“Aquarium is a collaborative project between Fadi Tabbal and Youmna Saba (and a varying line-up of collaborators), where the two Lebanese musicians explore ambient drones and textural soundscapes, by way of prepared guitars and oud. The performances follow a specific sonic set-up, wherein both audience and musicians are surrounded by the speakers”.
We presented this project again this year, as part of the 15th edition of Irtijal festival for experimental music, in Lebanon: two sessions took place at Onomatopoeia the Music Hub, where we collaborated, respectively, with percussionist Wassim Halal, and singer Saadet Turkoz.
Videos to be uploaded soon!
Aquarium #5, with Saadet Turkoz
article in LeCourrier (18/04/2015), by Emmanuel Haddad
Njoum has been featured in the “New and Noteworthy” section of iTunes (US and South America stores).
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)
the beautiful Sarah doing an excellent job at selling the cds
post-concert happiness with the njoum team (stay golden)
article in Al-Akhbar newspaper by Fatima Bazzi
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.
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.
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