ALKO B // 2nd Ruptured Session // 5 Aug 2019

Lebanese musician Salim Naffah aka ALKO B was the guest of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the making and production of his second solo album “Dreaming Is Not For Two”. Alko B performed several songs from his new album in the studio, accompanied by Fadi Tabbal from Tunefork Studios on live sound.


Track listing:
1. Alko B
2. M. Ward
3. The Ventures
4. Timber Timbre
5. Bobby Vinton
6. Alko B LIVE *2
7. Martin Rev
8. Alko B LIVE *2
9. The Beach Boys
10. Alko B LIVE
11. Alko B


Ruptured Live // Munma & Fadi Tabbal + Maya Chami // Ono Hub

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


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.


ABOUT FADI TABBAL

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).


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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Ruptured News // Sept 2016

Ruptured is releasing 3 new CD albums between September 6 and September 10, 2016, by three of the most creative musicians on the Lebanese alternative scene. These are the first solo releases of Kid Fourteen and Mme Chandelier, and the third one by Fadi Tabbal. All three will be available in limited editions of 300 copies each.


“How’s Annie” (rptd 015) by Fadi Tabbal
Released on September 6 at Ono The Music Hub
Listen to an excerpt here


“Post-Coital Tristesse” (rptd 014) by Mme Chandelier
Released on September 6 at Ono The Music Hub
> Listen to an excerpt here


“Dream Kids Never Sleep” (rptd 013) by Kid Fourteen
[To be released on September 10 at Wickerpark Festival
> Listen to an excerpt here

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Décalages // MIKE COOPER Edition // 20 Sept 2015

Sunday 20 September 2015, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm)

On the occasion of British musician MIKE COOPER‘s three concerts in Beirut, organized by Ruptured, we prepared a radio program showcasing his numerous releases of the last decade, as well as a generous side-order of American blues singers and guitar players, added for good measure!

1. Mike Cooper, from Elio Martusciello: Concrete Songs
2. Mike Cooper, from Various artists: I Never Meta Guitar
3. Mike Cooper, from Beach Crossings – Pacific Footprints
4. Mike Cooper, from Truth In The Abstract Blues w/ Leila Adu & Fabrizio Spera
5. Skip James
6. Leadbelly
7. Mike Cooper, from Spirit Songs
8. Mike Cooper, from Rayon Hula
9. Mike Cooper, same as #4
10. Mike Cooper, same as #3
11. Mike Cooper, from Blue Guitar
12. Mike Cooper, from Finding Other Worlds
13. John Fahey
14. John Renbourn
15. Blind Willie Johnson


16. Son House
17. Bukka White
18. Mississipi John Hurt
19. Robert Pete Williams
20. Karen Dalton
21. Mike Cooper, same as #1
22. Mike Cooper, from Avant Roots w/ Viv Corrigan
23. Mike Cooper, from Oceanic Feeling Like w/ Chris Abrahams
24. Mike Cooper, same as #4
25. Robert Johnson
26. Blind Lemon Jefferson
27. Blind Willie McTell
28. Little Willie John
29. Howlin’ Wolf
30. John Lee Hooker
31. Mike Cooper, same as #11
32. Youmna Saba


Ruptured Live // MIKE COOPER // Live in Beirut

In collaboration with Irtijal Festival and Tunefork Studios,
RUPTURED is proud to present three concerts by British singer & guitarist MIKE COOPER,
In Beirut in different venues in September 2015.

SEPTEMBER 18, 8.30pm:
Solo set at Dawawine, followed by Mike’s ‘exotica’ Dj set
Facebook event here


SEPTEMBER 20, 8.30pm:
“Beach Crossings”
ensemble performance at Beirut Art Center, with guest musicians from Beirut

Line-up: 

Mike Cooper (guitar, conduction)
with
Paed Conca (clarinet)
Tony Elieh (electric bass)
Abed Kobeissy (buzuk)
Ghassan Sahhab (kanoun)
Sharif Sehnaoui (drums)
Fadi Tabbal (electric guitar)
Raed Yassin (synth)
and
Ahmad Ghossein (narration)

Facebook event here


SEPTEMBER 22, 8.30pm:
Duo set with Youmna Saba at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub, followed by an informal Q&A
> For Facebook event, click here


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