I was for a while, a religious school student. Nah, I didn’t get kicked out or anything ( you wish!), but I was just wondering how it kinda have stamped itself on my resume of a life. In fact, being in a so called religious school to a certain extent is not all that immersive, because after 15, although still in one, I was shifted to the science stream ( albeit me throwing a bit of a tantrum …yeah, me..I did back then, wanted to go all in ..the nerve!).
Back then, yes we have nasyid. More so, after 16, maybe because it’s a boarding school. I remembered from 13 to 15, I think I listen more to Duran Duran and collected Mega Hits, and stuffs like that. Even, when I finally tried to join the nasyid movement, I made sure it was a different one. My senior royally invited me into a super trio that was uber fun. Heck, I didn’t know much about singing ..I mean, on stage..for real. It was a contest and I think we won a name mention, or something like that.
My father, I remembered, although much banning too much music and pop, at times, I did get to know his penchant for Hindi and arabic songs ..I think something to do with Kalthum .. a legend of a songstress If I can recall.
Arabic songs, are indeed foreign. Hey, even when I got A for that subject, I didn’t get any on my playlist even up to more recent times. Blame it on unavailability of internet and etc. But now, with the so called freedom of choice and ‘capaian’, I could type away and sample songs ..even intriguingly venturing into the desert sounds of forgotten nostalgia (okay, not soo nostalgic).
One of the most talented singer that captured my imagination, especially a song he sang on a show is Adam Nablusi. A winner of talent show, X Factor if I’m not mistaken. Here, sample one of my most favourite song, a mish mash it seems, but sung beautifully by the nightingale that is Adam Nablusi :
This is a new song I’ve just stumbled, and it’s super! Check it out
I also like the feel of this song by Nancy Ajram. A bit modern, but with still the traditional feel and styling.
On 1st impression, this buoyed me.
Wow, the MV is luxurious. The feel for the music is dramatic and filled with tragedy. I love!! Assaf’s voice sounds liek he’s crying, emoting the lyrics to the full capacity. Such prowess! The violins are majestic!
This is like …Whoa!Got my heart thumping
I had my head moving to this more traditional feel tune ..what say you!
A sweet vibe of an MV and beautiful melody and infectious performance
Okay, this one just blow my mind
The ever wonderful Welak ..Welak ..the only one Joseph Attieh. His voice and the music just seeps through, and makes you wanna cry
Just because. This song is candy. And his voice is suppper! It’s also a kinf of a happy tune, a pick me up kinda vibe! You shud def check this out
One of the most beautiful song I’ve heard is from Nassif, this one, this one is a gem
This one from Douzi, is just a masterpiece. His voice so distinctive. It tugs at you. That you are really on the verge, of really crying
This is also a wow. The violins are superb
This has traditional arabian feel, right?
Ya Ampun. Mujur x de masa tengah skolah dulu kannnn!
Image credit to panikanova, ThisisColassal