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MusicMap’s ‘Soundscape’ series is a brilliant way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every few weeks, the people behind this amazing platform visit a different country and ask someone familiar with the scene to serve up a mix of the finest local sounds…

“Following our recent trips to Peru, India and Mexico, this month we’re visiting Lebanon for our first Soundscape from the Middle East. Our guide this time is Beirut-based DJ, promoter and producer Ziad Nawfal, co-founder of ground-breaking independent label Ruptured and managing director of Irtijal, the country’s first experimental music festival. Ziad Nawfal has spent his career championing independent Lebanese music via his ‘Ruptures’ and ‘Decalages’ shows on Radio Lebanon, so we knew we were in for a treat with his Soundscape mix…”

Listen below:

“It turns out that it’s pretty difficult to summarise Beirut musically in an hour,” Ziad admits. “Especially for someone who’s been working amidst this scene for so long. I chose to include artists who are all currently active, with the one exception of Scrambled Eggs, the first band I worked with back in 2006. I also chose to focus on more experimental and leftfield forms of music, whether electronic, rock, or folk, and in the process many artists whom I’m fond of had to be cast aside. Heartfelt apologies to those. This is a very personal take on what Beirut represents for me, musically. Sometimes pretty, sometimes ugly, often difficult, always challenging. I hope you enjoy this mix!”

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Ruptured had the privilege of hosting exceptional British musician Nadine Shah in Beirut, for two live events:
A radio session on Radio Liban 96.2 FM on Friday 11/05,
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A concert at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub on Saturday 12/05, featuring guests James Brown from British band Pulled Part by Horses and Lebanese singer-songwriter Youmna Saba

Listen to the radio show:

[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

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Sunday 20 September 2015, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm)

On the occasion of British musician MIKE COOPER‘s three concerts in Beirut, organized by Ruptured, here is a radio show dedicated to his numerous releases of the last decade, as well as a generous side-order of American blues singers and guitar players, added for good measure!

1. Mike Cooper, from Elio Martusciello: Concrete Songs
2. Mike Cooper, from Various artists: I Never Meta Guitar
3. Mike Cooper, from Beach Crossings – Pacific Footprints
4. Mike Cooper, from Truth In The Abstract Blues w/ Leila Adu & Fabrizio Spera
5. Skip James
6. Leadbelly
7. Mike Cooper, from Spirit Songs
8. Mike Cooper, from Rayon Hula
9. Mike Cooper, same as #4
10. Mike Cooper, same as #3
11. Mike Cooper, from Blue Guitar
12. Mike Cooper, from Finding Other Worlds
13. John Fahey
14. John Renbourn
15. Blind Willie Johnson

Listen to Part 1: decalages mike cooper (part 1)

16. Son House
17. Bukka White
18. Mississipi John Hurt
19. Robert Pete Williams
20. Karen Dalton
21. Mike Cooper, same as #1
22. Mike Cooper, from Avant Roots w/ Viv Corrigan
23. Mike Cooper, from Oceanic Feeling Like w/ Chris Abrahams
24. Mike Cooper, same as #4
25. Robert Johnson
26. Blind Lemon Jefferson
27. Blind Willie McTell
28. Little Willie John
29. Howlin’ Wolf
30. John Lee Hooker
31. Mike Cooper, same as #11
32. Youmna Saba

Listen to Part 2: decalages mike cooper (part 2)

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In collaboration with Irtijal Festival and Tunefork Studios,
Lebanese independent label RUPTURED is proud to present three concerts with renowned British folk/blues singer & performer MIKE COOPER,
Held in Beirut in different venues in September 2015.

