I am happy to have my project “arb’een” recorded and ready to be shared with everyone on Tuesday May 30, 2017, as I will perform it live at Metro al Madina in Beirut. The performance will be accompanied by live visuals, illustrated by Joseph Kai and animated and prepared by Joe Elias.
Arb‘een (40) is a solo experiment in songwriting, challenging narrative structures and proposing alternative readings of time and continuity. It is rendered by use of oud and guitar, vocals and live visuals inspired by the circularity of the project’s recurrent themes. It borrows elements from the Arabic music tradition, and blends them with electronic treatments, sonic textures and loops.
Arb‘een (40) album credits:
Written, arranged and performed by Youmna Saba
Recorded and mixed by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork Recording Studios, Lebanon
Mastered by Lopazz at Mixmastering, Germany
Produced by Youmna Saba and Fadi Tabbal (Tunefork)
Album cover illustration and design by Joseph Kai