s07e23 – Passaggio a Dubai – The Tallest city on Earth

Benvenuti a un nuovo show dalla città più alta del mondo, partendo dal mare ovviamente e senza arrivare a Lima come capitale più alta e all’Himalaya, qui ci difendiamo con una stagione dell’arte molto interessante e musica spaziale che arriva su su fino al cielo. Fatevi una ballata con queste canzoni:

1. Jens Lekman – How We Met, The Long Version
2. Ella Fitzgerald – Savoy Truffle
3. Fabrizio De Andrè – Quello che non ho
4. The Boy Least Likely To – I See Spiders When I Close My Eyes
5. Motta – Prima o poi ci passerà
6. Calcutta – Frosinone
7. Cate Le Bon – Find Me
8. DIIV – Out Of Mind_1
9. Alexis Taylor – Repair Man
10. Belle & Sebastian – Like Dylan in the Movies
11. Angel Olsen – Those Were The Days
12. Conor Oberst – Salutations

s07e22 – Passaggio a Dubai – The Art and Design Season

Oggi andiamo a scoprire la stagione dedicata all’arte e al design di Dubai, incontriamo la ministra della Felicità del governo degli Emirati, e scopriamo gli avvenimenti in mezzo alla migliore musica appena uscita, insieme ad altri capolavori. Tutto questo esplorando da Dubai.


1. TCR – Sleaford Mods
2. Fool – Molly Burch
3. The Clod and the Pebble – Radiation City
4. Cranes in the Sky – Solange
5. Nothing More To Say – Girls Names
6. He Didn’t Mention His Mother – Eleanor Friedberger
7. Guns of Umpqua – Drive-By Truckers
8. Sci Desertico – Verdena
9. Berta Filava – Rino Gaetano
10. Forbidden Fruit – Nina Simone

s07e21 – Passaggio a Dubai – Sunny Side Uppp

Welcome to a new sunny show from Dubai! We are here to explore news and amazing new songs. Vieni a sentirle con noi su Radio Fragola e su passaggioadubai.com. Benvenuti!
1. Wrong For You – Molly Burch
2. Ladies Don’t Play Guitar – Tennis
3. Dreaming – Blondie
4. Atomic – Sleeper
5. Perfume That You Wear – Jens Lekman
6. Surrender Under Protest – Drive-By Truckers
7. Lose Control – The Pigeon Detectives
8. Moptop – Sleaford Mods
9. Instant – Emel Mathlouthi
10. One Mississippi – Why?
11. Tayf (Ghost) – Mashrou’ Leila
12. Magnificent – Elbow

s07e19 – Passaggio a Dubai – Friendship never ends

Amici e amicizie viste dal deserto attraverso la musica, oggi su Passaggio a Dubai. Da Paolo Conte a Syd Barrett agli EELS, amici che ci sono, amicizie che dovrebbero essere altro e amore infinito.

1. Les Copains d’Abord – Georges Brassens
2. You’ve Got Everything Now – The Smiths
3. Two Of Us – The Beatles
4. Misread – Kings of Convenience
5. Friends of Mine – Adam Green
6. In Grado – Bugo
7. You’re My Best Friend (live) – Queen
8. Just As You Are – Robert Wyatt (feat. Alfreda Benge)
9. Friends – Led Zeppelin
10. Friends of Friends – Hospitality
11. Absent Friends – Divine Comedy
12. ll Nostro Amico Angiolino – Paolo Conte
13. Friendly Ghost – EELS
14. Here I Go – Syd Barrett

s07e18 – Passaggio a Dubai – India and Beyond

Oggi andiamo in India e oltre a scoprire le contaminazioni e i suoni che si nascondono tra la cose che già conosciamo. Venite a sentirci qui e su Radio Fragola ogni domenica alle 18.30 ora Italiana.

1. Sadhanipa – Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass
2. Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
3. Norwegian Wood (Take 1) – The Beatles
4. Indian Summer – Chet Baker
5. Come Monday Night – God Help The Girl
6. Deny – Yasmine Hamdan
7. No Reason – Bonobo (feat. Nick Murphy)
8. Jump In – Anoushka Shankar (feat. M.I.A.)

s07e17 – Passaggio a Dubai – Interview with Hamed Sinno from Mashrou Leila and Emel Mathlouthi

Today we have an interview with two of the marvellous artists in the Middle East: Hamed Sinno from Mashrou’ Leila and Emel Mathlouthi.

Due meravigliosi artisti tra i più importanti nella scena della musica indipendente in arabo, che ci raccontano il loro processo creativo e ciò che significa essere un artista del Medio Oriente al giorno d’oggi. Eccoci qui con un nuovo show da Dubai su Radio Fragola.

