lunedì 27 marzo 2017

Dissidenten ديسيدنتن


Dissidenten are a German rock band known for their collaborations with Middle Eastern, African and Indian musicians. In a 1988 article for The New York Times, music critic Stephen Holden acknowledged the band as being among the leaders of what he termed "the 'world beat' movement ... in which ethnic styles are contemporized with electronic dance rhythms"-

1981/83: Around 1981, "Embryo's Dissidenten" were founded in India by Friedemann "Friedo" Josch (b 21 July 1952, Mainz, wind instruments, keyboards) and former Embryo band members Uwe "Uve" Müllrich (b 7 December 1947, Rügen, bass, oud, guitar, vocals) and Michael Wehmeyer (keyboards,piano). Still in 1981, Marlon Klein (b 13 December 1957, Herford, drums, perc, keyboards, vocals) replaced Wehmeyer, and the band renamed themselves to Dissidenten. 

1982/83:  they founded their own record label Exil in Berlin.

Following a one-year tour of Asia, the group decided to stay in India to produce their first album Germanistan, with the help of the Karnataka College of Percussion, female singer R.A. Ramamani and percussionist Ramesh Shotham. The live line-up was joined by Indian pianist Louis Banks and American saxophonist Charlie Mariano. Concerts in Calcutta, Madrid, Casablanca and Stockholm are documented on the live album Germanistan Tour 83.

1984/85: Concerts worldwide. Having toured North Africa, Dissidenten set up camp in Tangier, Morocco. Composer and author Paul Bowles and Tangier’s musical godfather Abdesalam Akaaboune introduce the group to Moroccan musicians Jil Jilala, Nas El Ghiwane, Lem Chaheb and the like. Dissidenten’s third album SAHARA ELEKTRIK is recorded in Tangier with Lem Chaheb and their outstanding leader Cherif Lamrani. FATA MORGANA – the album’s hit song becomes famous not only in North Africa but as a top dance floor success in Europe and South America. 250,000 people see and hear Dissidenten live during a three-week tour of Spain. British DJ, John Peel, features the group in his legendary BBC program. ‘Dissimania’ -initially started out in the Mediterranean basin and spreads via England to Canada and the US. Dissidenten make it to the top of independent charts worldwide. Concert for German TV-WDR at the famous Rock Palast is televised live all over Europe.

1986/88: Concerts worldwide. Dissidenten move to Spain. The album LIFE AT THE PYRAMIDS is recorded in Madrid, Tunis and Tangier and includes Dissidenten’s hit song and video clip TELEPHONE ARAB. With a cover version of Telephone Arab, Egyptian superstar Mohammed Mounir makes it number one all over the Arab world. Dissidenten tour major places in Europe and North America as well as North Africa and Asia. One of these legendary concerts at New York’s packed Palladium is recorded for the album DISSIDENTEN LIVE IN NEW YORK. The song Fata Morgana from the 1984 album Sahara Elektrik becomes a major hit in Brazil and South America. 10 years later it will have sold more than 1.5 million copies in Brazil alone. Dissidenten play the title song for the famous tele novela Sassa Ricando. Today Dissidenten still enjoys a strong following in Brazil.

1989/91: Morocco: Recordings with the Royal Orchestra of Rabat for the album OUT OF THIS WORLD, featuring singer Mahmoud Saadi of Morocco’s legendary Nas el Ghiwane and the incredible talents of Cherif Lamrani on mandolin cello. 1989 OUT OF THIS WORLD is released worldwide. The video for the album’s title song was filmed and produced by Dissidenten in East Berlin – just before and during the time the Berlin Wall came down. Concerts in North America follow and Dissidenten start recording for the yet unpublished album REAL AMERICAN MUSIC in the Five Nations Indian Reserve near Toronto. The album includes Native American Indian musicians with whom the band became friends and worked with while touring Canada.

1992/95: Concerts worldwide. Recordings in Mumbay Bangalore for the album THE JUNGLE BOOK – an artistic reunion with many musicians and friends from the group’s past years working and touring all over India. Most of them have become internationally acclaimed by now. Ramesh Shotham, R.A. Ramamani, Karnataka College of Percussion, Louis Banks and Trilok Gurtu to name a few. European radio DJs vote Dissidenten second place amongst 800 albums in their annual European World Music Charts. DJ Sven Väth remixes the single-release JUNGLE BOOK PART II from the THE JUNGLE BOOK and thus introduces the “Love- and Trance-Generation” to Dissidenten.

1996/99: INSTINCTIVE TRAVELER recorded in Hawaii, India, Canada, Morocco, Spain and Germany featuring the charismatic voice of Bajka and Germany’s Manfred Schoof on trumpet. This highly esteemed album incorprates Dissidenten’s decades of experiences in almost every corner of the sounding globe. Instinctive Traveler is a time-travel between the various planets of Dissidenten’s unique musical universe. Hawaiian singers meet Basque accordionists, Native American vocals, Arabic court musicians and Celtic drone as well as South Indian chanting and European Zeitgeist. Dissidenten live – featuring Izaline Calister, Noujoum Ouazza, Manickam Yogeswaran, Charlie Mariano and Manu Gallo of Zap Mama- play Europe’s biggest festivals including two times at Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz Festival and Denmark’s Roskylde. Highlights from each of these shows are released on the album LIVE IN EUROPE.

