Thursday, January 15, 2015

Cirque Du Myriam Fares! Where Dance Meets Acrobat #Aman

Every few minutes pop songstress Myriam Fares likes us to know she is very flexible. She is a lady whol can sing and dance like hell, but this time with the new release of her Aman Album, she wanted to move beyond dance. So she went with the acrobat moves and theme.

See her do some of her moves in this audio video for her hit song. Luckily, she chose a song that has been around for a thousand year. One of the old Andalusian Muwashahat that was arranged for this new age by Hadi Charara and mixed Elie Barbar - Mastering: Abbey Road Studios - Produced by Myriam. A company that Myriam started to hold all her rights.

This is a decent song, and it shows some class and better the song will travel to non-Arabic speaking countries like Turkey, Spain, Iran and beyond. The thing about Myriam Fares is she is willing to go there and try new things that may sound challenging at best.

I think since this is a folklore song, many people have different opinions on this cover, but I maintain this song is different for Myriam. I am reminded that she chose to title her album with a song that's not even hers. To me, this speaks on the music industry running out of ideas (and possibly revenues.)

Myriam Fares Aman (Audio) ميريام فارس آمان


  1. Dude, I do not understand you or this post. "This is a decent song, and it shows some class"? This was a beautiful song, but now it's a piece of dumbed-down, disposable club music, and if a belly dancer was doing the same moves in the same clothes as Myriam in the video, you would be screaming about how sleazy it looked, because even when it's artistic and physically admirable, a woman sensuously writhing around in skintight outfits is still considered indecent by a lot of Middle Easterners. (Present company surprisingly not included this time?)

    I hate this record, if for no other reason than every idiot belly dancer in the West is going to glom onto it. Unlike more traditional versions of "Lamma bada yatathanna," for this one, you don't have to invest any energy in learning about muwashahat, 10/8 time signatures (it's a more familiar 4/4 now), or how to do interesting, culturally sensible dancing to slow, stately music. You can just shake your fringe for four and a half minutes and pretend you're imbued with an appreciation of classical Arabic music. The BD community went through this same thing with Carole Samaha's "Wahshani baladi," when dancers who wouldn't have/couldn't have chosen a song by Abdel Wahab for a performance suddenly found a version of "Lailat hob" with the audio equivalent of training wheels on it. Ugh, no. This is "Traditional Arabic Music For Dummies, Volume II."

  2. Yes, this is a weak album that she released in singles. I would say for me, the album has just about three songs. The rest is just noise and Gulf nonsense--some Gulf songs are decent, but not any on this album. I think it's tough to make a good album nowadays, but look Yara did it and she did not have to do strip show. I like to write what I feel. I do not like the sleaziness and creepy styles....that comes from the middle East, but we cannot be prudes all the time. Just when it looks over the top or cheap. Yes, you are right about the dummie3s version. Thank you