MIRAN GURUNIAN // Interview #1 // 24 Feb 2014

Ruptures had the pleasure of welcoming Lebanese musician and producer Miran Gurunian in the studios of Radio Lebanon, last February. What was initially intended as a promotional show for the launch of his band Pindoll’s first album, “Twisted Times”, turned into an informative, one-hour interview and career retrospective covering various aspects of Gurunian’s work and music production of the last 10 years.

Listen: ruptures mihran gurunian (1) + ruptures mihran gurunian (2)


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(2011 end-of-year lists) – WAEL KODEIH

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

In the case of hip-hop artist Wael Kodeih aka Rayess Bek, he preferred to send me a list of the albums he listened to the most in 2011, regardless of date of release, and even took the time to include YouTube links! Here goes:

1- Luther Allison – Album: Bad news is coming – Bad News is Coming

2- Ratatat – Album: Classic – Loud Pipes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iexoDhvwGbo

3- Wax Tailor – Album: Hope and Sorrow – The Games You Play
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6-pQSWjwqc

4- Alton Ellis – Album: Rude Boy compilation – Cry Tough
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3F1iWkHhLI

5- Roce – Album: Identité en crescendo  – Besoin D’oxygène
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qbjnwknKms

6- Kamilya Jubran – Ghareebah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idp6_QSH9q8&feature=related

7- Al Hadra Al Toonisya

8- Brassens – Mourir Pour Des Idées
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-ZI28nbSDQ

9- Abdel Wahab – Min Gheir Leh (le maître de tout les temps!!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHl6Z0zXkaU

10- Imagination – Just An Illusion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnfHdZrmMAw

RAYESS BEK // Ruptured Session // 19 Apr 2010

Le rappeur libanais Wael Kodeih, alias Rayess Bek, en interview et performance live à l’occasion de la sortie de son troisième album ‘L’Homme de Gauche / Khartech Aal Zaman’.

Ecouter: Rayess Bek part 1 + Rayess Bek part 2


Track listing:
Rayess Bek
Rocé
Wax Tailor
Gnawa Diffusion
Big Red
Asian Dub Foundation
Kamilya Jubran
Rodolphe Burger feat. Rachid Taha


[Photo de Tanya Traboulsi]