2000: Dissidenten are exploring yet another musical world. Teaming up with composer, Gordon Sherwood, and video artist, Stefanie Seidl, they create the “Documentary Opera” THE MEMORY OF THE WATERS, first performed at “Internationales Donau Festival Ulm” for German National Radio SWR by the Bratislava Sinfonic Orchestra & Choir: Director, Peter Feranec, and featuring Charlie Mariano, Noujoum Ouazza, Manickam Yogeswaran, Barbara Buchholz and Tomás San Miguel – more than 100 musicians on stage. Between 2000 and 2005 THE MEMORY OF THE WATERS is performed by various orchestras all over Europe. LA MEMORIA DE LAS AGUAS, the Spanish version, is performed with conductor Tomás Garrido and the Orchestra & Choir Pamplona for the Festivales de Navarra – broadcast by Spanish National Radio live nationwide. World Exhibition Expo 2000 Hannover: In collaboration with German sculptor Albert Hien, Dissidenten compose and perform a piece for 96 Bavarian brass bands and a sound installation incorporating the sound of bells from 96 different Bavarian cathedrals and churches.

2001/05: 20 years around the world: Dissidenten once again call upon friends and collaborators to celebrate the anniversary. The album 2001: A WORLD BEAT ODYSSEY, gathers some of Europe’s most famed DJs: Badmarsh, Tricatel, Ravi Bal, Shantel, Deep-Dive-Corp, Lelonek, Kulisch & Vana and Slop Shop to remix nine tracks from almost all musical phases of Dissidenten. In 2003 the remix collection is completed with the album DISSIDENTEN REMIX.ED 2.O: A NEW WORLD ODYSSEY. At Womex 2001 in Rotterdam Dissidenten present their project IN 80 NIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD – including various DJs, VJ Annahd and Andreas Leifeld, which later is performed live all over Europe.

2006/07: Dissidenten are touring North Africa with Moroccan heroes Jil Jilala. Between concerts they work together in Tangier and Casablanca to complete the new DISSIDENTEN//JIL JILALA album »TANGER SESSIONS«. 2007: The band composes and arranges the musical program at the final party of Germany’s spectacular CREOLE-Award for World Music. French/German TV ARTE and German TV WDR broadcast a lengthy feature about Dissidenten’s Moroccan experiences

2008: The album »TANGER SESSIONS« is released. Concerts in Europe and North Africa from April onward. The debut concert in Germany is broadcast live and online by German National Radio SWR in April 2008

2009: Dissidenten tour Europe from Finland to Spain with »TANGER SESSIONS«. The line up includes guitar heroes Roman Bunka of Embryo / Mohamed Mounir and Henning Rümenap from the Guano Apes.

2010: Sees Dissidenten performing at the two biggest African festivals L’BOULEVARD in Casablanca (featuring CREATEUROPE fashion design award winner Amine Bendriouich, and Morocco’s DJ MOOD plus MCs Flip & Flo) and the MAWAZINE FESTIVAL in Rabat, (feat. JIL JILALA). Later in the year, concerts in Russia, North America and Europe are scheduled.

2011: The band is on the road in Europe and Morocco. In Casablanca, Fes and Rabat they reunite with Morocco’s cult band Lem Chaheb, with whom in the 80s they shared the worldwide success of the ground breaking album SAHARA ELEKTRIK. In July Dissidenten are headlining Portugal’s prestigious Sines Festival, in August they play in England at Peter Gabriel’s legendary Womad Festival. The concert is broadcast live by BBC. In fall the band returns to Morocco for more concerts.

2012: Dissidenten receive Germany’s prestigious ‘International Praetorius Music Peace Award’. They were asked to put together a live acoustic set for the occasion, taking a retrospective look back over the band’s unique history. This gave them the idea of doing a tour featuring unplugged versions of their greatest hits. One concert was recorded and broadcast by the German National Radio. The rest of the year they appeared at various Festivals in Europe.

2013: On the final date of the tour which mainly included Portugal, Morocco, Austria, and Germany, the trio record a spontaneous concert for friends on the banks of Berlin’s River Spree, along with musical guests who have been part of the long Dissidenten story. This led to the production of the album HOW LONG IS NOW? – Dissidenten Unplugged Live in Berlin, which presents another unexplored perspective of the group. Since they have been a Berlin band from the beginning, this album is also an homage to their home town.

2014: Except for occasional festival appearances (i.e. Bundeskunsthalle Bonn Festival) Dissidenten spends the year mainly working on the album THE MEMORY OF THE WATERS – Dissidenten by Gordon Sherwood recorded live at the Bruckner Festival Linz/Austria. Back in summer 1997 Dissidenten met the American composer and world traveller Gordon Sherwood in Tanger/Morocco brought together via their mutual friend writer/composer Paul Bowles. A new and inspired friendship began. The Memory Of The Waters bears witness to the years Dissidenten and Sherwood spent travelling and working together.

2015: Sees Dissidenten on tour – together with their long time friend Mohamed Mounir- at various Festivals in Europe (Afrika Festival Würzburg, Vienna and Munich as well as the Nuremberg Bardentreffen with more than 240,000 spectators). For many years Dissidenten and Mounir have been close friends. He has played and recorded a variety of their songs and Dissidenten’s guitarist Roman Bunka has been a member of Mounir’s band since the 80s. In 2015 they are joining together live on stage. Mounir is an iconic Egyptian singer and film star. From Alexandria to Aswan, the voice of Mohamed Mounir is as familiar to Egyptians as that of a brother or father or closest of friends. His warm, sweet contralto is an integral part of Egypt’s soundscape, blasting day and night from countless CD-selling kiosks, sidewalk cafés and automobiles

In November 2015 Dissidenten headline at the German “CREOLE“ meeting in Karlsruhe, shortly after they performed a sold out concert in their old adopted hometown Tangier and at “Visa For Music“ in Rabat, Morocco where they were granted the “VISA FOR MUSIC-AWARD“ as an hommage to their inspired collaborations with Moroccan musicians. As the Jury states: “Modern Music in Morocco began over thirty years ago with Dissidenten“.


