Ruptures Radio Show // 12 Aug 2016

Friday 12 August 2016, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Alif: I’tiraf (iq/eg/ps/lb)
2. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh: Takhabot (ps)
3. Karkhana: Nafas (lb/ca/eg/us/tr)
4. Shalabi Effect: Beauty Queen Crime Scene (ca)
5. Malayeen: Najwa (lb)
6. ‘A’ Trio & Alan Bishop: Gently Johnny (us/lb)
7. Dwarfs Of East Agouza: Hungry Bears Don’t Dance (us/ca/eg)
8. Nadim Mishlawi: Dream 5 (lb)
9. Kid Fourteen: It’s A Lovely Night (lb)
10. Heroes and Villains: Before The Film (lb/ca)
11. Wake Island: Bend Again (lb/ca)
12. Seamus Cater: Smoking And Smiling (uk)
13. Scrambled Eggs: Building A Nest (lb)


CITY OF SALT // Ruptured Session // 18 Jan 2013

City Of Salt is an improvisation trio formed by Swiss bassist and clarinet player Paed Conca, Iraqi oud player Omar Dewachi, and Canadian guitarist Sam Shalabi, in the early months of 2012. The three musicians were the guests of Ziad Nawfal’s Ruptures radio program for an interview and live performance, a few weeks prior to the release of their first album, Towers Open Fire, and a promotional tour in the UK.

City of Salt (part 1) + City of Salt (part 2)

Track listing:
City Of Salt LIVE
Shalabi Effect
City Of Salt
The Velvet Underground
City Of Salt LIVE
Rasheed al Qundarji
City Of Salt LIVE

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]




(2012 end-of-year lists) – SAM SHALABI

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.

Sam Shalabi (musician, Shalabi Effect / Land Of Kush)

Not all from this year… and some just various stuff by those named:

– Beach House: Bloom
– Alexandre St-Onge: D’Ailleurs
– Eric Chenaux: Guitar & Voice
– Laurie Spiegel: The Expanding Universe
– Scott Walker: Bish Bosch
– The Grateful Dead: The Golden Road
– Various Artists: Pictures Of Sound, One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio (980-1980)
– Morton Feldman: Crippled Symmetry
– Lukas Ligeti: African Machinery
– Robert Ashley: Outside Of Time (it’s a book)
– Milton Nascimento: Milton 1970
– Rolling Stones: Some Girls
– Henry Cowell
– Luigi Nono
– Charlie Parker
– Bobbie Gentry
– Cairo (the city)