Le 10 juin 2018


Tamer Abu Ghazaleh / Maryam Saleh / Maurice Louca

Une chanteuse charismatique, un virtuose du oud et un génie touche-à-tout de la musique électronique se retrouvent pour un hommage bien personnel au chaâbi égyptien.

Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca et Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, sont des figures de proue du milieu avant-gardiste de la scène arabe actuelle. Avec Lekhfa, ils proposent une musique sans compromis, à la fois belle et dérangeante. Sur des mélodies ciselées avec la délicate intensité électro de Maurice, Maryam et Tamer chantent une sélection des poèmes dystopiques de leur contemporain Mido Zoheir, l’un des poètes égyptiens les plus talentueux de sa génération.

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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) Credits: 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.
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