The realization of this post has been possible thanks to the great job of Reda Boudemala which has recovered all the 
albums of the group .



I Dissidenten sono una rock band tedesca molto nota in virtù di un esperienza pluridecennale di collaborazioni avute con musicisti medio orientali, africani e indiani. In un articolo apparso nel 1998  sul  New York Times, il critico musicale Stephen Holden riconosce alla band il titolo di leader di quello che ha definito "world beat movement ", genere musicale nel quali vari stili etnici vengono inglobati a ritmi dance ed elettronici.

Il gruppo nasce nel 1981 in India e vanta tra i suoi componenti membri dissidenti, da qui il nome, del gruppo tedesco Embryo. Tra i partecipanti al primo nucleo del progetto vi sono : Friedemann "Friedo" Josch (strumenti a fiato, tastiere) , Uwe "Uve" Müllrich ( contrabbasso, oud, chitarra, voce) e Michael Wehmeyer (tastiere, pianoforte) , sostituito quasi subito da Marlon Klein ( tamburi, perc, tastiere, voce). Con questa formazione il gruppo da vita a Berlino la propria casa discografica chiamata Exil .

Dopo un tour in Asia durato un anno, il gruppo decide di rimanere in India per produrre il primo album che sarà intitolato “ Germanistan”. A questo primo lavoro collaborano il Karnataka College of Percussion,la cantante R.A. Ramamani e il percussionista Ramesh Shotham. Durante le esecuzioni dal vivo alla line up si aggiungeranno il pianista Louis Banks e il sassofonista Charlie Mariano. I Concerti a Calcutta, Madrid, Casablanca e Stoccolma saranno  documentati dal  disco dal vivo “Germanistan Tour 83”.

Nel corso di un tour in Nord Africa, grazie al contributo dello scrittore Paul Bowles, il gruppo entra in contatto con i gruppi marocchini Jil Jilala, Nass El Ghiwane  e Lemchaheb. Proprio con questi ultimi viene registarto a Tangeri il secondo lavoro della band intitolato “Sahara Elektrik” contenente il brano Fata Morgana che diventerà un successo in tutta l’area del Maghreb, in Europa e Sud America. La fama del gruppo inizia a diffondersi e 250.000 persone ascolteranno la musica della band  tedesca nel corso di un tour di tre settimane in Spagna. 

L’ambientazione nord africana fornirà l’ispirazione anche per i tre album successivi . “Life at the Pyramids”,uscito nel 1985, verrà  registrato tra Madrid, Tunisi e Tangeri e conterrà il brano “Telephone Arab” , cover della canzone del famoso cantante egiziano Mohammed Mounir . A questo seguiranno gli album “ Arab Shadows” , pubblicato nel 1986 , e “Out of this world” , pubblicato nel 1989, per il quale la band si avvarrà del sostegno della Royal Orchestra di Rabat, del cantante Mahmoud Saadi appartenente alla leggendaria band marocchina Nas el Ghiwane e delle incredibili doti di Cherif Lamrani membro del gruppo Lemchaheb.

Life at the Pyramids line up

Nel corso del tour Nord americano si stabiliranno accordi per la realizzazione di un album contenente musica registrata nella riserva indiana delle cinque nazioni situata nei pressi di Toronto, in Canada. Il lavoro, registrato con il contributo di musicisti nativi americani , purtroppo non vedrà la luce ( almeno sino ad ora).

Sarà invece dato alle stampe nel 1991 l’album intitolato “ Live in New York” che documenta una parte del lungo tour americano .

Gli anni ‘90 rappresentano per la band tedesca un ritorno al passato che porterà alla riunione con amici lontani. Registrato a Mumbai,  l’album “ The jungle Book”, uscito nel 1993, segna il ritorno alle sonorità indiane . Per la realizzazione di questo lavoro il gruppo si avvarrà nuovamente della collaborazione del Karnataka College of Percussion, di R.A. Ramamani oltre che di Ramesh Shotham, Louis Banks e Trilok Gurtu .

R.A. Ramamani
 Decenni di esperienza saranno messi a frutto con il lavoro rilasciato nel 1997 intitolato “Istinctive traveler”. Registrato tra Hawaii, India, Canada, Marocco, Spagna e Germania con il contributo vocale della cantante indiana Bajka e dell’arte del trombettista tedesco Manfred Schoof ,“Istinctive Traveler” rappresenta la summa di tutto il lavoro realizzato nel corso degli anni da questo strano combo. Un viaggio nello spazio e nel tempo nel quale convivono cantanti hawaiane, fisarmonicisti baschi, voci dei nativi americani, musicisti di corte arabi, armonie celtiche e suoni dell’India sud.

Agli inizi del 2000  la band si dedicherà alla realizzazione della musica per un opera documentario intitolata “ The memory of the waters” in collaborazione con il compositore Gordon Sherwood e la video artista Stefanie Seidl. L’opera sara presentata in occasione dell '“Internationales Donau Festival Ulm” eseguita dall’ Orchestra Sinfonica di Bratislava e verrà eseguita ,tra il 2000 ed il 2005, da varie orchestre in tutta Europa.

