Mariam Sawires

Mariam Sawires: Arabic-Infused Jazz & Neo-Soul

Mariam Sawires

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“Sick of being tied to you / and I don’t even talk to you” is such a killer line. This and the rest of Mariam Sawires‘ beautiful singing elevates to something special when she switches from jazz lounge to Roots-like R&B that gradually crescendos into a climax colorful like the album cover. And this is just on one song – the rest of the album travels through different peaks and valleys of moods, all done well and all making me very excited for what Sawires has in store for us in the future.

From Bandcamp:

“Egyptian, born in Australia into a worldly, nomadic family of musicians artists originating in desert sands to urban landscapes worldwide. Mariam’s youth was inspired by the sweet lyrical high-pitched melodies of traditional Arabic songs, the rhythms created from the clay Darbuka of her father. Bringing her flavor of Arabic/Northern African infused Jazz/ NuSoul to Europe, Africa, USA, and Asia.”

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The Bombay Royale – “The River”

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Year: 2014

Album: The Island of Dr Electrico [HopeStreet Recordings]

Sounds like old school Bollywood right? That’s the point for these retro dudes and dudetttes who actually hail from Australia. This song belongs in a Tarantino film.

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