In The Black Forest (MPS, 1978)
4- Rashid al-Qundarji: The Falsetto Of Baghdad (Al Sur, 1996)
5- Albert Ayler: Live In Greenwich Village (Impulse, 1966)
6- The XX: Coexist (Young Turks, 2012)
7- Munir Bashir: Raga Roots (Byblos, 2000)
8- The Band: The Last Waltz (Warner Bro/Rhino, 2002)
9- Various Artists: To Scratch your heart, Early Recordings From Istanbul (Honest Jon’s, 2010)
10- Land Of Kush: Monogamy (Constellation, 2010)

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Ruptured presents Portachiusa (Paed Conca, Hans Koch & Michael Thieke) – performing at Metro al Madina, Hamra, Beirut (16 April 2012), featuring guests Omar Dewachi, Liliane Chlela & Fadi Tabbal

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]



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Diamond Setter (Kevork Keshishian) & Fadi Tabbal – performing at Metro al Madina, Hamra, Beirut (21 July 2012)

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]




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