Per  commemorare un ventennio di carriera  il gruppo inviterà nel 2001 amici e collaboratori a celebrare l’evento con l’album “A world beat odissey” contenente remix di vecchi brani trattati da alcuni dei DJ più conosciuti del mondo. L’esperienza sarà ripresa nel 2003 con l’album “ A new world odissey”.

Nel 2006 il gruppo torna a collaborare stabilmente con  gli artisti marocchini. Questa volta il sodalizio viene stretto con il gruppo Jill Jilala. Con loro la band intraprende un tour in Nord Africa e registra , tra tangeri e Casablanca “ le musiche che andranno a formare l’album uscito nel 2008 con il titolo “Tanger Session” accreditato ad entrambi i gruppi.
Il disco sarà portato in tour in tutto il mondo ed otterrà vari riconiscimenti contribuendo alla riscoperta della bellissima musica della band marocchina. 

I Dissidenten proseguiranno la loro opera con concerti ai quattro angoli del globo partecipando a vari festival dell’area del Maghreb. Nel 2013 realizzeranno un album intitolato “How Long Is Now?” registrato unplugged a Berlino che li vede alle prese con il loro patrimonio musicale proposto in chiave acustica.


La realizzazione di questo post è stata possibile grazie al grande lavoro di Reda Boudemala che si è fatto carico del lavoro di recupero degli album del gruppo.

Dissidenten  & Karnataka College Of Percussion ‎– Germanistan – I Wish I Could Stay Far Away

01 Normade Har 
02 Memories Of Chilli 
03 Germanistan  
04 Konnakhol  
05 Veena Vadini 
06 Turn On The Light  
07 Tala Tarangini  
08 Mani 
09 India Morsing 
10 Nalina Kanti 
11 Morning Dance


Dissidenten & Lemchaheb ‎– Sahara Electric

01 Inshalla 
02 Fata Morgana  
03 El Mounadi (The Desert Life)  
04 Sahara Electric 
05 Casablanca (Wacha Wacha)



Dissidenten ‎– Casablanca

01 Casablanca
02 Allal
03 Trust Allah - but watch your camel


Dissidenten ‎– Life At The Pyramids

 01 Sultan Swing
 02 Mata Hari
 03 Telephone Arab
 04 Blue Nile
 05 At the Pyramids
 07 Roots of Tanger
 08 Do the Pharaoo
 09 Song for Winnie Mandela


Dissidenten ‎– Arab Shadows

01 Bajka's gnaoui

02 The good old days of tomorrow are now
03 Inshallah
04 Allal
05 Zain
06 Sahara elektrik
07 Shadows go arab
08 Cherif


Dissidenten ‎– Out Of This World

01 Three Fish In the Desert

02 Cairo By Night
03 Walking The Camel
04 Shake the Sheikh
05 The Dreams And The Loaf Of Bread
06 Grand Babylon Hotel
07 Out Of This World
08 Radio Arabia
09 Urban Dervish (Featuring – Paul Bowles)
10 This Is Not America


Dissidenten ‎– The Jungle Book

01 Bombay Street-Sound

02  Love Supreme
03 Maharajas' Ox-Cart
04  Lost Hindu-Tapes
05  Jungle-Book Part I
06  Jungle-Book Part II (Trance Version)
07  Sound Of Wate
08  Monsoon
09 All India Radio10 - Gondagaon
11  Path Of Rhythm
12  Puja-Celebration
13  Light Of Love


Dissidenten Feat. Bajka ‎– Instinctive Traveler

 01 Taste Of Melon
 02 Instinctive Traveler 
 03 Broken Moon
 04 Dreamcatcher
 05 Blue World
 06 Seek To Sigh
 07 Lobster Song
 08 Shine On Me
 09 Live And Experience
 10 Never Say No
 11 The World Is Like A Mirror


 DISSIDENTEN & Jil Jilala جيل جلالة - Tanger Sessions 

01 Akaaboune's homage
02 Morock'n roll
03 Gun factory
04 Fata Morgana (Tangier Version)
05 Song 4 a rainbow
06 Truth is the only religion
07 The world is a mirror
08 Morock'n Roll II  (Kasbah Version)


HERE Tangeri Session Remixed 

Dissidenten ‎– How Long Is Now? - Unplugged Live In Berlin

 01 At The Pyramids
 02 Song 4 A Rainbow
 03  Morock'n Roll
 04 Sultan Swing
 05 Telephone Arab
 06 All India Radio
 07 Akaaboune's Homage
 08 Fata Morgana
 09 Mani
 10 Lost Hindu Tapes
 11 Jungle Book
 12 Gun Factory
 13 Light Of Love


venerdì 24 marzo 2017

Arab tunes mixtape # 36 - Arab Tunes for beginners

This mixtape offers a first approach to all those who want to start exploring the beauties of Arabic music. An absolutely reductive and partial vision that represents a first step inside a really vast musical world.
Dedicated to those who, in recent years, has begun to see the Arab world with different eyes.

Questo mixtape   offre un primo approccio a  tutti coloro che vogliono cominciare ad esplorare le bellezze della musica araba . Una visone assolutamente riduttiva e parziale che rappresenta un primo passo all' interno di un mondo musicle realmente vasto.

Dedicato a chi , nel corso degli ultimi anni, ha cominciato a vedere il mondo arabo con occhi differenti.

