mercoledì 4 dicembre 2019

Souad Hosny سعاد حسني







Souad Muhammad Kamal Hosny El Baba, simply known as Souad Hosny, was one of the most famous and influential actresses of Egyptian cinema. Born on 26 January 1942 in Būlāq, a district of Cairo located between the neighborhoods of Wust al-Balad, Ezbekiyya and the Nile, she grew up in a stimulating and varied family environment, although very complex.

Her father, Mohamed Kamal Hosni al-Baba, was a famous Syrian calligraphy of Kurdish ethnicity who moved to the Egyptian capital in 1912 and joined the Royal Institute of Arabic Calligraphy. His house was known as "the house of the artists", leading exponents of the art world, coming from all over the Arab world, regularly visited it for private lessons and social interactions with the master calligrapher. Souad's father, whose work included the production of frames for silent films and book covers, was well known throughout the art community.

The family environment was quite eventful. In fact, tenth of a large brood, Souad had 8 brothers born from the previous marriage of his father, 2 sisters of blood and 6 brothers had by her mother following the divorce from Mohammad Hosni when she was about five years old.

Some of these kids will become renowned artists in various fields. Najat al Saghira, famous half-sister of Souad, will be known throughout the Arab world for her singing skills, The half-brother Ez zeddin Hosni will become a composer and teach music and singing both at Souad and at Najat, the Sami and Farooq brothers will become cellists and painter.

Souad will begin her career as a child by taking part in the radio program "Baba Sharo" and soon became well known thanks to the interpretation of the song "Ukht al Qamar".

Her entry into the world of cinema will take place thanks to the interest of director Abd El Rahman El Khamissy who, a family friend, will notice her acting talent and will provide her with a leading role in the film "Hassan Wa Na'ima" directed by Henry Barakat in 1959, a film adaptation of a famous radio program. 

Hassan wa Na'ima
Souad's career will definitely take flight. Thanks to her clean image, her funny sense of humor, her spontaneity and a very lively presence, she will soon become an actress much loved by the public and much appreciated by the directors.

Throughout hercareer she has held many roles. Although she is very often remembered for her participation in light and cheeky films such as "Khalli balak min zuzu", perhaps her best-known film, she has distinguished herself with good results in dramatic roles of great social value in political and historical films.

The bulk of her production mainly involved the 60s and 70s, including titles that greatly influenced social customs and assigned her the role of Cinderella of Egyptian cinema (this is in fact the nickname with which she was known). Through the image of diva of pop culture, friendly and reassuring, Souad Hosny has conveyed progressive thoughts and ideas. In the films "Al sit al nazra" and "Baba 'ayez kidda", both made in 1968, she plays the role of a girl who claims the right to choose her partner, while in the 1979 film "Shafika wa Mutawaly" transforms musical numbers in political satires that give voice to the oppressed. 




It's no a coincidence if  
the masses in 2011 during the protests that the Western media have prosaically called "Arab Springs" have adopted a song of her as an anthem, perhaps reminiscent of the film "Al Karnak", taken from the novel of the great Egyptian writer Nagib Mahfuz, in which she played the role of a political activist student tortured by power.


If throughout the 1960s she had even made 6 films in a year, towards the end of the 1970s her productions thinned out and her works often saw her playing roles as abused women and victims of male power.

As for her sentimental life, like every good star who respects herself, she is credited with various flirtations, the most important of which concerns the famous singer Abdel Halim Hafez. She will marry four times, always with exponents of the world of cinema, but she will never have children.

In the mid-80s, during the filming of the television series "Huwa wa Hiya" began to appear the symptoms of a disease that will accompany her until the end of her days. Suffering from spinal injuries caused by vertebral erosion, she will be able to make one last film in 1991 entitled "Al-ra'i wa al nisa" directed by her ex-husband, director Ali Badrakhan, before retiring from the scene.

In 1992 she will travel to France to undergo a spinal surgery that will not solve her problems. Back home, her health conditions will gradually worsen, compromising her mental state. She will then travel to London for further medical treatment.

On 21 June 2001, the lifeless body of Souad Hosny will be found in London on a sidewalk at the foot of the Stuart Tower, the building where she resided, after a fall from the sixth floor. Her death is shrouded in mystery.

If at first it seemed to be a suicide, the British court so ruled in 2002, many trials lead to thinking of something else.

Souad Hosny worked at the time of her death on an autobiography, recording notes on various tapes. The tapes in question were never found. It is said that they could contain information that would damage important Egyptian public figures. With the end of the Mubarak regime and the various arrests of political figures that followed, was named as the instigator of the murder of the actress Safwat El Sherif, president of the Shura, the upper house of the Egyptian parliament, responsible for security services.
However, the situation still remains nebulous.

Souad Hosny will be buried in Cairo in a plot of land owned by the family located on the outskirts of the city. More than 10,000 people will attend the funeral.

During her career she has made about 90 films. Although not a singer, surely her voice does not belong to the artistic heritage of the Arab world, her songs have entered the popular imagination of her country. With her work she contributed to the liberation of the female gender and offered a model of a committed, thinking and independent woman.


In 2013, Lebanese director Rania Stephan made a beautiful documentary on the actress's career entitled "The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosny", using fragments of her films to tell the story.












