Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Toni Qattan Fan Essential Playlist

He is a low-key singer from Jordan by the way of Palestine. He is a young voice with a solid fan base in Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. He can be seen doing concerts in these places, and his fans attend and show their love for this almost indie entertainer.

Toni Qattan is that voice, and I like how he handles his business. He is all about making good songs and nice music videos. He is a hit for concerts and he comes with little drama. He does the Bedouin song very well, he has few party songs the bring out his old soul. He does the romantic songs brilliantly, and in Lebanon he has a big name recognition.

He also has done few Egyptian songs that were cool. He has that non threatening good-look, he ranges between casual and blazer when it comes to dressing.

Toni Qattan - Ya Mhager / طوني قطان - يا مهاجر

Toni Qattan - Ahlek Ma Badon Yani / طوني قطان - أهلك ما بدن ياني

Toni Qattan - Einha Alaya / جديد طوني قطان 2013 - عينها عليا

More songs from Toni are found here

The Justin Timberlake of Egyptian Pop Is BACK!

Karim Mohsen is one of the few innovators of Egyptian pop, the guy rocks with his dazzling performances. I love the music and arrangements he composes. It's fresh stuff he makes when he wants to do catchy tracks. But he also does the emotionally complex track that makes some tear up.

I am a fan of his happy melodies and party tunes. Karim has been doing these songs for half a dozen years since he started with Tamer Hosny and to go on his own in 2011. He seems like a cool guy who is never afraid of experimenting with styles and ranges. Perhaps it's telling how he titled his album "The Experiment" I compare him to the style and energy of Justin Timberlake.

Here's a teaser for his upcoming albu, and I do not just like what I am hearing, I love every few seconds of each songs he shared with us.

Karim Mohsen Promo 3an Tagreba - برومو كريم محسن البوم عن تجربة

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Daughter of #Palestine Cedar Zaitoun Steps Up For #Gaza With New Song

I consider myself a fan of Palestinian vocalist Cedar Zaitoun, but now I am a bigger fan with her timely response for the attacks on Gaza. Quick turnaround with these songs are something worth celebrating. Ms. Zaiton recorded this poem from famed and beloved Palestinian poet Samih Al Qassim.

He wrote this poem years ago, "advance, move forward" and she flew to Lebanon to recorded it in the professional studios of Tony Hadad. It's not easy to listen to a song about resistance when you are entire family is experiencing it in the first person. This is what it feels to be me right now, but I am in safety and they are not.  

I think the song is in the modern and clam style, but I would have liked a lot more rage than this songs allows...Cedar gave an impressive performance like she always dones.
تقدموا تقدموا .. سيدر زيتون

Sunday, July 20, 2014

We Refuse To Die, The Classic Resistance Song By Julia Boutros

We refuse to die, tell them we will stay and survive. It was a simple song for a young songstress Julia Boutros of Lebanon. That song became the national anthem of Lebanon in the wake of its civil war. Then Palestinians took the song and sang it every chance they got....

We see death in Gaza, yet the people are not running away from their land, they are feeling to safety, but moving within land....people are weeping for deaths, but not giving up. It's not easy, complicated sure. But they will not give in to a ruthless army that murders their children, spouses, and elderly. Even though the army tries to pose to have the moral high ground.

جوليا بطرس - غابت شمس الحق تسجيل نادر