JadaL

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JadaL is an Arabic rock band that’s been together for over 10 years and continues to release great music. The group’s third album, ‘Malyoun‘, came out this summer, and we have a music video for the horn-heavy title track.

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47SOUL

47SOUL

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Formed in Amman, Jordan in 2013, 47SOUL is one of the region’s most beloved bands pioneering a self-described “Shamstep” sound. Let’s break that down: The base of 47SOUL’s sound is in choubi, the music performed with the Arabic Dabke, the modern wedding dance of the Bilad Al-Sham area (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan). For a more distinct sound, the band adds hip-hop beats and an electric mijwiz, a twist on the traditional double-pipe, single-reed woodwind instrument. Added all together, the music is essentially electronic Palestinian street music that the band dubs “Shamstep.”

The group’s first full release, last year’s appropriately titled Shamstep, was recorded in London. It’s full of analog synthesizers, looping guitars, and four powerful singers singing in both Arabic and English. It’s a bold statement from an ambitious band with a promising new sound.

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Autostrad – “Habeetak Bel Turki”

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From: Amman, Jordan

The jazzy guitar puts me right at home with my Kenny Burrell records, and now I know where Vampire Weekend stole its drumming patterns from. Fun fact: The first Ibanez-made Oriental guitar is played on this song by Arabic fusion guitarist Kamal Musallam.

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Arabs With Synthesizers – “Nabd (ft. Khaled Nweiran)”

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From: Amman, Jordan

For fans of: Boards Of Canada, spacey electronic

Arabs With Synthesizers is electronic duo George Rizeq and Zaed Na’es keyboardist Basel Naouri following one rule: no digital instruments. All the instruments you’re hearing on this track are analogue, and it’s a throwback sound from a contemporary Jordan.

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