Souad Muhammad Kamal Hosny El Baba,nota semplicemente come Souad Hosny, è stata una tra le attrici più conosciute e influenti del cinema egiziano. Nata il 26 gennaio 1942 a Būlāq, un quartiere del Cairo situato fra i quartieri di Wust al-Balad, Ezbekiyya e il Nilo, è cresciuta in un ambiente familiare stimolante e variegato, per quanto molto complesso.

Il padre,Mohamed Kamal Hosni al-Baba, fu un famoso calligrafo siriano di etnia curda che si trasferì nella capitale egiziana nel 1912 ed entrò a far parte del Royal Institute of Arabic Calligraphy. La sua casa era conosciuta come "la casa degli artisti" poiché esponenti di spicco del mondo dell’arte, provenienti da tutto il mondo arabo, la visitavano regolarmente per lezioni private ed interazioni sociali con il maestro calligrafo. Il padre di Souad,il cui lavoro comprendeva la produzione di cornici per film muti e copertine di libri, era ben noto in tutta la comunità artistica. 

L’ambiente familiare era piuttosto movimentato. Infatti, decima di una progenie decisamente numerosa, Souad poteva vantare ben 8 fratelli nati dal precedente matrimonio del padre, 2 sorelle di sangue e 6 fratelli avuti dalla madre in seguito al divorzio da Mohammad Hosni quando lei aveva circa cinque anni.

Alcuni di questi ragazzi diverranno artisti di fama in vari campi. Najat al Saghira, famosa sorellastra di Souad, sarà conosciuta in tutto il mondo arabo per le sue doti canore, Il fratellastro Ez zeddin Hosni diverrà compositore e insegnerà musica e canto sia a Souad che a Najat, i fratelli Sami e Farooq diverranno rispettivamente violoncellista e pittore. 
Souad inizierà la sua carriera da bambina prendendo parte al programma radiofonico “Baba Sharo” divenendo ben presto molto conosciuta grazie all’interpretazione del brano “ Ukht al Qamar”.

Il suo ingresso nel mondo del cinema avverrà in virtù dell’interessamento del regista Abd El Rahman El Khamissy il quale, amico di famiglia, noterà il suo talento recitativo e le procurerà una parte di primo piano nel film "Hassan Wa Na’ima" diretto da Henry Barakat nel 1959, adattamento cinematografico di un famoso programma radiofonico.

La carriera di Souad prenderà decisamente il volo. Grazie alla sua immagine pulita, al suo divertente senso dell’umorismo, alla sua spontaneità e ad una presenza molto vivace, diverrà in breve tempo un attrice molto amata dal pubblico e molto cercata dai registi.

Nel corso della sua carriera ha ricoperto molti ruoli. Anche se molto spesso viene ricordata per la sua partecipazione a film leggeri e sbarazzini quali “Khalli balak min zuzu” , forse il suo film più conosciuto, si è distinta con buoni risultati in ruoli drammatici dal grande valore sociale in film politici e storici .


Il grosso della sua produzione ha interessato principalmente gli anni’60 e ‘70 comprendendo titoli che hanno influenzato notevolmente il costume della società e che le hanno assegnato il ruolo di Cenerentola del cinema egiziano ( questo è infatti il soprannome con il quale era conosciuta). Attraverso l’immagine di diva del cinema e della cultura pop, simpatica e rassicurante, Souad Hosny ha comunque veicolato pensieri e idee che nulla avevano di tradizionale. Nei film “ Al sit al nazra” e “ Baba ‘ayez kidda “,entrambi realizzati nel 1968, interpreta il ruolo di una ragazza che rivendica il diritto di scegliere il proprio partner mentre nel film “ Shafika wa Mutawaly” del 1979 trasforma i numeri musicali in satire politiche che danno voce agli oppressi.

Non è un caso se i ragazzi scesi in piazza nel 2011 nel corso delle proteste che i media occidentali hanno prosaicamente chiamato “ Primavere arabe” hanno intonato molte volte un suo brano musicale, forse memori del film “Al Karnak” , tratto dal romanzo del grande scrittore egiziano Nagib Mahfuz, nel quale interpretava il ruolo di una studentessa attivista politica torturata dal potere. 

Se per tutti gli anni’60 era arrivata a realizzare anche 4 film in un anno, verso la fine degli anni’70 le sue produzioni si diradano e le sue opere la vedono spesso interpretare ruoli di donne maltrattate e vittime del potere maschile.

Per quanto riguarda la sua vita sentimentale, come ogni buona star che si rispetti, le vengono attribuiti vari flirt il più rilevante dei quali interessa il famoso cantante Abdel Halim Hafez. Si sposerà quattro volte , sempre con esponenti del mondo del cinema, ma non avrà mai figli. 

A metà degli ‘80,durante le riprese della serie televisiva "huwa wa hiya" iniziarono ad apparire i sintomi di una malattia che l’accompagnerà sino alla fine dei suoi giorni. Affetta da lesioni alla colonna vertebrale causate da un erosione delle vertebre , riuscirà a realizzare un ultimo film nel 1991 intitolato “Al-ra’i wa al nisa’” diretto dal suo ex marito, il regista Ali Badrakhan, prima di ritirarsi dalle scene. 


