We are pleased to present Alternative Lebanese Music Session, a trilogy collection curated by Ziad Nawfal and featuring both Lebanese - some of the most interesting and talented bands in Beirut - and Lebanese-born musicians working outside of Lebanon. This is an attempt to keep our ears open to diverse music scenes and countries, to provide new readings of Western music, and to know more about music ramifications in Beirut; what's going on there? How does Beirut sound?

??We asked Ziad Nawfal to accompany us on this journey; Ziad is a music producer and promoter, who used to work in La CD-Thèque, Beirut’s unnmissable alternative record store, as well as its attending label, Incognito Productions. In 2008, he started the Ruptured Sessions, a series of live recordings on his Ruptures radio program, broadcasting from Radio Lebanon 96.2FM. Ziad recently published a book documenting Beirut’s alternative music scene, Untitled Tracks: On Alternative Music in Beirut.

Ziad Nawfal responded to our invitation and after two shows dedicated to rock & pop and to hip hop and modern folk, here it is his last selection, a showcase of electro and experimental music from Beirut. On air on Friday, July the 1st at 10PM and now available on Radio Papesse archive:

_ Trash Inc - Stratus (2009)
_ Munma & Trash Inc - Night Walker pt.2 (2009)
_ INDEX/LEFT - New dawn (2010)
_ MUNMA - Bits and dust (2010)
_ Jad Atoui - Code breaker (2010)
_ Morphosis - Androids among us (2011)
_ OKYDOKY & RADIO KVM - Ein souda (2010)
_ Tarek Atoui - un-drum #3 [early version] (2009)
_ PRAED - The suspect (2011)
_ Scrambled Eggs & Friends - Track #4 (2010)
_ DISCIPLINE - Drone 1 (2008)
_ Sharif Sehnaoui - Trane (2010) 

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