SEPTEMBER 18, 8.30pm: Solo set @Dawawine, followed by Mike’s ‘exotica’ Dj set
Tickets 10,000 LL
For Facebook event, click here

> SEPTEMBER 20, 8.30pm: “Beach Crossings” ensemble performance @Beirut Art Center, with guest musicians from Beirut
Tickets 15,000LL

Line-up: 
Mike Cooper (guitar, conduction)
with
Paed Conca (clarinet)
Tony Elieh (electric bass)
Abed Kobeissy (buzuk)
Ghassan Sahhab (kanoun)
Sharif Sehnaoui (drums)
Fadi Tabbal (electric guitar)
Raed Yassin (synth)
and
Ahmad Ghossein (narration)

Facebook event here

-> SEPTEMBER 22, 8.30pm: Duo set with Youmna Saba @Onomatopoeia The Music Hub, followed by an informal Q&A with Mike
Tickets 10,000 LL
For Facebook event, click here
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[Poster design by Maya Chami]

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We support the peaceful protests against the corruption and paralysis of Lebanese politics, and would like to encourage everyone to join in this historical movement.
We also believe that music and arts should go on.
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I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

Youmna Saba

In no particular order:

– Billie Holiday: Rare West Coast Recordings
– Arvo Pärt: Arbos
– Fawzi Sayeb: Taqasim
– Amandine Beyer & Gli Incogniti: Bach Violin Concertos
– Kyung-So Park: Be My Neighbour

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Lebanese folk singer/songwriter Youmna Saba was the guest of Ruptures, for an interview and live performance showcasing the entirety of her third and latest album, ‘Njoum’.
She was accompanied by Lebanese musician & producer Fadi Tabbal on electric guitar and various sound treatments.

Listen to the full show and live performance: youmna saba ruptures

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Sunday 28 September 2014, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm)

1. Youmna Saba
2. Youmna Saba
3. Nadine Khoury
4. Yasmine Hamdan
5. Rima Khcheich
6. Alela Diane
7. Angus & Julia Stone
8. Cocoon

> Listen to Part 1: decalages 28 sept (part 1)

9. Half Moon Run
10. Bill Callahan
11. Damien Jurado
12. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
13. Patrick Watson
14. Fleet Foxes
15. Andrew Bird
16. Grizzly Bear

> Listen to Part 2: decalages 28 sept (part 2)

17. Dominique A
18. Etienne Daho & Dominique A
19. Daniel Darc
20. David Bowie
21. Wild Beasts
22. Phoenix
23. John Grant
24. Saltland

> Listen to Part 3: decalages 28 sept (part 3)

25. Neneh Cherry
26. Youmna Saba
27. Rodolphe Burger & Youmna Saba
28. Feist
29. Elliott Smith

> Listen to Part 4: decalages 28 sept (part 4)

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The record of the day:

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A radio show dedicated to the 4th edition of the Wickerpark Festival in Batroun, Lebanon, and featuring tracks by:

Charlie Rayne, Flum Project, How Sad, Mashrou’ Leila, Scrambled Eggs, Youmna Saba, and Z The People & Al Jihaz

> Listen to Part 1ruptures wicker park 29 august (part 1)

> Listen to Part 2ruptures wicker park 29 august (part 2)

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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.

Fadi Tabbal (producer, sound engineer & musician, The Incompetents / Under The Carpet / Youmna Saba)
http://www.tuneforkstudios.com/

– Dr. John: Locked Down
– Grizzly Bear: Shields
– Julia Holter: Ekstasis
– Scott Walker: Bish Bosch
– Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
– Beach House: Bloom
– Spiritualized: Sweet Light Sweet Heart
– The XX: Coexist
– Tame Impala: Lonerism
– Swans: The Seer
– Godspeed You! Black Emperor: ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
– Eric Chenaux: Guitar & Voice

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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.

Youmna Saba (musician)
https://soundcloud.com/youmna-saba

– Kyungso Park: Dung-Tta (http://parkkyungso.com/)
– Piotr Kurek: Edena (http://soundcloud.com/piotr-kurek)
– Studiocanoe: Soothe (http://studiocanoe.com/)
– Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
– Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler: Wanabni
– Julia Holter: Ekstasis
– The Incompetents: Of Minor Differences… And Narcissism

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