Nel 1992 si recherà in Francia per sottoporsi a un intervento chirurgico alla colonna vertebrale che non risolverà comunque i suoi problemi. Tornata in patria le sue condizioni di salute peggioreranno gradualmente compromettendo il suo stato mentale. Si recherà quindi a Londra per ulteriori cure mediche. 


 Il 21 Giugno del 2001 il corpo senza vita di Souad Hosny verrà trovato a Londra su di un marciapiede ai piedi della Stuart Tower, l’edificio in cui risiedeva, dopo una caduta dal sesto piano. La sua morte è avvolta dal mistero.

Se in un primo momento sembrava si trattasse di suicidio ( il tribunale britannico così sentenziò nel 2002),  molte prove inducono a pensare altro.

Souad Hosny lavorava al momento della morte ad un autobiografia registrando appunti su vari nastri. I nastri in questione non furono mai trovati . Si dice che potessero contenere informazioni che avrebbero danneggiato importanti personaggi pubblici Egiziani. Con la fine del regime di Mubarak e i vari arresti di esponenti politici che ne seguirono , fu indicato come il mandante dell’omicidio dell’attrice Safwat El Sherif, presidente della Shura , la camera alta del parlamento egiziano, resposabile dei servizi di sicurezza.

Tuttora la situazione rimane comunque nebulosa. Souad Hosny sarà sepolta al Cairo in un appezzamento di terreno proprietà della famiglia situato alla periferia della città. Al suo funerale parteciperanno più di 10.000 persone.

Nel corso della sua carriera ha realizzato circa 90 film. Pur non essendo una cantante, sicuramente la sua voce non appartiene al patrimonio artistico del mondo arabo, le sue canzoni sono entrate nell’immaginario popolare del suo paese. Con la sua opera ha contribuito all’affrancamento del genere femminile ed ha offerto un modello di donna impegnata , pensante ed indipendente.

Nel 2013 la regista libanese Rania Stephan ha realizzato un bel documentario sulla carriera dell’attrice intitolato “ The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosny” , utilizzando frammenti dei suoi film per raccontarne la storia. 










