Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Sheer Yoga Pants Music Video! Jana - Bint Gdida / جنى - بنت جديدة @JanaOnlineWorld

When you are Lebanese and when your resume includes winning a spot on Studio El Fan, we must listen. Jana claimed the silver medal on the popular talent scouting show. But then all this vanished when I saw her music video, she is going for the sexy version of herself. sheer Yoga pants? Gym? Spa? Pool? club?....all the cliches in one music video....She does it all and the guy she is falling for him looks like a sissy (judging by the weight he lifts)

I do not know what goes into her head of the director, but perhaps he wasn't thinking with his head after all. It feels like a teen music video made to make all the boys in high school happy. That's fine, but Jad Shewry is doing his thing once more. I think this music video may be seen as an assault on feminism and all the nice work women in Lebanon have done to advance.

This is a club mix, which means the artists voice does not really matter because it's a sideshow in this noise-filled work of art. I think she should be free to make whatever music videos she wants to, but one question sticks out, does she really want to make this music video, or does she want to make a name for himself by going overboard. Maybe I had enough of young girls singing to make the man happy.

Jana - Bint Gdida (Official Clip) / جنى - بنت جديدة

Friday, February 27, 2015

Meet The HR Consultant With A Voice of A Goddess, Nidal Ibourk!

The kingdom of Morocco seems to have an infinite supplies of good looking people who can sing and dazzle your ears off. World meets Nidal Ibourk from the Voice fame. Nidal lives in the United States (Illinois) and she chose to sing a different song than she hears being recorded and released in Arabia. She is a Human resource professional with a Masters' degree in this field. Nidal Ibourk is a virtuous singer and a multi-talented artist who has already headlined concerns in Morocco, Europe, and the US. But nothing prooelled her to fame like her competing on the MBC Voice in Lebanon where she joined team Assi Hallani.

There are strong vocals in this song, a show of force and muscles. It's not an everyday event when an Arab-American does a song that crosses the pond, but this is a welcome change. Nidal is hardly, the first Moroccan to make music from the diaspora....Houda Saad does it from Switzerland. Though Nidal and I have yet to meet in the States, we are both members of the same organization. Perhaps a telling personal attribute of hers is that she comes across as a gracious lady who always like to thank those who helped her and make her stardom a reality. I like that.

You cannot not fall in love with this single, since it offers three awesome things, a powerful female voice soaked in emotional depth, a lovable Moroccan dialect and lyrics that touches one's soul. And lastly, delightful music, and wonderful arrangement. It's a nice way how well-blended the musical elements are. Nidal Ibourk is a name we all should remember, because if she keep trying like this, she will be a household in every corner. Why not, when she has the intimacy of Fairouz, the warmth of Najjat Al Sagirah, and the late Zikra's hint of sadness.

Nidal Ibourk- Sawal Qalbi (Official Lyric Video)| نضال إيبورك - سول قلبي

Jennifer Grout Wants To Master Eastern Takht Music

Oud, Violin, Qanunu, Nay, Rababah, Santtor, and Daf and you got yourself an Eastern Takht Music. This from of singing that has become known during the Turkish "Ottoman" era in the 1850s and the musicians sat on the level of a bed and performed.  This has become a very tough art form to master specially for singers who wants to establish their cred.

Jennifer had another challenge, the language challenge, she worked with her friend and Arabic tutor to master the words that she will be later singing. Some of her fans got to see her in the States, here in Washington DC where she performed in January some old Arabic songs.

The American lady who almost won the title of Arabs Got Talent has a dream which is to master this singing form. She has came close to doing this Tarab songs in about two minutes. Now she has to do the same thing for at least 30 minutes. You build up the song, and then climax, and you retrieve.

جينيفر جراوت: أحلم بالغناء على موسيقى "التخت" الشرقي

Arabs Got Talent - النهائيات - جينيفر جراوت

Download This! Amer Zayan , The Babe of Lebanese Singers Lands With a 2015 Album

The babe of guy pop is Amer Zayan is also the best dressed pop idol from Lebanon in recent years. Now, not only is he a good looking singer, but he is also the best-dressed and most fashionable star. He is like a catalog model. And he is all smiles as he releases his most recent album.

Titled "2015" as he is not sure what title to go with, which can be only a good sing of his nine tracks. I likes his album from two years ago and I know he has been working hard on his follow-up. His lead seems to be Bala Black, which he has filmed as music video.

Aside from looks, he has a good soothing voice that seems to align with one's voice in head. He sings to a woman and makes her feel wanted, but he also offers other comments and life wisdom. Though the album is concerned with the Gulf market as 80 percent of the tracks are not even in the Lebanese dialect. Amer wants to make a big name in the Gulf where the concerts are big the checks are huge. I have to note the Marwan Khoury crafted track here (number 8) It's a gift from the skies.

Album link

01 - Bala Black
02 - Bs Bs Kafi
03 - Dari Wala Mo Dari
04 - Low Enta
05 - Maktob Ahebak
06 - Meno Ele Yhen
07 - Min Tighar
08 - Rah Ghani Ellaila
09 - Yala Yala Elma Nemta

Amer Zayan ... Rah Ghani El Layli - Video Clip | عامر زيان ... رح غنّي الليلة - فيديو كليب