Elfar3i, the brainchild of Tareq Abukwaik, has always been something special. He’s always never afraid to speak out his mind, with socially-conscious music that always leaves you thinking. He is by far my favorite lyrically in the Ammani music scene. Also, full disclosure, he’s my cousin, and that the fact that we share some genes just makes me prouder. =D
I leave you know with his latest song, Drought and Threachery. Jordan is one of the poorest countries in the world when it comes to water, and Elfar3i’s minimalist guitar line perfectly illustrates that. The song goes into a cheerful chorus, that is a perfect analogy to the callous attitude people have towards water conservation, as the lyrics make reference to the common belief people have that God will deliver them from whatever problem they have, without them actually doing something about it. Enjoy this song by your brother, Elfar3i, and my favorite cousin. =D
Tarakiyee is happy. Friday the 28th of October will be biggest event in Amman ever this month, and that’s including Halloween. Just check out the websites for Bands Across Borders. It might be no secret that I’m a Wardi fan boy, so that for me would have been enough, but adding Aziz and Razz to the mix and that’s enough to make any Ammani weep in joy. If you love the chaos and the ruggedness of Amman, or if you’re just a fan of good music in general, you just can’t miss this concert.
Now, to be fair, I’m a little worried. The Facebook Page states:
“The show will be as if you are attending a theater play with dynamics and serious emotional impact in addition to interactive lighting and video clips.”
I’ve never ever seen a local act like this, and if they pull it off it would be the most awesome thing ever. I’m hoping this would be the start of a new age in the Ammani music scene, where we move away from the coarseness and start adding some flair into the shows. There is a lot of amazing local talent, but until now I’ve never really enjoyed listening to a band live. Time for the bands to spend less time practicing in their garages, and more time practicing on a stage.
All in all, this event is proving to be very unmissable, you absolutely need to be at Cultural Palace on the 28th of this month. Reserve your tickets now, you can find more details on the website, or you can try your luck and see if you can win a free ticket through their Facebook page.