                                                      Filmography






1959 Hasan wa Naima حسن ونعيمة


1960 El banat wa al saif البنات والصيف


1960 Mal wa Nisa’ مال ونساء


1960 Gharamiat Imra'a غراميات امرأة


1960 Isha’a hubb إشاعة حب


1960 Thalatha rijal wa imra’a ثلاثة رجال وإمرأة


1961 Mafish tafahum مافيش تفاهم


1961 El dow' El khafet الضوء الخافت


1961 Limadha a’ish لماذا أعيش


1961 Ha’ 3 هاء


1961 El safira Aziza السفيرة عزيزة


1961 El Saba’a banat السبع بنات


1961 A’az el habaib أعز الحبايب


1962 El ashqia’ el thalatha الأشقياء الثلاثة


1962 Ghosn el zeitoun غصن الزيتون


1962 Sera’ ma’a al malaika صراع مع الملائكة


1962 Min Gheir Me'ad من غير ميعاد


1962 Maw’id fe El borg موعد في البرج


1963 El sahera el saghira الساحرة الصغيرة

1963 Sir el hariba سر الهاربة


1963 El Garima El Dahika الجريمة الضاحكة


1963 ‘aila Zizi عائلة زيزي


1963 Shaqawa banat شقاوة بنات


1963 El ‘aris Yasel Ghadan العريس يصل غدًا


1964 Al Morahekan المراهقان


1964 Awal hub أول حب


1964 El ‘uzzab El Talata العزاب الثلاثة


1964 L’aba El Hob Wa El Gawaz لعبة الحب والجواز


1964 Hikaya Gawaz حكاية جواز


1964 Al Tariq الطريق


1964 Lil Rigal Fakat للرجال فقط


1965 Laila el zafaf ليلة الزفاف


1966 Al Qahira thalathin القاهرة 30


1966 Shaqawa rijala شقاوة رجالة


1966 El mughamerun el thalatha المغامرون الثلاثة


1966 El thalatha yuhibbunaha الثلاثه يحبونها


1966 Guanab el safir جناب السفير


1966 Mabka el oshaq مبكى العشاق


1966 Saghira ‘ala el-hob صغيرة على الحب


1966 Shakket el talaba شقة الطلبة


1966 Fares Bani Hemdan فارس بني حمدان


1967 El liqa' el thani اللقاء الثاني


1967 Shabab magnoun giddan شباب مجنون جداً


1967 Al zawja al thaniya الزوجة الثانية


1968 Baba ‘ayez kidda بابا عايز كده


1968 Al sit al nazra الست الناظرة


1968 Hawa’ wa al qerd حواء والقرد


1968 Hikayat thalatha banat حكاية 3 بنات


1968 Helwa wa shakia حلوة وشقية


1968 Nar Al-Hob نار الحب


1968 Zawag ‘ala tariqa el-haditha الزواج على الطريقة الحديثة


1968 Al-tilmidha wa al Ustadh التلميذة والأستاذ


1969 Beer El Herman بئر الحرمان


1969 Nadia نادية


1969 Fatat El Esste'rad فتاة الاستعراض


1969 She' Min El ‘adhab شيء من العذاب


1970 El Hob El Daye' الحب الضائع


1970 Ghroob Wa Shrooq غروب وشروق


1971 Zawgaty wal kalb زوجتي والكلب


1971 Al-ikhtiyar الاختيار


1972 Khally ballak men ZouZou خلي بالك من زوزو


1972 El Khof الخوف


1972 Al-nass wal Nil الناس والنيل


1973 Al-hob aladhi kana الحب الذي كان


1973 Ghoroba' غرباء


1974 Amira Hobbi Ana أميرة حبي أنا


1974 Ayn ‘aqli أين عقلي


1975 Al karnak الكرنك


1975 ‘ala min notlik Al-Rosas على من نطلق الرصاص


1979 Shafika wa Mutawaly شفيقة ومتولي


1979 El Motwahesha المتوحشة


1981 Ahl el qema أهل القمة


1981 Maw’id ala ashaa موعد على العشاء


1981 Al-Mashbuh المشبوه


1981 Al Qadisiyya القادسية



1982 Gharib fi Bayti غريب في بيتي


1983 Hob Fi El-Zinzana حب في الزنزانة


1984 afghanistan limadha ? أفغانستان لماذا ؟


1985 Hekayat Howa wa Heya (TV Mini-Series) حكايات هو و هي


1986 Asfour El Sharq عصفور الشرق


1986 Al-gou’ الجوع


1988 El Daraga El Talta الدرجة الثالثة


1991 Al-ra’i wa al nisa’ الراعي والنساء

 
2013 The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosny اختفاءات سعاد حسني الثلاثة 










 Souad Hosny سعاد حسني - Nukhba ajmal aghana Cinderella نخبة اجمل اغانى سنداريللا





A1 Ya Wad Ya Taqil ياواد ياتقيل
A2 El donya Rabe'a الدنيا ربيع
A3 Kiko كيكو
A4 Ehna El Talaba احنا الطلبه
B1 Lubnanyat لبنانيات
B2 Bambi
B3 Dola min دولا مين
B4 Khali Balak Min Zuzu خلي بالك من زوزو


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Souad Hosny سعاد حسني - Aghana musalsal Huwa wa Hiya هو و هى اغانى مسلسل






01 Huwa wa Hiya هو و هى
02 El Shokolata شيكولاته
03 Kali El Biyya خالي البيه
04 Mahala El 'arosa محلا العروسه
05 Sony El Hendiya سوتي الهنديه 
06 Ya tera inta fyn ya habiby ياتري انت فين ياحبيبي
07 Athbet اثبت
08 El Banat El Banat البنات البنات
09 Gars El Fosha جرس الفسحه
10 Baba Zamanu Gayy بابا زمانو جي
11 Halaqtak Bergalat حلقاتك برجالات
12 'aid milad sa'ida ya nassima عيد ميلاد سعيد يا نسمة
13 Galabiya party جلابية بارتي
14 Tamet bihamd allah تمت بحمد الله

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Souad Hosny سعاد حسني - Collection




01 Ashkal rubabikya اشكال روبابيكيا
02 Bahiya al barawiya بهية البراوية
03 Shuf min Imta شوف من امتى
04 Margahny مرجحنى
05 Ana lissa saghira أنا لسه صغيرة
06 Bady ahki lakum qissa بدي أحكي لكم قصة
07 Khudny ma'ak خدني معاك
08 Shahrazad شهرزاد
09 Shika bika شيكابيكا
10 Baba ya Baba بابا يابابا
11 Ana Maria انا ماريا
12 El Fatah Al Methaliya الفتاه المثاليه


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giovedì 21 novembre 2019

Shahrazad شهرزاد







Shafika Mohamed El Sayed, better known as Shahrazad's art name, was an Egyptian singer and actress born in El Helmiya, a popular neighborhood of Cairo, on 8 January 1928.

Raised in a family of humble origins, she attended school in her neighborhood. At a very young age she took her first steps in the world of art, taking part in various films and playing a role in the operetta "Al’ashara al Tayyiba" written by Muhammad Taymur and set to music by Sayyed Darwish, a metaphorical work on the domination of the Mammelucks in Egypt.



As a singer she got her first hit with the song "Awal ma jayt fy al mi'ad", composed by Riad Al Sunbati and played by her on national radio in 1952.

Grown musically in what is called the golden age of Egyptian music, she  will clash, at a professional level, with the heavyweights of the genre obtaining the applause of them.
Mohamed Abdel Wahab will recognize the value of her voice and the great Umm Khultum will say of her "Shahrazad is the only singer after me who can be on stage singing for hours".

For her  wrote the best Egyptian composers including: Kamal Al Taweel, Baligh Hamdy, Mohamed El Mougy and Sayed Mekawy. In the early 1960s she began performing in monthly concerts in the theaters of El Gomhouriaand Azbakeya consolidating her fame.

Although much loved at home, Shahrazad is almost unknown to the Western public. Her fame and her interpretations have often been obscured by singers such as
Najat al Saghira and Umm Khultum  , artists best sponsored by the self-styled specialized press. Her name circulates little on Western sites that would like to deal with Arabic music and that's why I wanted to dedicate a post to her.

In 2007 her career got the right tribute anyway. The Egyptian Academy of Arts has indeed honored the artist for her exceptional contribution to the development of the fine arts.

After a satisfying existence Shahrazad died in her sleep on April 6, 2013 at her home in Agouza. The niece, the director Heba Yousri, made a documentary on the life and career of the artist in 2011 entitled
“ Stu Zad, Awal ashq”.













