Ruptured Live // The Ruptured Sessions Vol.5 Launch Concert // Yukunkun

Ziad Nawfal presents
THE RUPTURED SESSIONS, VOLUME 5
CD release + live performances

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
Charbel Haber
Liliane Chlela
RadioKVM

DJ SET BY:
Caroline

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


ABOUT THE CD

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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Ruptured Live // The Ruptured Sessions Vol.1 Launch Concert // Walimat Wardeh

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… Featuring music by the likes of NADINE KHOURI, CHARBEL HABER, YOUMNA SABA, CRISTOBAL, and The INCOMPETENTS… 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.

More 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


 

Ruptures Radio Show // Zündfunk Edition // Aug 2006

Ruptures ‘Zündfunk Edition’, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (August 2006)

It took me some time to post this radio program, but the thing is, well… I 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.

Listen:
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Track listing:
AEX
Lumi
White Trash Bubblegum
The New Government
Soft Panic
April Ash
Scrambled Eggs
La Chambre
Ae_quo
Blend
Scrambled Eggs
Soapkills
Karma
Rima Kcheich
Nadine Khouri
Ziad Saad
The New Government
Aks’ser
Kita’a Beirut