Kont Rayeh - Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh #Lekhfa [Official Audio]
Lekhfa - Kont Rayeh
Lyrics: Mido Zoheir
Compositions and arrangements:
Maryam Saleh - Maurice Louca - Tamer Abu Ghazaleh
Translations by Weaam El Tamami
I was going I was going
I was all set to speak
I was feeling well again truth was on my side
in my heart a vast yearning
I was driven to the fight
and I believed that I had it within reach, within sight
then sabotaged by loved ones, when I expected it least
out of nowhere — snared by a beast
Suddenly I've stopped suddenly I'm absent suddenly I'm not allowed in
Lekhfa Album Info:
Three musicians who came of age in 1990s Cairo, their disparate paths in music intersect a couple of decades later when they’re drawn to each other’s work, and agree to meet at a seaside cabin in Alexandria, followed by residencies in Amman, Cairo, and Beirut to create and record a new album.
Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca and Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, names that have turned heads in alternative Arabic music with solo albums and conspicuous collaborations.
The album is produced by Mostakell with the support of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)
Khaled Yassine: Drums, Percussions|Mahmoud Waly: Bass Guitar|Maryam Saleh: Vocals |Maurice Louca: Percussion & Beat Loops, Electronics, Synths, Keys, Slide Guitar, Guitar, Harmonium|Tamer Abu Ghazaleh: Ouds, Buzuq, Mizmar, Vocals, Synths, Keys, Synth Bass, Electric Guitar, Bass |Shadi El Hosseiny (Track#10): Electric Piano| Paed Conca (Track#5): Clarinet| Trad Trad (Track#5): Clarinet| All Lyrics by Mido Zohair| All compositions & arrangements by Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, and Tamer Abu Ghazaleh | Illustration & Artwork: George Azmy |Cover Design & Fonts: Ahmed Hammoud |Recorded by Jawad Chaaban, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, and Khyam Allami at One Hertz Studio, Beirut – Lebanon| All tracks Mixed by Khyam Allami at One Hertz Studio, Beirut – Lebanon.|
Ayez Awsal mixed by Khyam Allami and Adham Zidan
Mastered by John Dent at Loud Mastering Studios, Bristol – UK.