Monday, October 28, 2013

Listen: Assi El Hallani - Ya Nom / عاصي الحلاني - يا نوم #NewSongs 2013

If there was ever a dude for this generations's Lebanese pop songs, Assi Hallani would be him. Assi has been popular for 25 years and his music has always tried to be fresh, relevant but most of all he tried to focus on many things without losing the Lebanese flavor that made him famous in the first place.

Ya Noom was on his most recent album, and it reminded many of his earlier work the blank dialect with Bedouin style. It has sizzle, but for me it has been harder for me to connect with Assi, I think he is full of himself which is fine had he been making good music lately, but he did make it years ago.

I know this to be true, younger folks have been finding him interesting, so he must be doing something right. A  raving review for his album can be found in Arabic here

Assi El Hallani - Ya Nom / عاصي الحلاني - يا نوم


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