Arab tunes mixtape # 36 -  Arab Tunes for beginners

01 Sabah - Ah Ya Zein
02 Dahmane el Harrachi - Ya rayah
03 Tourab - Joud Alaya  
04 Fairuz - Ya Mayla 'al Ghouson
05 Sammoura (Tunisia) - Ma tamthalish Ma'aya Adwarak
06 Abdel Halim Hafez - Al Aseel
07 Charifa Fadel - Mawal El Oshaq
08 Sanaa Nada - Ya madagate Chandor 

09 Noura - Nakhaf al 'alayk
10 Asmahan - Ya Habibi Ta'al al haqni
11 Warda - Batwanes Beek
12 Sammoura (Lebanon) - Machwara
13 Farid El Atrache - Hebeena Hebeena
14 Nagat El Saghira - Ana Baashaq El Bahr
15 Wadad - Betendam

16 Nazem el Ghazali - Foq En nakhal
17 Samira Tawfik - Wayn 'a Ramallah

18 Umm Kulthum - Inta  Omry


domenica 12 marzo 2017

Taroub طروب

طروب (1 يونيو 1937 - )، مغنية لبنانية من أصل شركسي. وهي تحمل الجنسية الأردنية اشتهرت في الستينات والسبعينات من القرن الماضي كممثلة سينمائية ومغنية. اسمها ألحقيقي أمل إسماعيل جركس، تزوجت لفترة من المطرب اللبناني الفلسطيني محمد جمال وكونت معه ثنائيا فنيا. ارتدت الحجاب و اعتزلت الفن عام 1990

ترعرعت في عائلة فنية، فقد كان لوالدتها صوت جميل، كما كانت عازفة جيدة على آلة العود، وشقيقتها مغنية كذلك عرفت أوج شهرتها في الستينات وكانت تدعى "ميادة" كان لها لون خاص وهو الاستعراضي الخفيف حققت به بعض النجاح. انطلقت مسيرة أمل الفنية وهي طفلة في الأربعينات من خلال إذاعة الشام وبرنامج "ألوان" الذي قدمها للجمهور من خلال الغناء، وبعد هذه التجربة الأولى غيرت اسمها من أمل إلى طروب

عرفت طروب شهرتها خاصة بفضل الثنائي الغنائي والتمثيلي الذي كونته مع زوجها الفنان محمد جمال (اسمه الحقيقي جمال الدين محمد تفاحة)، حيث كانا يعرفان بـ "جمال الطروب"، وكانت أول أغنية لهما "قول كمان"، أما أول عمل سينمائي فكان "الأرملة الطروب" عام 1963. وتواصلت نجاحاتهما السينمائية لمدة 15 سنة قبل أن ينفصلا بسبب غيرة محمد الشديدة عليها لتكون لها من بعده عدة قصص حب وعلاقات ومنها بممثل لبناني يدعى فواز حركة وبمهندس معماري مصري والموسيقار الراحل فريد الأطرش الذي رفضت الزواج به، والنجم العالمي عمر الشريف والممثل الهندي سونيل ضاض وحتى قيل أنها رفضت الزواج من العندليب الأسمر عبد الحليم حافظ

وتعاملت طروب خلال مشوارها مع ألمع الأسماء في مجال السينما والموسيقى نذكر منهم: فريد ألأطرش في أغنية "عالكرنيش"، إسماعيل يس في فيلم "العقل والمال"، دريد لحام في بعض الأفلام الغنائية منها فيلم "المزيفون"، وسعاد حسني من خلال فيلم "هاء 3" عام 1961، وقد أدتا مع بعضهما أغنية "أحنا الثلاثة وهم الثلاثة" في الفيلم. كما كانت طروب من السباقات في الساحة الغنائية العربية بالغناء بلغات مختلفة، فقد كانت تجيد اللغة التركية نظراً لأصولها. وقد غنت بهذه اللغة العديد من الأغاني لعل أشهرها أغنية "كوربان"، كما كانت كثيراً ما تضيف لأغانيها باللغة العربية مقاطع بالتركية.

أقامت طروب سنوات طويلة في بيروت وتحديداً في منطقة الظريف وكورنيش المزرعة، لكنها وبسبب أحداث لبنان الدامية كانت تتنقل بين تركيا ومصر وأميركا إلى أن باعت كل ما تملكه في لبنان لتستقر نهائياً في القاهرة، قبل أن تعتزل الفن في بداية التسعينات، وهي تملك في رصيدها مئات الأغاني الناجحة وعشرات الأفلام التي تبقى في الذاكرة

Taroub (real name: Amal Ismael Kharkiss) is a singer and actress born June 1, 1938 (in 1937, according to some sources). Although she is considered a Lebanese singer her origins belong to other places. Her is in fact a family of Circassian origin who has settled in Syria in the early 1800s to escape the conflict raging in the region. She grew up in Damascus, was followed in her musical studies from the mother Khaleda Zadeh, discreet Oud player , who gave her a hearing during the early '50s at the Cinema Theatre in Al-Nasr headed by Abdel-Hadi Bakkar. She was noticed by Adel Abu Shanab who invited her to join the choir Radio Damascus in 1955.

In the second half of the '50s she meets by chance Mohammed Jamal, Lebanese singer and composer of Palestinian origin, with which will give birth to a brotherhood of love (they married in 1957) and then musical. The duo, known by the name of Jamal al Taroub, will produce a successful series of songs that will become famous all over the Arab world. These are the years of what will be called "United Arab Republic", the political and cultural union settled between Syria and Egypt. Taroub will take an active part in this initiative and travels to Cairo in a cultural exchange project. With her husband Jamal appears in various movies of Egyptian industry film that decreed the success of the couple under a truly captivating stage presence, handsome green-eyed him and sexy girl with golden curls her.

