Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This Song is About Cheating, Jealousy, Desire and Murder

Lady on bed, one on one's arm in the car....a guy walks into his wife having an affair with his lady. He pulls out his gun and about to shoot the guy. This is the song about an old man who marries a young woman and goes to sleep when she wants to stay up and chat. The singer is actually the guy who is sleeping around and he calls the husband to shame.

Wow, I am confused....the guy who sleeps around is the good guy and the ugly husband is at fault? Maybe it's because he cheats around with young bimbos. She cheats on his with their driver, plus she is always wearing sexy outfits and he is not paying attention to her. So the broke driver who listens to women and get them is the right guy?

I do not know, but Ibrahim Said seems to be making this case. How about both here are at wrong? Regrets? Sure, the dude shoots his wife, and serves a light sentence. Fares Iskander wrote the lyrics. I guess the artist wants to make the point, if guys can do it, ladies should be able to do it

Ibrahim Said - Mafi Mara Betkhoun / إبراهيم سعيد - ما في مرا بتخون

The Coke Studio Continues To Do Fresh. Asala And Kool & the Gang

This time they paired Asala with Kool and the Gang. They did a beautiful fusion and they artists get along well. For those who do not know Kool and the Gang, they are are an American jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Asala is a mighty Syria diva with a strong voice, sharp personality and a versatile style that travels well. They were coupled by the executives at the soft drink company. I like this collaboration where Eastern melodies meet Western beat and the product is pretty cool and exciting.

She's Fresh أكتر -- Asala &; Kool & the Gang - أصالة وكول آند ذا غانغ -- Coke Studio بالعربي S03E01

Monday, September 15, 2014

Adham Nabulsi Is Here To Stay (And Entertain)

Adham Nabulsi is a rock star. Since he first appeared on the X Factor program and the judges seemed to like him, and that mystery element he has. The guy is naturally good looking guy in manly way. He has a sweet smile and dreamy eyes. And slowly he is becoming a public persona among the music circles. Jordan needs these kind of talents. He hails from there with a Palestinian heritage.

Here's his second single, it's an upbeat romantic song with a shot of energy. I like the charm offensive. I like this single more than his first one. He sounds like everything you appreciate about Lebanese crooners.

Adham Nabulsi - La Ba3d Khle2na / أدهم نابلسي - لبعض خلقنا

The Good, Wholesome Muslim Music of Mr. Nice Guy @SamiYusuf

Sami Yusuf just released his fifth studio album in his career. This global hit-maker and Muslim rock star with an inspirational message is getting jazzed up about his latest. 13 full tracks the work of few years in recording and performing.

He is like a seasoned music curator who roams the world to bring the latest new trends, and sometimes he makes those trends. I love the tittle of the album, as Muslims search of the center they feel tired from the negative news of terror. Sami Yusuf answers the call with a good selection of songs that mixes social, religious and inspirational.

This is a good looking guy with a pure in heart. He is not a business, just a guy who enjoys good music with positive and hopeful notes. Though he did not ask for it, he has a cult following. Unlike many Muslim entertainers, Sami has kept the positive guy image. He cares with passion, but he never come across as a guy who wants to sell you something or a guy who wants to make a buck of you or your cause. I admire that about him.

Link via Amazon or iTunes
01 - Pearl
02 - Fire
03 - Go
04 - Khorasan
05 - Prism
06 - Cricle
07 - You
08 - The Centre
09 - Lament
10 - The Key
11 - Jaaneh Jaanaan
12 - Sari Gelin
13 - Khorasan (Arabic.Version)

More samples and tracks to enjoy here

Sami Yusuf - The Centre (Official Lyric Video)