Ruptures Radio Show // 01 April 2020

Featuring musicians from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Sweden, France & the USA:

1. Kid Fourteen – Drifter [2020]
2. Mutamassik – Rhythms Rattle On Death Pawns [2015]
3. Muqata’a – Ma Lam Yuqal [2018]
4. Sary Moussa – In Praise Of Shadows [2020]
5. Brothers Of Heliopolis – Inner Source [2019]
6. The Submarine Chronicles – Gin Ripples [2020]
7. Kinematik – Murur Al-Kiram [2020]
8. Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra – Bedo’s Lullaby [2015]
9. Aya Metwalli – Ya Qarawan [2019] PREMIERE
10. Marc Codsi – Encounters II [2019]
11. Youmna Saba – Nafas [2018]
12. Fadi Tabbal – The Death Of Strangers [2018]
13. Subchamber Ensmble – Skate Park Fauna [2019]
14. Rise 1969 – Autonomic Neuropathy [2019]
15. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions Of Worry [2018]


Ziad Nawfal in conversation with Alejandro Cohen on dublab Radio

Ziad Nawfal spoke to Alejandro Cohen at dublab Radio about alternative music in Beirut, and his 15-year experience as promoter, producer and label owner in Lebanon’s alternative music scene.
Click on the image above for the full interview, and make sure to check out the rest here, including writers Maan Abutaleb and Maha ElNabawi, musicians Adham Zidan and Zuli, and a host of others.


Ruptures Radio Show // February 2019

Featuring artists from Lebanon, Armenia and Egypt:

1. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [from “A New World”, March 2019]
2. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Discourse [from V/A “Uchronia”, 2018]
3. Maurice Louca – Laika [from “Elephantine”, 2019]
4. Panstarrs – Dor el fo2 [demo, 2017]
5. Two or the Dragon – Addiction To Heartache [from V/A “Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music”, 2018]
6. Kozo – Osaka 70 [forthcoming in 2019]
7. Khoum – Ke [from “Serm”, 2018]
8. Tarkamt – Et Sic In Infinitum [from “Live at the Necropolis”, 2017]
9. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions Of Worry [from V/A “Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music”, 2018]
10. Zuli – Nari (feat. Abyusif, Mado $am, Abanob & R-Rhyme) [from “Terminal”, 2018]
11. Safa – Ward [from “The Subtleties Of Elevated Things”, 2018]
12. Sharif Sehnaoui – Double Standard [from V/A “Uchronia”, 2018]
13. Stress Distress – The Jetty [from “The Quiet Zone”, 2019]
14. Fadi Tabbal – My Doll [from “Music For The Lonely Vol.1”, 2018]


Ruptured News // CALAMITA On Tour // Oct 2018

CALAMITA, the free-rock powerhouse trio of Lebanese musicians Sharif Sehnaoui and Tony Elieh (on electric guitar and bass respectively) and drummer Davide Zolli (from Italian psych rock outfit Squadra Omega) embarks on its first European tour this coming week!

The band’s self-titled first album was released by Ruptured in December 2017.
Check it out on Bandcamp below:


TOUR DATES:
– Oct 22: Calamita @ Cox 18, Milano, Italy
– Oct 24: Calamita @ Magasin Général, Tarnac, France
– Oct 26: Calamita @ Atelier de l’Etoile, Besançon, France
– Oct 27: Calamita @ Les Lentilleres, Dijon, France
– Oct 28: Calamita @ Cave 12, Geneva, Switzerland

Ruptured Live // CALAMITA Launch Concert // Beirut Open Space

Calamita (Sharif Sehnaoui, Tony Elieh & Davide Zolli) – Calamita
CD Release by Ruptured, December 2017
Launch concert at Beirut Open Space on December 19, 2017

For its new CD release “Calamita”, Lebanese indie label Ruptured presents a concert with a unique line-up of experimental musicians: Sharif Sehnaoui (electric guitar) & Tony Elieh (electric bass), from bands Bao, Electric Wormholes and Karkhana, will be joined by special guests Khyam Allami (drums) & Sam Shalabi (electric guitar), playing live for the 1st time at Beirut Open Space.

Facebook event here


LISTEN


Ruptures Radio Show // ANNIHAYA RECORDS Edition // 22 Aug 2015

Saturday 22 August 2015, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

A radio program dedicated exclusively to the production of Lebanese independent label ANNIHAYA, featuring tracks by:

1. Rizan Said
2. Raed Yassin
3. Dj Sniff
4. Praed (feat. Fadi Tabbal)
5. Sun City Girls
6. Alan Bishop & ‘A’ Trio
7. Shalabi Effect

8. Los Siquicos Litoralenos
9. Malayeen
10. Rabih Beaini
11. Alan Bishop & A-Trio


ATRIO_BISHOP-cover-low Rizan Said Cover

SHARIF SEHNAOUI // 2nd Ruptured Session with MAZEN KERBAJ for Irtijal ’12 // 2 Apr 2012

Sharif Sehnaoui, Mazen Kerbaj and Hadi Saleh, co-curators of Irtijal Festival‘s 12th edition (April 4-12), were the guests of Ruptures for a presentation of the festival’s program. The show was book-ended by two live performances from the Kerbaj/Sehnaoui duo.


Track listing:
Mazen Kerbaj & Sharif Sehnaoui LIVE
Jim Denley
Eric Chenaux
Igorrr
Niveau Zero
Osman Arabi
Jad Atoui
Liliane Chlela
Mazen Kerbaj & Sharif Sehnaoui LIVE


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

MIKE COOPER // 1st Ruptured Session // 21 May 2010

British guitar player MIKE COOPER has established himself in the past decade or so as an international musical explorer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. His roots and inspiration range freely through traditional country blues, folk, original songs, free improvisation, pop songs, exotica, electronic music, electro-acoustic music, and ‘sonic gestural’ playing. Mike Cooper was the guest of RUPTURES to talk about his two concerts in Beirut, on May 24 at EM Chill (along with Scrambled Eggs, Beirut’s punk/experimental rock musical activists), and on May 26 at Beirut Art Center. Cooper was accompanied in this interview by Lebanese musician Sharif Sehnaoui.

Listen:
Mike Cooper 21 May part 1 + Mike Cooper 21 May part 2


Track listing:
Mike Cooper
Steffan Basho-Junghans
Son House
Charley Patton
Jack Rose


 

RAYMOND & BASTIEN BONI feat. SHARIF SEHNAOUI // Ruptured Session // 8 March 2010

Lebanese musician Sharif Sehnaoui, co-founder of the Irtijal Festival, was the guest of Ruptures to present ‘Prelude to Irtijal’, a 2-day celebration consisting of various performances and concerts, and heralding the 10th edition of the infamous Irtijal Festival, to be held in April 2010. Accompanying him that night were French musicians Raymond and Bastien Boni, two important figures in today’s international free improv scene.

Listen:
Bonnaoui 1 + Bonnaoui 2


Track listing:
Raymond Boni & Joe McPhee
Raymond Boni, Bastien Boni & Sharif Sehnaoui LIVE
Next To You
Raymond Boni & Joe McPhee
Raymond Boni, Bastien Boni & Sharif Sehnaoui LIVE
Dj Sniff
Raymond Boni, Bastien Boni & Sharif Sehnaoui LIVE


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]