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.

After his first show devoted to the alternative rock and pop scene from Beirut, he's back to present Hip Hop and Modern Folk from Beirut, on air on Wednesday June 29th at 7.00PM. Here you can find the playlist:

_ Rayess Bek - Choufo halon (2003)
_ KITA'A BEIRUT - bi siret al mousi2a (2002)
_ RGB -Elhem (2008)
_ KATIBE KHAMSEH - Ahla fik bil moukhayyamat (2008)
_ FAREEQ EL ATRASH - Democrati (2006)
_ NADINE KHOURI - Rouge [true love is gonna spill] (2010)
EILEEN KHATCHADOURIAN, (Ruptured session, 2011)
_ CRISTOBAL - I am a cloud (2007)
_ SANDMOON, Hide away (2010)
_ YOUMNA SABA, Hadiss bweib (2011).


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