Shafika Mohamed El Sayed, meglio conosciuta con il nome d’arte di Shahrazad, è stata una cantante ed attrice egiziana nata a El Helmiya, quartiere popolare del Cairo, l’8 gennaio 1928.

Cresciuta in una famiglia di umili origini, ha frequentato la scuola presso il proprio quartiere. Giovanissima muove i primi passi nel mondo dell’arte prendendo parte a varie pellicole cinematografiche e interpretando un ruolo nell’operetta “Al’ashara al Tayyiba” scritta da Muhammad Taymur e musicata da Sayyed Darwish, un lavoro metaforico sulla dominazione dei Mammelucchi  in Egitto. 


Come cantante ottiene il primo successo con il brano “Awal ma jayt fy al mi'ad “,Composto da Riad Al Sunbati e da lei interpretato sulla radio nazionale nel 1952.

Cresciuta musicalmente in quella che viene definita l’età dell’oro della musica egiziana si confronterà , a livello professionale, con i pesi massimi del genere ottenendone il plauso. Mohamed Abdel Wahab riconoscerà il valore della sua voce e la grande Umm Khultum dirà di lei “ Shahrazad è l'unica cantante dopo di me che può stare sul palco a cantare per ore”.

Per lei hanno scritto i migliori compositori egiziani tra i quali : Kamal Al Taweel, Baligh Hamdy,Mohamed El Mougy e Sayed Mekawy. All'inizio degli anni '60 ha iniziato a esibirsi in concerti mensili nei teatri di El Gomhouria
e Azbakeya consolidando la sua fama.

Sebbene molto amata in patria Shahrazad è poco conosciuta presso il pubblico occidentale. La sua fama e le sue interpretazioni sono state molto spesso oscurate da cantanti quali Najat al Saghira e la stessa Umm Kulthum , artiste meglio sponsorizzate dalla stampa sedicente specializzata. Il suo nome circola poco sui siti che vorrebbero occuparsi di musica araba  ed è per questo che ho voluto dedicarle un post.


Nel 2007 la sua carriera ha ottenuto comunque il giusto tributo. L'Accademia delle Arti egiziana ha infatti onorato l'artista per il suo eccezionale contributo allo sviluppo delle belle arti.

Dopo un esistenza ricca di soddisfazioni Shahrazad è deceduta nel sonno il 6 aprile 2013 presso la sua abitazione ad Agouza. La nipote, la regista Heba Yousri , ha realizzato nel 2011 un documentario sulla vita e la carriera dell’artista intitolato “ Stu Zad, Awal ashq”.

 










Filmography
                

               


1941  Masna'u al zawjat  مصنع الزوجات  
1942  Ibn al balad   ابن البلد
1944  Hababa  حبابة
1946  Al ahdab الأحدب
1948  'ashat fy al vallam عاشت فى الظلام
1949  Kursy al a'atiraf كرسي الاعتراف
1950  Amir al intiqam  أمير الانتقام
1952  Zainab زينب
1952  Mismar Juha  مسمار جحا
1964  Amir al daha' أمير الدهاء
2011  Stu zad awal 'ashq ستو زاد، أول عشق






Shahrazad شهرزاد - Arab Tunes Collection Vol. 1 & 2




Vol. 1

01 Ma inta fahum ماانت فاهم
02 Usik ya habiby أوصيك يا حبيبي
03 Shuf Ya habiby شوف يا حبيبي
04 Fy al qalb huna في القلب هنا
05 Ashr wa Asunk أسهر واصونك
06 Al Hubb Al Ghaly الحب الغالي
07 Ana lya fy qalby Hikaya أنا ليا في قلبي حكاية
08 Ba'ada al marra dy بعد المرة دي
09 Ba'adin huqulkبعدين حقولك
10 Habiby fi al janub asmar حبيبي في الجنوب أسمر
11 'ady al qanal عدي القنال
12 Ghayrak inta malish غيرك انت ماليش
13 Mishwar al hubb مشوار الحب
14 Min jadid al qalb hubbik من جديد القلب حبك
15 Ya hulm layla sayfa يا حلم ليلة صيف
16 Yally tuhibbu al hayat ياللي تحب الحياة
17 Uhibbu wa al Huwy fy 'anik أحبك و الهوي في عنيك
18 Hajarti al hub هجرت الحب
19 Ya 'ammu yally يا عم ياللي
20 Layala farah ليلة فرح
21 Mish ha qawlillak مش ح قوللك
22 Wa anta malik و أنت مالك
23 Hayatuka ma hatansany حياتك ما حتنساني
24 Ya Qasawa qalbik يا قساوة قلبك
25 Ya sakinu arady al nil يا ساكن أراضي النيل
26 Duluni ya 'ashqain دلوني يا عاشقين
27 Ba'adin Ma'ak بعدين معاك
28 Tawab wa bab rahmatik maftuh تواب و باب رحمتك مفتوح
29 Ya halawa al qalb ally yuhibbu يا حلاوة القلب اللي يحب
30 Yamma qaluly 'alayk ياما قالولي عليك
31 'Asil wa sukkar عسل وسكر
32 Uhibbu ismak أحب أسمك

