Dec 1 2017

David Byrne Presents: Arabia

By David Byrne

Song Artist Purchase
Ad Cethent Tulas (The Young Girls Are Going To Dance) Djur Djura Discogs
Allah Youssou N'Dour Amazon
Helelyos Zia Amazon
In Kan Fouadi Yasmine Hamdan Amazon
Mas WI Loli Diana Haddad (ft. Cheb Khaled) Amazon
Nour El Ain Amr Diab Discogs
Wenu Wenu Omar Souleyman Amazon
Ya Rayah Rachid Taha Amazon
Barra Barra Rachid Taha Amazon
Besma Hanan Amazon
Ida Rachid Taha Amazon
Ninderli Orchestra Di Piazza Vittorio Discogs
Sma'ani Carole Samaha Carolesamaha
Hebbina Hebbina Farid El Atrache Discogs
DietRO II tUo cHAdoR Raiz Amazon
El Mamnou'a Marghoub Nawal Al Zoughbi Amazon
Fihel Asirem (You Must Act) Djur Djura Djurdjura
Laila Men Omri Amr Diab Discogs
Iza Yasmine Hamdan Amazon
Warni Warni Omar Souleyman Discogs
Hobak Mor Various Artists Itunes
Alyama Nawal Al Zoughbi Amazon
Beirut Yasmine Hamdan Amazon
Lala Habibi Ouah Bellemou Messaoud Amazon
Touba - Daru Salaam Youssou N'Dour Amazon
Khalas Mssafer Sarah Al Hani Amazon
Pagh Te Sitaraye Lakaye Safri Boys Discogs
Ya Baba Maragia Orchestra Di Piazza Vittorio Discogs
Arrac N Lzayer (The Youth of Algeria) Djur Djura Djurdjura
DJirim Thione Seck Amazon
Emshi We Sebni Jeny Amazon
Ya Tayr Fairuz Discogs

Photo courtesy of Michael Lamertz

I was introduced to Lebanese singer and songwriter Yasmine Hamdan by CocoRosie some years ago. I enjoyed her recordings and finally saw a live show at (Le) Poisson Rouge the other night. It was packed with a long line outside to get in. I got a beer at the bar, and on my way back to my spot I saw two young women in headscarves chatting, swaying and taking pictures of the show with their cellphones.

Here’s a playlist that includes a few Yasmine songs and exciting, energetic and beautiful songs from the Middle East and the Maghreb—both new and old. Some of these are songs Brian Eno and I were listening to around the time we did the Bush of Ghosts album many years ago, others are from the last year or so.

David

Dec 1 2017

David Byrne Presents: Arabia

By David Byrne

Song Artist Purchase
Ad Cethent Tulas (The Young Girls Are Going To Dance) Djur Djura Discogs
Allah Youssou N'Dour Amazon
Helelyos Zia Amazon
In Kan Fouadi Yasmine Hamdan Amazon
Mas WI Loli Diana Haddad (ft. Cheb Khaled) Amazon
Nour El Ain Amr Diab Discogs
Wenu Wenu Omar Souleyman Amazon
Ya Rayah Rachid Taha Amazon
Barra Barra Rachid Taha Amazon
Besma Hanan Amazon
Ida Rachid Taha Amazon
Ninderli Orchestra Di Piazza Vittorio Discogs
Sma'ani Carole Samaha Carolesamaha
Hebbina Hebbina Farid El Atrache Discogs
DietRO II tUo cHAdoR Raiz Amazon
El Mamnou'a Marghoub Nawal Al Zoughbi Amazon
Fihel Asirem (You Must Act) Djur Djura Djurdjura
Laila Men Omri Amr Diab Discogs
Iza Yasmine Hamdan Amazon
Warni Warni Omar Souleyman Discogs
Hobak Mor Various Artists Itunes
Alyama Nawal Al Zoughbi Amazon
Beirut Yasmine Hamdan Amazon
Lala Habibi Ouah Bellemou Messaoud Amazon
Touba - Daru Salaam Youssou N'Dour Amazon
Khalas Mssafer Sarah Al Hani Amazon
Pagh Te Sitaraye Lakaye Safri Boys Discogs
Ya Baba Maragia Orchestra Di Piazza Vittorio Discogs
Arrac N Lzayer (The Youth of Algeria) Djur Djura Djurdjura
DJirim Thione Seck Amazon
Emshi We Sebni Jeny Amazon
Ya Tayr Fairuz Discogs

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