Music That Matters, Vol. 697 - New Sounds of the Levant: Radical New Music from the Middle East

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KEXP Wo’Pop host Darek Mazzone spent time in Amman, Jordan this summer. He dug deep into music from all over the region and selected tracks that best reflect the ever changing nature of this amazing part of the world.
EL khat // photo courtesy of batov records

KEXP Wo’Pop host Darek Mazzone spent time in Amman, Jordan this summer. He dug deep into music from all over the region and selected tracks that best reflect the ever changing nature of this amazing part of the world, including music from Palestine's DAM (دام), Jordan's Yazan Sarayrah (يزن صرايرة), Lebanon's Issam Hajali (عصام حاج علی) and many more.

1. El Khat / القات - Ya Raiyat / يا راعيات
2. Autostrad - Ama Aldubul / أم الدبل
3. S H I R A N / شيران - Ya Banat Al Yaman (Live)
4. Satti / ساتی - Commitment (feat. Natalie Demerjian) / كوميتمنت
5. DAM / دام - Prozac / بروزاك
6. El Morabba3 / المربع و الفرعي - Ya Zein (feat. El Far3i) / يا زين
7. Yazan Sarayrah / يزن صرايرة - Erheb / ارحب
8. Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda - Gasbah Trisinti
9. TootArd / توت أرض - Musiqa / موزیکا
10. Liraz / لیراز - Zan Bezan / زن بزن
11. Ayloul / أيلول - Ya Rait / يا ريت
12. Issam Hajali / عصام حاج علی - Ana Damir El Motakallim

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