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Vol. 2

01 Al layla الليلة
02 Hubbiyatuhu  ana hubbiatuhu حبيته أنا حبيته
03 Misik bilkhayr مسيك بالخير

04 Bashir al nasr بشير النصر
05 inta ahluyt kidda lyya انت احلويت كدة لية
06 Sukkar wallahu halawatak سكر والله حلاوتك
07 Jamila al dunia 'ashan hubbik  جميلة الدنيا عشان حبك
08 Aba'ad 'aynuk 'anny  أبعد عينك عني
09 Inta 'arifu أنت عارف
10 Awal ma jayt fy al mi'ad اول ما جيت في الميعاد
11 Lihi bita'anud fya ليه بتعاند فيا
12 Bilhadawa بالهداوة
13 Kitar biza'al minka كتير بزعل منك
14 Nawayt uhibbuk tul 'omry  نويت احبك طول عمري
15 a'shiq al khalis lihubbik اعشق الخالص لحبك
16 Ya sahi wa al huwy ghidar يا ساهي و الهوي غدار
17 illa fakira ألا فاكرة 
18 'ashan habiby عشان حبيبي
19 Risala رسالة
20 Shay jamil anny uhibbuk شئ جميل اني أحبك
21 Diny mi'ad ديني ميعاد
22 Qabla ma ashufuk قبل ما أشوفك
23 Fy Valla al ward في ظل الورد
24 Jana al dunya جنة الدنيا
25 Ramadan ya shahr al siyam رمضان يا شهر الصيام
26 'adini min waqtik sa'a jawda  'alia أديني من وقتك ساعة جودة عالية
27 Kuntu anshaghal bik كنت انشغل بك
28 Hikayat al mandil   حكاية المنديل
29 Ya nassiny  يا ناسيني
30 Al Bakht  البخت
31  Laka liwahdika   لك لوحدك 
32 Mish bi ayady مش بأيدي


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lunedì 5 agosto 2019

Batma & Larfag باطما ولرفاك







Many groups were born following the wave of renewal of the Moroccan music scene during the 1970s. As has been written several times, the pioneers of this musical movement were groups such as Nass el Ghiwane, Lemchaheb and Jil Jilala and the generation inspired by their works is called Ghiwani Generation.


Among the many formations that have contributed to this music scene there is the Larfag group which, in collaboration with the singer Hassan Batma, made an album in 1976, very rare and really valuable from a musical point of view. The information on this group is practically non-existent and what is known is not verifiable. It seems that the group belongs to the Casablanca area and that two of its members, Hassan Batma and Hamdani Mustafa, come from Hajj Mohamed, the same neighborhood where the Nass el Ghiwane group was born. Another member, Abdel Rahim Al-Safah, appears to have been a highly rated Banjo player.

I propose here their debut album, released in 1976 by the Boussiphone label. The cassette version has the name of the group as its title, while the vinyl version printed in France was entitled "Ila an yushib al Ghurab".

There is another group called Larfag active since 1981 but it was not possible to verify whether it is the same formation without Hassan Batma or if it is a totally different group.

If someone is in possession of more information I would be really pleased if he wanted to share it.









Molti sono i gruppi nati in seguito all’ondata di rinnovamento della scena musicale marocchina avvenuta nel corso degli anni ‘70. Come è stato scritto più volte, i pionieri di questo movimento musicale sono stati gruppi quali Nass el Ghiwane, Lemchaheb e Jil Jilala e la generazione che alle loro opere si è ispirata viene chiamata Ghiwani Generation. Tra le molte formazioni che hanno dato il loro contributo a questa scena musicale vi è il gruppo Larfag il quale in collaborazione con il cantante Hassan Batma ha realizzato nel 1976 un album ricercatissimo, molto raro e davvero pregevole dal punto di vista musicale . Le informazioni su questo gruppo sono praticamente inesistenti e ciò che si sa non è verificabile. Sembra che il gruppo appartenga all’area di Casablanca e che due dei suoi componenti, Hassan Batma e Hamdani Mustafa , provengano da Hajj Mohamed, lo stesso quartiere dove è nato il gruppo Nass el Ghiwane. Un altro componente, Abdel Rahim Al-Safah , sembra sia stato un suonatore di Banjo molto quotato.

Propongo qui il loro album d’esordio, pubblicato nel 1976 dall’etichetta Boussiphone . La versione in cassetta ha come titolo il nome del gruppo mentre la versione in vinile stampata in Francia è stata intitolata “ Ila an yushib al Ghurab “.

Esiste un altro gruppo chiamato Larfag attivo dal 1981 ma non è stato possibile verificare se si tratti della stessa formazione senza Hassan Batma o se si tratta di un gruppo totalmente diverso.

Se qualcuno è in possesso di maggiori informazioni sarei davvero lieto se volesse condividerle.






Batma Wa Larfak باطما ولرفاك - ila an yushib al Ghurab إلى أن يشيب الغراب 




A1 HaraqatLoucham حرقت لوشام
A2 Hommada Hommada حمادة حمادة
A3 Al Ghaba الغابة
B1 Makfak Aadri ما كفاك عذري
B2 Al 'awama العوامة
B3 Filastin فلسطينيات

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domenica 28 luglio 2019

Elias Rahbani إلياس الرحباني







Elias Hanna Rahbani is a musician, composer and conductor born in 1938 in Antelias, a village located in the province of Mount Lebanon north of Beirut. Younger brother of the very famous Rahbani brothers (Assi and Masour), supporting pillars of Lebanese music, he attended the Lebanese Academy from 1954 to 1955 and studied music at the National Conservatory from 1955 to 1956 as well as receiving private lessons for over a decade under the supervision of the French musicians Michel Bourgeot, who followed him in the piano study, and Bertrand Robillard, who taught him harmony and composition.

