The Lebanese protest folk group فرقة الراحل الكبي (The Great Departed) were introduced late in 2016.
عماد حشيشو – فرقة الراحل الكبي
Their latest track من أجل هذا ولهذا (For This And That) which had not been planned for release just yet was brought to light with no fanfare for unanticipated reasons.
A few hours after the shooting of the video for من أجل هذا ولهذا the Oud player and main protagonist in this particular video – عماد حشيشو (Emad Hashisho) was killed in a car accident on the 9th of March.
The Lebanese protest folk group فرقة الراحل الكبي (The Great Departed) released the LP La Bombe earlier this month in vinyl format in Beirut.
فرقة الراحل الكبي (The Great Departed)
Their confrontational style towards both religious fundamentalism, particularly with songs mocking ISIS and much of the political structure in the Middle East – along with female members in the band has found them regularly receiving death-threats since their inception in 2013, though despite that, they retain both a presence along with a significant local following and their début album marks a significant chapter in their career.
From the nine track LP – قمت طلعت مع (Marched With The People).
Day None is the Lebanese chill-wave creator Samir Ghobril.
Newly out of the blocks Day None delivers music that entices the listener to focus on the immediate moment as the washes of sound hypnotically wrap-up the audience in to transcendental state.
Now – is an approaching six minute track to pull out of the draw when life needs to be put back in to perspective as the luscious palette drifts around the room in intoxicating mesmeric fractal loops of electronica.
The Lebanese alt-rock project مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila) releases the LP Ibn El Leil on the 28th.
مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila) – Ibn El Leil – artwork
A slightly different sound to music featured by over the past couple of years by مشروع ليلى (Mashrou’ Leila), الجن (Gin) is reflective of the global inclusive nature of the songs written, which focus on social malaise.
With the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra performing the strings section the album being launched via a concert in The Barbican Centre in London (England) on the 28th for live worldwide viewing on MTV Lebanon at 20:00 UTC.