Posts Tagged ‘Tanya Traboulsi’

Lebanese rock quartet WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE (Wassim Bou Malham, guitar & vocals / Hassib Dergham, synths / Malek Rizkallah, drums / Pascal Sarkis, bass) were the guests of Ziad Nawfal’s weekly radio program Ruptures, for an interview and three exclusive live performances, to mark the release of their first, self-titled EP.

Click on the following links to listen to the show:
WKBL on Ruptures (part 1)WKBL on Ruptures (part 2)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE [live #1] / Metronomy  (Hassib’s choice) / Eagles Of Death Metal (Malek’s choice) / Queens Of The Stone Age (Malek’s choice) / Who Killed Bruce Lee / WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE [live #2] / Tuneyards (Wassim’s choice) / Groundation (Pascal’s choice) / WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE [live #3] / Foals (Wassim’s choice)

[Pictures by Tanya Traboulsi]













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The 1st leg of Swiss / German trio PORTA CHIUSA’s mini-tour of Lebanon (with subsequent dates in Tripoli and Batroun) started in the studios of Radio Lebanon, with an interview and live performance showcasing excerpts from the audio-visual piece.

Featuring Paed Conca (CH, clarinet), Michael Thieke (DE, clarinet) & Hans Koch (CH, clarinet).

Listen to Part 1 of the program: Porta Chiusa on Ruptures (part 1)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Listen to Part 2 of the program: Porta Chiusa on Ruptures (part 2)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

[Pictures by Tanya Traboulsi]


[Design by Maya Chami]

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For the release of Ziad Nawfal’s “Ruptured Sessions volume 2”, Lebanese electro-acoustic musician Tarek Atoui, an all-too-rare presence on Lebanon’s music scene, held two performances at Beirut Art Center:

Set 1 (Auditorium):
Tarek Atoui – live processing
Tony Elieh – electric bass
Charbel Haber – electric guitar

Set 2 (Bar area):
Tarek Atoui – electronics
Uriel Barthélémi – drums

Photos by Tanya Traboulsi [www.tanyatraboulsi.com]

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UNTITLED TRACKS: On Alternative Music in Beirut
Photographs by Tanya Traboulsi
Edited by Ziad Nawfal and Ghalya Saadawi
Design by Youmna Habbouche
Published by Amers Editions, Beirut, Lebanon

Untitled Tracks: On Alternative Music in Beirut is a collection of texts and photos which begins to chart the manifold, mutating and increasingly visible alternative musical landscapes in Beirut. Through a generous series of photographs taken from Tanya Traboulsi’s ongoing project Music is Life, as well as reflective texts on topics such as the melancholy sound of Soapkills, the politics and relevance of noise, and the interference of genres, this publication investigates the resonances of music and noise in the organized chaos and politics of everyday life.

Contributions by Serge Abiaad, Seth Ayyaz, Rayya Badran, Charbel Haber, Nizar Mroueh, Ziad Nawfal, Ghalya Saadawi, Walid Sadek and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.


The book can be purchased from the following retailers:

– LEBANON: Librairie Antoine, Beirut Art Center, Papercup, Librairie Al Burj, and Virgin Megastore, among others

– AUSTRIA: Substance Recordstore, Tongues

– FRANCE:  Seconde Nature (Aix-en-Provence), Librairie de l’IMA (Paris)


ONLINE: Antoine Online (worldwide)






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Tanya Traboulsi, a regular fixture in the studios of Radio Lebanon as the official photographer of these live ‘Ruptured’ sessions, slipped behind the mike for the span of a few minutes, in order to present the book “UNTITLED TRACKS“, a book of photos (her own) and texts, edited by Ghalya Saadawi and yours truly, documenting Beirut’s alternative music scene.

Tanya was asked to select three artists representative of this scene, and her choices were Munma, Tarek Atoui, and Lumi.

As for the Scrambled Eggs, they were the guests of ‘Ruptures’ that night to highlight their contribution to both the launch event for said book, and the ‘Prelude to Irtijal‘ mini-festival taking place on March 10&11. The members of the band (Charbel Haber, Tony Elieh and Malek Rizkallah) were invited to select three favorite pieces of music. An interesting exercise, which yielded the following results:

Malek: Omar Rodriguez, The French Kicks, and Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata — Tony: Liars, Fly Pan Am, and Tool — Charbel: Nirvana, Jim O’Rourke, and Christian Wolff…

Audio links: Traboulsi & The Eggs part 1 + Traboulsi & The Eggs part 2

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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