The couple's partnership ends in divorce occurred in 1964. Mohammad Jamal resented the attention received by Taroub by its masculine fans. Add to this a certain frivolity of the singer which were attributed different flirt (among the most egregious ones with Farid Al-Atrache and Abdel-Halim Hafez) and it is understandable the jealousy that gripped her husband.

Artistically the fact creates many problems for Taroub that depends, as far as the writing of the songs, from her husband. Mohammad Jamal as a farewell gesture gives to the ex-wife three songs, including "Al-Kournish" which will be taken up successfully by Farid Al-Atrache.

The career of the singer goes on in the world of film and music. Her presence vaguely flirtatious makes it suitable for various films (Lebanese and Syrian) that may be reported under the categories of sexploitation, humorous comedies and vaguely erotic. She continues her success and in 1973 released her solo album titled simply "Taroub". For all the 70 Taroub produces songs from different backgrounds that have consolidated her fame among the public. 

All that remains almost never permanently in place.

After the Yom Kippur War in 1973 she left Egypt and moved to Lebanon. Leave Lebanon for the United States at the beginning of the civil war in the early 80s. Following several peregrinations between Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, she unravels all her belongings in lebanon and will move permanently in a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Cairo, having become too competitive the Lebanese music scene and populated by new divas on the rise.
In the early 90s she will retire from the scene and arouse huge stir when near the end of the millennium will choose to wear the 'hijab' (Islamic veil).

A comprehensive history of the Jamal / Taroub torque can be found at the beautiful blog the audiotopia.

Here you can find a part of the filmography of Taroub.

The discs contained in this post examine the only solo career of Taroub

Taroub (vero nome: Amal Ismael Kharkiss) è una cantante e attrice nata il primo di giugno del 1938 (nel 1937, secondo alcune fonti ). Anche se viene considerata una cantante libanese le sue origini appartengono ad altri luoghi. La sua è infatti una famiglia di origini Circasse che si è stabilita in Siria agli inizi del 1800 per sfuggire ai conflitti che imperversavano nella regione di appartenenza . Cresciuta a Damasco, è stata seguita nei suoi studi musicali dalla madre Khaleda Zadeh, discreta suonatrice di Oud, che le ha procurato un audizione nel corso dei primi anni ‘50 presso il Cinema Teatro di Al-Nasr diretto da Abdel-Hadi Bakkar. Viene notata quindi da Adel Abu Shanab il quale la invita a far parte del gruppo corale Radio Damasco nel 1955.
Nella seconda metà degli anni ‘50 incontra per puro caso Mohammed Jamal, cantante e compositore libanese di origini palestinesi, con il quale darà vita ad un sodalizio prima amoroso (lo sposerà nel 1957) e quindi musicale . Il duo, conosciuto con il nome di Jamal al Taroub, produrrà una serie fortunata di brani che diverranno famosi in tutto il mondo arabo. Sono gli anni di quella che sarà chiamata “Repubblica araba unita” , l’unione politica e culturale stabilitasi tra Siria ed Egitto. Taroub partecipa attivamente a questa iniziativa e si reca al Cairo in un progetto di scambio culturale. Con il marito Jamal appare in vari film dell’industria cinematografica egiziana che decreteranno il successo della coppia in virtù di un presenza scenica davvero accattivante, bel giovane dagli occhi verdi lui e ragazza sexy con riccioli d’oro lei.

Il sodalizio della coppia termina con il divorzio avvenuto nel 1964. Mohammad Jamal mal sopportava le attenzioni ricevute da Taroub da parte dei suoi fan di genere maschile . A questo si aggiunga una certa frivolezza della cantante alla quale sono stati attribuiti vari flirt ( I più eclantanti quelli con Farid Al-Atrache e Abdel-Halim Hafez) e si capisce la gelosia che attanagliava il marito .

Sotto il profilo artistico il fatto crea non pochi problemi a Taroub che dipende , per quanto riguarda la stesura dei brani, dal marito . Mohammad Jamal come gesto d’addio regala alla ex consorte tre brani , tra questi “Al-Kournish” che sarà ripreso con successo da Farid Al-Atrache.

La carriera della cantante prosegue nel mondo del cinema e della musica . La sua presenza vagamente civettuola la rende adatta a varie pellicole (libanesi e Siriane) che potrebbero essere annoverati nella categorie di sexploitation, commedie umoristiche e vagamente erotiche . Continua a mietere successi e nel 1973 realizza il suo album solista intitolato semplicemente “Taroub” . Per tutti gli anni ‘70 Taroub produce brani di varia estrazione che consolidano la sua fama tra il pubblico .

Non rimane quasi mai stabilmente in luogo.

Dopo la guerra dello Yom Kippur nel 1973 abbandona l’Egitto per trasferirsi in Libano. Lascia il Libano per gli Stati Uniti all’inizio della guerra civile nei primi anni ‘80 . In seguito a varie peregrinazioni tra Giordania , Turchia e Libano, si disferà di tutti i suoi averi libanesi e si trasferirà permanentemente in un quartiere residenziale alla periferia del Cairo, essendo divenutà la scena musicale libanese troppo competitiva e popolata da nuove dive in ascesa.
All’inizio degli anni ‘90 si ritirerà definitivamente dalle scene e desterà immenso scalpore quando verso la fine del millennio sceglierà di indossare l 'hijab' (Il velo islamico).

