Tag Archives: Middle Eastern

Daily Discovery: Yousef Kekhia – Hal Ard Lamin? (UNDERHER Remix)

Daily Discovery: Yousef Kekhia – Hal Ard Lamin? (UNDERHER Remix)

Levant-focussed label Souq Records gathered together five DJs and producers to “re-interpret five electronic folk songs” extracted from Monologue, the debut album by Syrian singer/songwriter and composer Yousef Kekhia.   “The task was a challenge, for Kekhia’s songs are deeply personal, kindled by his post-Syrian civil war experiences. Niklas Paschburg,...
Podcast: Rebel Up’s Nightshop #79

Podcast: Rebel Up’s Nightshop #79

December show to close a tough year that 2020 was, with three hours of new global sounds. Four songs of the day from jazz to Turkish rock, psychedelic cumbia and downtempo. Our albums of the month start with Brussels vocal folk trio Las Lloronas (Muziekpublique) followed by high atlas Amazigh...
Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air w/ TootArd (August 2020)

Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air w/ TootArd (August 2020)

There’s no doubt that, since last time we met them two years ago, the Nakhleh brothers have grown up, changed and arguably matured. Musically, they sound like two different people. As much as TootArd, the group they founded in Majdal Shams (their hometown on the Golan Heights) in 2010, sounds...
Interview: Mentrix – In Search of Your Voice (June 2020)

Interview: Mentrix – In Search of Your Voice (June 2020)

This year there have been debut albums, and then there has been My Enemy, My Love by Mentrix (née Samar Rad). From sacred electronica à la Aisha Devi rubbing shoulders with The Master Musicians of Joujouka to music videos that were Sufi-versions of M.I.A.’s ‘Bad Girls’, everything indicated a singular...
LIVE: Middle East & North Africa Livestream Special

LIVE: Middle East & North Africa Livestream Special

Spend the afternoon with us flowing between North African and the Middle Eastern sounds. We will join the University of Tropical Sound in a sonic journey indulging in vibes and rhythms from the Maghreb, Arabian Peninsula and the Levant. From 2PM till 7PM on our Facebook page, we will have...
News: Explore the “Berlin Bazzar” (June 2020)

News: Explore the “Berlin Bazzar” (June 2020)

We are always happy to spread the word about new “global” realities and projects whenever we can because it’s always a blessing when new ones spring up enlivening the interest in a particular region of the world with their passion and dedication. Berlin Bazzar, which has launched its first issue...