Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca and Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, names that have turned heads in alternative Arabic music with solo albums and conspicuous collaborations, with Lekhfa they give birth to an off kilter sound where layers of grit and beauty intertwine in and around the dystopian poems of their contemporary Mido Zoheir, whom they've dubbed the fourth member in this creation and one of the most talented Egyptian poets of their generation.
Mixed by Khyam Allami, Mastered by John Dent at Loud.
CD Tracklisting: 1. Kont Rayeh 2. Nefsif Akli 3. Ekaa Maksour 4. Mathaf Fonoun El Ghesh 5. Mazzikaw Khof 6. El Shahwa Wel Soaar 7. Teskar Tebki 8. Woshoush El Leil 9. Makonsh Wakoun 10. Ayez Awsal
Aghane Servicet - Al Hajj Transportation is a live recorded album that includes a compendium of songs that simulate the living conditions of some Arab countries, including Lebanon, from the onset of the Arab spring until now.
It is the product of a series of live shows (consisting of songs with original music and lyrics) that took place at Metro al Madina theater in Lebanon.
Tracklisting: 1. Ya Habibi (or Cholesterol) Feat. Maryam Saleh 2. Bibayte Fi Bsein (or Miaou) Feat. Roberto Kobrosli 3. Wazwaz el Moto (or Tezyeet) Feat. Yasmina Fayed 4. Entihar Panda Masriye (or Transit) Feat. Maryam Saleh 5. Bine o (or Sarkhet Rakeb) Feat. Roberto Kobrosli 6. Snoopy (or Fi Midan el Tahrir) Feat. Sandy Shamoun 7. Ya Hayete (or Elbesle Kalsete) Feat. Yasmina Fayed 8. Diet Aala Noss Farrouj Extra (or Waznak Wate) Feat. Roberto Kobrosli 9. Jesmak Labbis (or Doggy Style) Feat. Yasmina Fayed 10. Rithaa Mouwaten li Nafso (or Layyef bel Aamiye el Lebneniye) Feat. Sandy Shamoun 11. Nmout Bi Baaed (or Ya Salam) Feat. Ahmad El Khateeb & Sandy Shamoun
Electrosteen is an initiative to bring Palestinian traditional music, in its widest sense, into the contemporary international art/musical scene.
A team of professional researchers/musicians/technicians carry out an extensive fieldwork, documenting the oral musical traditions of different ethnic and religious communities of historic Palestine.
An audio material library, collected from existing archives or recorded from professional and non professional urban, rural and Bedouin musicians, was found at Popular Arts Center in Ramallah.
An agreement was signed between Made in Palestine project and Popular Arts Center to use this library that represents an important data base to produce new music.
This is how, during a 2 weeks workshop, a team of carefully selected Palestinian contemporary young musicians and DJ’s was asked to work on the production of original tracks, using this database as a starting point.
Tracklisting: 1. Uru Salem - Muqataa (ft. Mehdi Haddab and Walaa Sbait) 2. Dusty Floor - Bruno Cruz 3. Ya Halali - Sarouna M 4. Hadoo - Julmud (ft. Walaa Sbait) 5. Yabnel 'Am - Al Nather (ft. Shab Jdeed) 6. Algeriasteen-Bruno Cruz (ft. Mehdi Haddab and Walaa Sbait) 7. We Palestinians - Nasser Halahlih 8. 7ajee - SAMA 9. Abiroon - Muqataa 10. Zeffeh Aftermath - Basel Naouri 11. Egal El Zain - Nasser Halahlih 12. Hide & Seek with the Sun - Bruno Cruz 13. Da7etee - Julmud 14. Trinity - SAMA
The band’s first album is titled “La Bombe”, also a title for the shows performed at Metro Al Madina which have received great feedback for over two years.
This album’s most noticeable trait is the political and social satire present in almost every song.
The album’s tracks address many aspects such as religious extremism, cultural, artistic and political disorder, and most importantly, hysteria within an entire nation.
The music arrangements were done differently in this album, including instruments such as the violin, the Cello, the accordion and the tuba.
Tracklisting: 1. Lamma Bada, 2. Defection, 3. St. Baghdadi's Celebrations, 4. Seven Coins, 5. Important Speech, 6. Don't Mix, 7. Wednesday, 8. Love Awoke My Heart, 9. La Bombe, 10. The Explosion, 11. Old Copper, 12. Marched With The People, 13. The People Went Crazy