Podcasts

The Elevator Podcast #4: Toot Ard

In this episode, we are thrilled to welcome Hasan Nakhleh from the inventive duo, Toot Ard, from the Occupied Golan Heights. Meaning “strawberries” in Arabic, the band are loved for their morphed reggae, psyche-rock, quarter tones, heavy synths, and most recently sprinkled pop.  The trailblazing ensemble...

The Elevator Podcast #3: Tarek Yamani

Our guest in our the Music Elevator is Lebanese jazz pianist and award winning composer Tarek Yamani. Described as “having a piano in each hand” Tarek’s work is rich and varied in its inspiration.  From his first album “Ashur”, released in 2012, Tarek has been reinventing...

The Elevator Podcast #2: Ghalia Benali

In our second podcast we ride the Music Elevator with Ghalia Benali, the Tunisian singer, musician and storyteller who carved her path through a musical marriage between East and West. Her multicultural and polymorphic voice has had a significant impact on contemporary Arabic music.  Ghalia’s works...

The Elevator Podcast #1: Liliane Chlela

We launch our podcasts with a discussion with Beirut-based electronic music producer, sound artist and hybrid DJ Liliane Chlela. Known for her masterful manipulation of sound and technology, Liliane’s unique pieces significantly contributed to the electronic music scene in Lebanon. From her mesmerising performance at...