Posts Tagged ‘Radio Lebanon’

Sunday 30 June 2013, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm)

[Fadi Tabbal ‘On The Rooftop Looking Up’]
1. Brothers From Another Planet
2. Grizzle
3. On The Rooftop Looking Up
4. Grizzly
5. Woolgathering
6. In The Dust Of The Stars 1
7. Homebound
8. Paralyzed
9. In The Dust Of The Stars 2
10. The Land That Time Forgot
11. District 11
12. Intrusion
13. Distant Relatives
14. The Quiet Earth
15. Castles In The Air
16. Under A Flag
17. Trespassing

> Listen to Part 1: decalages 30 juin (1)

[Fadi Tabbal ‘On The Rooftop Looking Up’]
18. Somewhere In Time
19. Sideways
20. Near The Hillside

21. Rodriguez
22. Port O’Brien & Papercuts (Graham Nash cover)
23. Nile Nash (Graham Nash cover)
24. Peter Broderick
25. Bonnie Prince Billy
26. Absynthe Minded
27. Jean-Louis Murat (featuring Carla Bruni)

> Listen to Part 2:  decalages 30 juin (2)

28. Jean-Louis Murat (featuring Jennifer Charles)
29. Jean-Louis Murat (featuring Camille)
30. Gnarls Barkley
31. David Bowie
32. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
33. Peter Broderick
34. Katerine (Jacno cover)
35. Dominique A (Jacno cover)
36. Kim (Bob Dylan cover)

> Listen to Part 3: decalages 30 juin (3)

37. Minuscule Key (Bob Dylan cover)
38. R.E.M.
39. R.E.M. (Velvet Underground cover)
40. R.E.M. (Velvet Underground cover)
41. Bonnie Prince Billy (Graham Nash cover)
42. Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (Cole Porter cover)
43. Junip

> Listen to Part 4: decalages 30 juin (4)

The record of the day:


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Ziad Nawfal presents
CD release + live performances

Charbel Haber (featuring surprise guest)
Liliane Chlela


On Thursday 21 March 2013, starting 9pm
At Yukunkun, Rue du Liban, Gemmayzeh, Beirut



The Ruptured Sessions is a series of live recordings produced by Lebanese radio host Ziad Nawfal in the studios of Radio Lebanon. The sessions take place during Nawfal’s weekly program Ruptures, with musicians from Beirut’s alternative scene and elsewhere.

Volume 5 documents the city’s younger wave of electronic composers, and features performances from the likes of Jad Atoui, Liliane Chlela, Mocques and RadioKVM. Also included are recordings from American experimental musician Robert Lowe (in his Lichens guise); up-and-coming international projects Praed and Under The Carpet; as well as an exclusive duo of Lebanese guitarist extraordinaire Charbel Nicolas Haber and Canadian sound-maker Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.

The sessions for Volume 5 were recorded in Beirut by sound engineer and musician Fadi Tabbal; and subsequently mastered in Berlin by Belgian artist and producer C-drík, who also worked on Ruptured releases El Rass and Under The Carpet.



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So here it is at last.
The first CD to be recorded in the studios of RADIO LEBANON 96.2FM, during the RUPTURES radio show…

We are releasing the CD, in the presence of the artists, over the course of a unique celebration at our favorite hot-spot, the WALIMAT Restaurant in HAMRA, on APRIL 30, from 5-8pm.

There will be wine, food, singing and dancing.
No, seriously:

– Acoustic Performances by CRISTOBAL, YOUMNA SABA, and The INCOMPETENTS
– The Projection Premiere of Youmna Saba’s ISMAK, a videoclip by Youmna Habbouche and Joe Elias
– Music by Dj Eject

[Design by Youmna Habbouche]

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Ruptures ‘German Edition’, RL 96.2FM (August 2006)

It took me some time to post this radio program, but the thing is, well… I had lost it. Blame it on the time I had recorded it, and the circumstances surrounding that time, but I simply forgot to label it, and it was buried amidst a compact mass of similarly non-labelled CD’s. Hell, I tell you… But in any case, now it’s here, in its full and pristine form….

In May 2006, German radio Zündfunk contacted me to produce a radio program, approximately 80 minutes long. Zündfunk is the “young” radio show of Bayerischer Rundfunk, which is the Southern branch of German Public Radio (i.e. something like the German version of the BBC).

The show, due for broadcast in the summer of 2006, was meant to be a music program, i.e. a radio DJ mix hosted in English by myself, presenting information on bands, DJs or projects relevant to the underground musical scene of Lebanon, as covered by Radio Lebanon.

When the war with Israel started raging in the summer of 2006, at the time when the program was meant to be sent to my German correspondents, it (the show, and the music contained therein) took on a whole new meaning and dimension, evidently, and became a real labour of love for me. This was my homage and tribute to the young musicians whose music kept me going during these dark days.

Sending the CD’s to Europe was an accomplishment in itself, one I must thank Serge Abiaad for… Cheers to him, as well as all the bands and artists featured in these 80 minutes.

Click on the links below to listen to the INTEGRITY of the show (woohoo!)…




Full Track Listing:

AEX / Lumi / White Trash Bubblegum / New Government / Soft Panic / April Ash / Scrambled Eggs / La Chambre / Ae-quo / Blend / Scrambled Eggs / Soapkills / Karma / Rima Kcheich / Nadine Khoury / Ziad Saad / New Government / Aks’ser / Kita’a Beirut

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