Un esauriente storia della coppia Jamal/ Taroub si può trovare presso il bellissimo blog the audiotopia.

Qui   invece si puo trovare una parte della filmografia di Taroub.

I dischi contenuti in questo post prendono in esame la sola carriera solista di Taroub

Taroub  طروب   -  Taroub  ( 1973 ) طروب

A1 Kermalak Ya Bou Mahmoud كرمالك يا بو محمود
A2 Al Gorh El Awal الجرح الأول
A3 Ala Bali طروب - على بالي
A4 Kaddamt El Saa قدمت الساعة
B1 Aman Doctor أمان دكتور
B2 Ya Teir Ya Mu'addi يا طير يا معدي -
B3 Al Chamsie الشمسية
B4 Ya Bou Ouyoun يا بو عيون


Taroub  طروب   -  Taroub  ( 1974 ) طروب

A1 Rah El Taab راح التعب
A2 Habibi Safar حبيبي سافر
A3 Qechr El Bendek قشر البندق
A4 Mawakeb Essobh مواكب الصبح
A5 Ahla wa sahla Bil Ahbab اهلاً وسهلاً بالاحباب
B1 Ana Msafra Waddiouni انا مسافرة ودعوني
B2 Fawer Ya Edri فاور يا قدري
B3 Allemni Tabaak علمني طبعك
B4 Kourbane كوربان
B5 Al Korniche عالكورنيش


Taroub طروب - Al Kornich عالكورنيش

A1 Al Kornich  عالكورنيش
A2 Al salheya عالصالحية
A3 Ya khty Khatabuny يا ختي خطبوني
A4 Ya Ammy Yaaqoub يا عمي يعقوب
A5 Tall El Arayes
A6 Abo Ahmed ابو احمد 

B1 Ya Hallaq ياحلاق
B2 Othman Agha عثمان آغا
B3 Sabreya صبرية
B4 Ayoub ايوب
B5 El Hob min Allah الحب من الله


Taroub  طروب   -   Joud Alaya   جود عليّ

A1 Joud Alaya جود علي 

A2 Balad El Habayeb بلد الحبايب 
A3 Ya Habibi يا حبيبي 
B1 Wahawi Ya Wahawi وحوي يا وحوي 
B2 Bichoufni Biamel Nassi بشوفني بيعمل ناسي 
B3 Il Bossa Al Khad البوسة عالخد


Taroub  طروب   -   Ya Moustafa  يا مصطفى

01 Ya Moustafa يا مصطفى 

02 Ya Bayaa El Ward يابياع الورد 
03 Sababyen El Shay صبابين الشاى 
04 Walahy La Kesho Ha El Asfor والله لاكشه هالعصفور 
05 Ala Gesr El Mesayeb على جسر المسيب 
06 Alby Ramany قلبى رمانى 
07 Goor El Shoda جور الشوده 
08 Tayreen Lel Shook طايرين للشوق 
09 Zayeno El Denya زينوا الدنيا 
10 Ahlan Wa Sahlan اهلا وسهلا 
11 Ghandara غندره 
12 Ya Sety Ya Khetyarah ياستى ياختياره 
13 Gala Gala جلا جلا


Taroub  طروب   -   The Arab Tunes Selection

01 Qechr El Bendek قشر البندق
02 Goor El Shoda جور الشوده
03 Ya Bayaa El Ward يابياع الورد
04 Shik Shak Shuk شك شاك شوك
05 Wahawi Ya Wahawi وحوي يا وحوي
06 Habibi Safar حبيبي سافر
07 Joud Alaya جود علي
08 Othman Agha عثمان آغا
09 Habibi Safar حبيبي سافر
10 Mawakeb Al sobh مواكب الصبح
11 Ala Gesr El Mesayeb على جسر المسيب
12 Ya Mal al shams مال الشام
13 El Hob min Allah الحب من الله
14 Qashr al Bunduk قشر البندق
15 Kaddamt El Saa قدمت الساعة
16 Ahlan Wa Sahlan اهلا وسهلا
17 Al Qamar Tala القمر طالع


Taroub طروب - The Singles

01 Al Qamar Tala ا لقمر طالع
02 Ya mal el sham يا مال الشام
03 Abu Zyd al Halaly ابو زيد الهلالي
04 Al Korniche عالكورنيش
05 Ya khti Khatabuny يا ختي خطبوني
06 Ya Hallaq ياحلاق
07 Ala Bali طروب - على بالي
08 Porompom Pom ستّي الختيارة
09 Soussma Soussma صوصما صوصما
10 Ah ya Rit اه ياريت
11 Ya Teir Ya Mu'addi يا طير يا معدي -
12 Al Gorh El Awal الجرح الأول


Taroub (1968) طروب from TheCaroVan on Vimeo.