In 1957, shortly before going to Russia to complete the studies that would have made him a virtuoso of the piano, he suffered an injury to his right hand which would decisively compromise his instrumental technique. Once the initial shock has been overcome, he is directed by his teacher towards deepening the composition.
At just twenty years of age he was hired by the Lebanese branch of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to compose the music for various programs. This was his first official job which earned him 3900 Lebanese pounds.

Although excluded at first from the family company for his young age (when Elias was born the brothers were already teenagers), starting from 1961 he was involved in the Rahbani family productions taking part in various tours and composing some songs for Fairuz. At the same time he began to collaborate with the most famous singers of the Lebanese music scene and took on the role of artistic director and music consultant for Radio Libano, a role he will maintain until 1972.

During these years he meets Nina Khalil who will become his wife and will give him two sons Ghassan and Jad, both musicians.


The musical career of Elias Rahbani will be very rich and his compositions will contribute to enrich the Arab art of the 20th century. He will move easily in many fields, making music for the cinema (he will make the soundtracks of about 25 films), for the theater, for the radio and for television, receiving numerous awards as early as the 60s. He will compose music for the best artists of the Lebanese scene including:
Fairuz, Sabah, Wadih El Safi, Melhem Barakat, Nasri Shams El Din, Magda El Roumi, Julia Boutros and Pascal Sakr.

From a strictly musical point of view, Elias's style differs from that of his older brothers due to a greater lightness and a more marked contamination with Western music, especially French. However, the pop taste of some of his compositions should not be misleading. In reality those that look like simple melodies hide arrangements elaborated with taste and poetry.

Part of the music of this author could be classified as a good Lounge music and the incursions of Elias Rahbani in styles such as Jazz and disco music are not rare while maintaining, if you listen well, the characteristics proper of the music of the Middle East.

Perhaps more than the most famous brothers he brought Lebanese music to modernity, thanks to a massive use of Western instruments and a romantic and easy-listening approach.
 
It seems strange that the race for lounge music and film music that interested Western society in the second half of the 90's did not involve this author. Some of his soundtracks, such as "Les Plus Beaux Jours De Ma Vie" and "Un Sourire ... Quelques Larmes ... Un Peu D'amour", should really be rediscovered.

For more detailed information on the career of Elias Rahabani you can visit his personal website or the page dedicated to him at the El Cinema site regarding the soundtracks he composed.








Elias Hanna Rahbani è un musicista , compositore e direttore d’orchestra nato nel 1938 ad Antelias, un villaggio situato nella provincia del Monte Libano a nord di Beirut . Fratello minore dei famosissimi fratelli Rahbani ( Assi e Masour), colonne portanti della musica libanese , ha frequentato l’ Accademia libanese dal 1954 al 1955 e studiato musica presso il Conservatorio nazionale dal 1955 al 1956 oltre a ricevere lezioni private per oltre un decennio sotto la supervisione dei musicisti francesi Michel Bourgeot, che lo ha seguito nello studio del pianoforte, e Bertrand Robillard, che ha gli ha insegnato l'armonia e la composizione.

Nel 1957 , poco prima di recarsi in Russia per completare gli studi che avrebbero fatto di lui un virtuoso del pianoforte, subisce un infortunio alla mano destra che comprometterà in modo deciso la sua tecnica strumentale. Superato lo shock iniziale viene indirizzato dal suo insegnante verso l’approfondimento della composizione.

A soli vent’anni viene assunto dalla sede libanese della British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC ) per comporre le musiche destinate a vari programmi . Questo fu il suo primo impiego ufficiale che gli fruttò 3900 sterline libanesi .

Seppur escluso in un primo momento dall’azienda di famiglia per ragioni anagrafiche ( quando Elias nacque i fratelli erano già adolescenti) , a partire dal 1961 viene coinvolto nelle produzioni della famiglia Rahbani prendendo parte a vari tour e componendo alcune canzoni per Fairuz. Parallelamente inizia a collaborare con i più noti cantanti della scena musicale libanese e assume l’incarico di direttore artistico e consulente musicale per Radio Libano, ruolo che manterrà fino al 1972.

Nel corso di questi anni incontra Nina Khalil che diverrà sua moglie e gli darà due figli Ghassan e Jad, entrambi musicisti.

La carriera musicale di Elias Rahbani sarà molto ricca e le sue composizioni contribuiranno ad arricchire l’arte araba del XX secolo. Si muoverà agevolmente in molti campi realizzando musiche per il cinema ( realizzerà le colonne sonore di circa 25 film) , per il teatro,per la radio e per la televisione, ricevendo numerosi riconoscimenti già a partire dagli anni ‘60. Comporrà musica per i migliori artisti della scena libanese tra i quali:
Fairuz, Sabah, Wadih El Safi, Melhem Barakat, Nasri Shams El Din, Magda El Roumi, Julia Boutros e Pascal Sakr .

