Author: Christina Hazboun

Playlist #32: Yemeni Music from the 80s Curated by Natik Awayez

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Click here for the full playlist on YouTube and Spotify. This special playlist of Yemeni music is curated by singer, lyricist, musician and composer Natik Awayez and gives rare insights into the music presented. Having spent most of the 1980s in Yemen, Awayez fell under the...

#3 Basma

About the mix: This mix features popular and folk music from around Sudan, with sounds from Halfa, Kassala, Blue Nile, Darfur and Khartoum. About the mixers: Basma is of Nubian Sudanese descent and is based in London. She hosts the Khartoum Arrivals show on NTS Radio where she...

Playlist #31: Songs for Mothers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Click here for the full playlist on YouTube and Spotify. Continuing this month’s female focus, this playlist is  celebrating women as mothers and creators. As the Arabic-speaking world celebrates Mother’s Day this coming Sunday 21st March, we dedicate this playlist to all women and mothers who...

EP 9: Faraj Suleiman and Majd Kayyal فرج سليمان ومجد كيال [Arabic Podcast]

.يتناول بودكاست المصعد الموسيقي موسيقى العالم الناطق بالعربية من خلال رحلة مع رواد الموسيقيين والموسيقيات والفنانين والفنانات من المنطقة الناطقة بالعربية في هذه الرحلة الصوتية ننتقل من الطابق الأول إلى الطابق الثالث ونصعد من طابق إلى آخر، متحدثين عن الموسيقى والذوق الموسيقي الشخصي لكل فنان أو...

Playlist #30: Female Instrumentalists from SWANA

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Click here for the full playlist on YouTube and Spotify. To mark International Women's Day this year, we are showcasing women from South West Asia and North Africa as composers, performers and instrumentalists. Diverging from the mainstream, we delve into the less seen and less heard...

Playlist #29: Keyboard and Synth Sensations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Click here for the full playlist on YouTube and Spotify. The last decade has seen synths taken to another dimension. This exhilarating and pulsating playlist plays through a wide array of electronic sounds from sensational synths, to cutting edge keyboard, exploring the evolution of the sound...

EP 8: Badiaa Bouhrizi aka Neysatu

Emerging from the Tunisian underground and bringing a neo-soul wave with socially conscious lyrics, Badiaa Bouhrizi, also known as Neysatu, is a powerful female vocalist and songwriter that packs a punch. She forged her own style by skilfully bringing together jazz, soul, reggae and electronic...

Playlist #27: Libyan Tunes | Curated by Alham Libiyya

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Click here for the full playlist on YouTube. What images does Libya conjure in your mind and what sounds do you associate with this veiled land? Following a unique project that aimed to highlight the musical riches of this country still shrouded in war and civil...

Sector Zero

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This film is no longer available. Our music documentary in February was Nadim Mishlawi's  ‘Sector Zero’, which was available to watch for free, for all, from anywhere, from February 01 – 15. ‘Sector Zero’ is a unique journey into the bittersweet history of Beirut’s derelict neighbourhood of...