Njoum the concert | recap

a small recap of “njoum”, the launching concert at Metro (17/09/2014)
live footage to be uploaded soon!

shots from the show (by Jennifer Haddad)

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the beautiful Sarah doing an excellent job at selling the cds

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post-concert happiness with the njoum team (stay golden)

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article in Al-Akhbar newspaper by Fatima Bazzi

NEWS

نجوم Njoum the album | first appearance

Last night was the first public performance of my latest album Njoum, at Wickerpark festival in Batroun, Lebanon. Revealing the gorgeous cover by Joseph Kai.

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Cheers to the “dream” team that helped me pull this off.

Fadi Tabbal, for his precious collaboration in arranging, recording, mixing, and performing
Joseph Kai, for translating my music into beautiful illustrations and a breathtaking album cover (and for loving my weird ideas)
Joe Elias and Rana Rmeily, for the endless hours of animation and VJ-ing because they want to do it “kermeil yo”
Sarah Chehab, for handling the nightmarish logistics with the most “baroness” of attitudes
Rachel Tabet, for capturing it all in beautiful pictures, delicious cookies and soothing smiles
Nada Saba, for her generosity and care for her little sister :)
Jennifer Haddad, Adel Minkara and Rami Tannous for their precious time and help

and everyone who believed, supported and listened.

The album will be available in stores very soon.

 

Septembre | “Quel joli temps”

 

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getting ready for what appears to be the busiest/most exciting month of the year. 

on the menu:
the release and performance of my latest album, NJOUM
(more details soon)

some dates to remember:

> september 7th: wickerpark festival, batroun
> september 17th: metro al madina, beirut

 

 

When in Rome | Wedding, history and music

Street art

A great addition to my trip to Rome was a gig at a lovely record store in Pigneto area: Blutopia. I performed with Mike Cooper and Luca Venitucci a set of improvised tracks inspired from my new album (to be released very very soon). :)

on my way to Pigneto

On my way to Pigneto

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Railway on my way to Pigneto

Blutopia: where i performed

Blutopia record store

Luca Venitucci, accordion solo

Luca Venitucci, accordion solo

Mike Cooper solo

Mike Cooper solo

...and post-gig happiness

…and post-gig happiness

And here’s a glimpse of what I saw, felt and experienced in Rome and Civita de Bagnoregio.

Contemporary art at the Macro

Contemporary art at the Macro

Contemporary art at the Macro

Contemporary art at the Macro

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Saint Cecilia, patroness of musicians

Saint Cecilia, patroness of musicians

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Waltzing at the Macro

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Up and away

Up and away

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8 bits

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St Peter Basilica

St Peter Basilica

St Peter Basilica

St Peter Basilica

St Peter Basilica: Santa Veronika

St Peter Basilica: Santa Veronica

Bacon's interpretation of Velasquez' Innocenti's portrait

Bacon’s interpretation of Velasquez’ portrait of pope Innocenti (great sentence structure)

Breathtaking school of athens

Breathtaking School of Athens

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Stop or die

Stop or die

Mimi and zouzou

Mimi and zouzou

Mimi

Mimi

Best thing in rome

Best thing in R ome

Alive

Saint Ignazio basilica: alive

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Saint Ignazio basilica: pipe organ

Flower girl and wedding singer before becoming flower girl and wedding singer

Flower girl and wedding singer before becoming flower girl and wedding singer

Orvieto

Orvieto

Orvieto

Orvieto

Orvieto

Orvieto

Lago di bolsena

Lago di bolsena

Guarding the bathroom door

Guarding the bathroom door

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Amira and art

Amira and art

"Haunted" follows me everywhere

“Haunted” follows me everywhere

 

Cat

Cat

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Slip on جلجلة

 

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Civita de Bagnoregio and Sarah with my back pack

Civita de Bagnoregio and Sarah with my back pack

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri and a tourist with a camera

Street art

Street art

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Gladiators

Gladiators

Feet and street

Feet and street

Making friends in Italy is easy

Making friends in Italy is easy

نسمة هوى | an impromptu track

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https://soundcloud.com/youmna-saba/nasmet-hawa

that breeze awakened something

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من سنين بعيدة
نسمة هوى غريبة
رنّت

“nasmet hawa”, written, performed and home recorded by Youmna Saba
May 25th, 2014