Monday, May 9
Rizan Sa’id – Electric Mawwal (2015)
"There is no other Syrian dabke musician that has enjoyed the local, regional, national, and international recognition that Rizan Said has, and for that, the world is lucky. Rizan is a musical ambassador from a disappeared Syria, and this is not to be taken lightly. Once upon a time, not too long ago, Syria was a culturally diverse country possessing a certain unity. A place not synonymous with barbarism and savagery. Far from the capital of Damascus, the northeast of the country, known as the Jazeera, was rich with history and culture. Kurds, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Armenians, Yezidis, and Arabs had lived together for centuries in this largely agricultural region. The area is closer to Iraq in proximity and culture than the rest of Syria – evident in the dialects, clothing, food and music. ..."
Soundcloud: Rizan Said - Electric Mawwal I (King Of Keyboard, 2015), High Tension Zamer
beatport: King Of Keyboard (Video)
YouTube: Wenu Wenu // full album 39:51
YouTube: Omar Souleyman - Warni Warni (Official Video)