venerdì 10 marzo 2017

Sharifa Fadel شريفة فاضل

السيرة الذاتية: شريفة فاضلتاريخ الميلاد:7 يناير 1938 م الإسم بالكامل:وفيقة أحمد ندا ملخص السيرة:مولودة فى مدينه القاهرة ، إسمها الحقيقى توفيقةأحمد ندا ، هى حفيدة المقرىء أحمد ندا . تدربت على أيدى أساطين الإنشاد الدينى والموسيقى ، التحقت بمعهد الفنون المسرحيه ،إكتشفها للسينما عمر جميعى إ شتهرت بأغنيه " أمانه يا بكرة " ، فى الخمسينيات ، وتزوجت من المخرج السيد بدير الذى أسند اليه بطولات عديدة وفى الستينيات أشتهرت بأغنيتها " حارة السقايين " ، وعملت فيلما بنفس الإسم . وفى السبعينيات مات إبنها سيد السيد بدير فى الحرب ، وغنت أغنيه " أم البطل " ، أثناء حرب أكتوبر ، وحققت نجاحا كبيرا ، ومن أغنيتها " أمانه يا بكرة " ، " سألت فين حينا " ، " حارة السقايين " ، " يا حلو فهمنا " ، " يا معجباى " ، " ورق العنب " ، " آه يالمكتوب " ، " الليل " ، انتجت لنفسها بعض الأفلام ، وأسست كازينو الليل بشارع الهرم

Born in Cairo on January 7, 1938 with the name of Tawfika Ahmed Nada, Sharifa Fadel, Egyptian singer and actress, is the granddaughter of Sheikh Ahmed Nada, important Koranic player to whom we owe the modern religious acting style.
She Learn the rudiments of singing followed by the religious song masters and follows a course of study at the Institute of Performing Arts of Cairo
She debuted as actress with the film "El laab bil nar" directed by Omar Gomai.

In the 50's she got his first hit with the song "Amana Ya Bokra" and began her career in the film business. Later married the director El Sayed Bedeir from whom she had a son who died at war. In 1973, during the Yom Kippur War she would succeed playing the song "Umm al Batal". Among the films that she have made there are : "el Mufattish mabahess" (1960) directed by Hussein Fawzi, "Ghazia men Sonbat" (1967) of El-Sayed Ziada director and "Sultana to Tarab" (1978) director Hassan Al Imam.

Well known in Egypt, Sharifa Fadel is part of that category of interpreters offering a style that straddles between the classical Arabic song and popular music. Many of her songs, musically, has light contamination with Western pop music of the 60s and the voice plan will provide a strong inspiration for the vast array of singers who will become the stars of Chaabi music for years to come.

Even her sister will undertake a career in music, adopting the name of Thana Nada getting good visibility at the popular level but was unable ever to dominate entirely.

Nata al Cairo il 7 gennaio del 1938 con il nome di Tawfika Ahmed Nada, Sharifa Fadel , cantante ed attrice egiziana, è la nipote di Sheikh Ahmed Nada , importante lettore coranico al quale si deve il moderno stile di recitazione religiosa.
Apprende i primi rudimenti canori seguita da maestri del canto religioso e segue un corso di studi presso l’ Institute of Performing Arts del cairo

Esordisce nel mondo del cinema con il film “ El laab bil nar “ diretto dal regista Omar Gomai

Negli anni ‘50 ottiene il suo primo successo con il brano “ Amana Ya Bokra” e inizia la sua carriera nel mondo del cinema. In seguito sposa il regista El Sayed Bedeir dal quale avrà un figlio che morirà in guerra . Nel 1973 nel corso della guerra dello Yom Kippur otterrà un grande successo interpretando il brano “ Umm al Batal “ . Tra i film che la hanno resa famosa vi sono : “Mufattish el mabahess”(1960) del regista Hussein Fawzi, “Ghazia men Sonbat” (1967) del regista El-Sayed Ziada e “Sultana al Tarab” (1978) del regista Hassan Al Imam.

Molto conosciuta in Egitto,Sharifa Fadel fa parte di quella categoria di interpreti che propongono uno stile che si situa a cavallo tra il canto arabo classico e la musica popolare. Molti suoi brani , a livello musicale , presentano chiare contaminazioni con la musica pop occidentale degli anni ‘60 e sul piano vocale forniranno una forte ispirazione per tutta la vasta schiera di cantanti che diverranno le stelle della musica Chaabi negli anni a venire.

Anche la sorella intraprenderà la carriera in campo musicale adottando il nome di Thana Nada ottenendo una buona visibilità a livello popolare non riuscendo però mai ad imporsi del tutto.

Sharifa Fadel شريفة فاضل - The Singles

01 Tawheda توحيدة
02 Dur Wa Lif Al Dunya دور و لف الدنيا
03 Haret al Saqqayyn حارة السقايين
04 Sheikh Masoud شيخ مسعود
05 Fallah فلاح
06 Yaish al Muallim يعيش المعلمّ
07 El Walah Geh الوله جه
08 Yaoum El Ahad يوم الاحد
09 Bulaqia بولاقية
10 Ya Hawa ياهوى


Sharifa Fadel شريفة فاضل - The best of

01 Amana Ya Bokra أمانة يا بكرة
02 Saalt Fy Hayena
03 Salam El Arys سلام للعريس
04 Men Soghro من صغرة
05 Mabrouk aleiky ya meegebany مبروك عليكى يامعجباني
06 Saneia سنبة
07 Men 6 Massaan من 6 مساءا
08 Ana Bamassy انا با امسي
09 Mawal El Oshaq موّال العشاق
10 Hassadouna El Nass حسدونا الناس
11 Fallah فلاح
12 Bel Marouf Bel Hanyah بالمعروف بالحنية
13 Yalla Bina Yalla يلا بينا يلا
14 Wassel واصل
15 Talaa El Salalem طالعه السلالم
16 Ah Men El Sabr آه م الصير
17 Ah yal maktoub آه يا المكتوب .
18 Ya oshak el nabi يا عشـّـــاق النبى
19 Habibi najjar حبيبي نجار
20 Umm El Batal أم البطل


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