Sotto il profilo strettamente musicale lo stile di Elias si differenzia rispetto a quello dei fratelli maggiori per una maggiore leggerezza ed per una contaminazione più marcata con la musica occidentale , francese in particolare. Il gusto pop di alcune sue composizioni non deve però trarre in inganno. In realtà quelle che sembrano semplici melodie nascondono arrangiamenti elaborati con gusto e poesia.

Parte della musica di questo autore potrebbe essere classificata come Lounge music di buon livello e non sono rare le incursioni di Elias Rahbani in stili quali il Jazz e la disco music pur mantenendo, se si ascolta bene, un piede all’interno della musica del Medio Oriente.  Forse più dei famosissimi fratelli ha portato la musica libanese verso la modernità, grazie ad un uso massiccio di strumenti occidentali e ad un approccio romantico e di facile ascolto.

Sembra strano che la corsa alla lounge music e alla musica da film che ha interessato la società occidentale verso la seconda metà degli anni ‘90 non abbia coinvolto questo autore. Alcune sue colonne sonore , lavori come “Les Plus Beaux Jours De Ma Vie” e “ Un Sourire...Quelques Larmes...Un Peu D'amour “, andrebbero davvero riscoperti.

Per informazioni più dettagliate sulla carriera di Elias Rahabani si può visitare il suo sito personale o la pagina a lui dedicata presso il sito El Cinema per quanto riguarda le colonne sonore da lui composte.
 


Elias Rahbani And His Orchestra ‎– Don't Say Good-Bye





A1 Don't Say Good-Bye
A2 Woman In Danger
A3 The Woman I Love
A4 The Giant
B1 Elena
B2 Still Young To Love
B3 The Way She Swims
B4 Sexy Eyes
B5 Last Good-Bye


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Elias Rahbani And His Orchestra ‎– Elias Rahbani And His Orchestra




A1 Green Bird
A2 Danse Ma Chérie
A3 Moonlight Melody
A4 I Want To Be
A5 Midnight Bossa
A6 Tammy
B1 Happy Theme
B2 J'ai Presque Oublié
B3 Sans Toi
B4 Kiss Me More
B5 Sous Le Ciel Bleu
B6 Comment M'as-Tu Oubliée


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Elias Rahbani And His Orchestra ‎– With Love ...





A1 Liza...Liza
A2 When We Used To Meet
A3 On A Sunny Day
A4 A Summer Love
A5 Love Words
B1 Dancing In The Night
B2 Diala
B3 Happy Dreams
B4 Endless Love
B5 Loneliness
B6 Tender Face


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Elias Rahbani إلياس الرحباني - ‎ Les Plus Beaux Jours De Ma Vie أجمل أيام حياتي






A1 The Happiest Days - Main Theme
A2 A Last Glance
A3 Love On The Move
A4 The Chase
A5 The Search
B1 On The Way Home
B2 By The River
B3 Beat! Beat! Beat! (Nightclub Scene)
B4 Morning At Sea
B5 The Happiest Days - Reprise



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Elias Rahbani إلياس الرحباني - ‎ Un Sourire...Quelques Larmes...Un Peu D'amour دمي ودموعي وابتسامتي





A1 Hopeless Love (Main Theme)
A2 La Promenade
A3 The Escape
A4 Close To Me

A5 The Marriage Dance
A6 La Boite A Musique
B1 Romantic Eyes
B2 The First Meeting
B3 Dramatic Theme

B4 At The Hotel Club
B5 The Last Meeting



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Elias Rahbani إلياس الرحباني – Mosaic Of The Orient (Näi, Buzuk & Guitar)



A1     Let's Dance
A2     La Dance De Nadia
A3     My Lovely Elena
A4     Sweet Eyes
A5     Take Me With You
A6     Always In My Heart
B1     I Love You Lina
B2     Dance Of Maria
B3     I Think Of You
B4     Smile For Me
B5     Leila Leila, Jolie Fille
B6     Don't Forget Me

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Elias Rahbani إلياس الرحباني – Mosaic Of The Orient (Näi, Buzuk & Guitar) Vol.2




A1 Hey dabke
A2 Dance with me
A3 Summer is coming
A4 Let me love you
A5 I want to sing
A6 Good night my love
B1 Midnight Dance
B2 Follow me girls
B3 Sweet Nadia
B4 Do you remember
B5 My heart song
B6 Lover's lane


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Elias Rahbani إلياس الرحباني - The Many Moods of Elias Rahbani



Artwork by Tracy Chahwan

 A collection that photographs the varied musical world of Elias Rahabani. An opportunity to (re) discover an artist whose art has remained a bit in the shade in recent years.

01 La Dance De Nadia
02 Beat! Beat! Beat! (Nightclub Scene)
03 Happy Theme
04 J'ai Presque Oublié
05 A Last Glance
06 Hopeless Love (Main Theme)
07 Take Me With You
08 I Want To Be
09 Close To Me
10 Always In My Heart
11 Don't Say Good-Bye
12 Dance Of Maria
13 Hey dabke

14 Midnight Dance
15 The Escape
16 On The Way Home
17 The Last Meeting
18 Sweet Nadia
19 The Marriage Dance
20 The Happiest Days - Main Theme
21 Sweet Eyes

22 Dramatic Theme
23 I Think Of You
24 Last Good-Bye
25 Diala


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