Venite a sentirci qui:

1. Mashrou’ Leila – Bahr (feat. Erik Truffaz)
2. Mashrou’ Leila – Aoede
3. Mashrou’ Leila – Asnam (Idols)
4. Mashrou’ Leila – Fasateen
5. Souad Massi – Ghir Enta (I Only Love You)
6. Emel Mathlouthi – Kelmti Horra (My Word Is Free)
7. Emel Mathlouthi – Houdou’on (Calm)
8. Childish Gambino – Redbone
9. Souad Massi – Denya Wezmen (That’s Life)
10. Grimes – Butterfly (sigla)

S07e16 Passaggio A Dubai – Le Migliori Band Dal Medio Oriente – Wasla

Benvenuti a una nuova puntata piena di scoperte da Dubai!

Siamo andati a scoprire le migliori band del medio oriente al Wasla, un festival musicale che ha avuto luogo il 20 gennaio a Dubai, presso il Media City Amphitheatre. La crew di Passaggio a Dubai ci si è tuffata con entusiasmo, abbiamo fatto interviste che usciranno la settimana prossima e poi non si finiva più di ballare. Venite a scoprire le migliori band del medio oriente e altre canzoni splendide insieme a noi in questo podcast.

1. Begins To Rain – La Sera
2. Fasateen – Mashrou’ Leila
3. Orange Color Queen – Ty Segall
4. Icarus – Mashrou’ Leila
5. Remember – Julie Holland
6. Faya Layla – Souad Massi
7. Bnehki Feh Bel Hilem – JadaL
8. I give you power – Arcade Fire
9. No Reason – Bonobo (feat. Nick Murphy)
10. Conrad – Sohn
11. Kelmti Horra – Emel Mathlouthi
12. Yemma – Souad Massi

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Discovering Wasla – Arabic Alternative Music Festival in Dubai – Fri 20 January

We are here with Kareem, one of the organisers of this amazing festival called Wasla, that will bring some of the biggest alternative Arabic music artists to be performing live, as part of this Arabic Alternative Music Festival at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, on Friday January 20th 2017.

Check out the schedule for Wasla!

Bringing some of the most exciting names from the Arabic alternative world together on one stage, the WASLA platform promises to showcase and grow talent from the vibrant emerging music scene across the Middle East and North Africa.

This is an incredible occasion in town to witness all the creativity that goes on in the Middle East.

Passaggio a Dubai: It is great that you are bringing this festival to Dubai, with a mix of artists that come from all over the Middle East. One from Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Dubai itself.

Kareem / Wasla: This city is a hub, it really gets people to lose their stereotypes, so people learn not to have judgments on others, because there is such a mixture. With regard to the bands’ provenience, the point is for them to match each other as little as possible. We wanted to give enough of variety, for the youth to sort of relate to the message is being send, and for the youth to see the possibility to invest in their own arts, in their own creativity. If they see Arabs give a beautiful performance, it can inspire them to go back to their garage and get together with their friends and start investing in their creativity.

Passaggio a Dubai: Which is something that may be missing in Dubai

Kareem / Wasla: It lacks the depth in a way.

Passaggio a Dubai: Can you please give us a presentation of the bands and the way they cross each other?

Kareem / Wasla: Sure! One of the headliners is Mashrou’ Leila. They are Lebanese, they are a very unique and experimental band, they use instruments but they combine them with some electronic synths, with their music, and the main perspective they share is an expression of being young in Lebanon, the politics that affect them, the judgement of the older generation that have a more conservative mindset, they are rebellious but at the same time they have a very melancholic, peaceful approach to their music and we think that the younger generation appreciate their style.

On the other side of the spectrum, we have Souad Massi. She was a protest singer from Algeria, and sings of romance too, and what has always been very impressive about her as she rose to fame is her ability as a guitarist and to express herself with a sweet and kind voice.

We have also Neobyrd, he is an Egyptian electronic musician, record producer and House dj, he is 27 I believe. He’s got a very distinctive style – uses 80s synths wave sounds heavy beats so it’s always a good party and we’re closing the party with him so it’s gonna be an awesome party and we can close with positive energy.

We have also got Emel Mathlouthi from Tunisia, she is also a protest singer but she has a very new approach, combining heavy bass beats along with tabla and some oriental sounds, the oud and she has also been trained in opera so it is a very unique experience.

There is also JadaL, I love this band. They are Jordanian, they are a huge band and they are one of the first bands that played real rock in Arabic. Their first hit was called “I’m scared of commitment”, and they reflect the fact of being young and they comment on social issues too.

We have Salhi, the exceptional meeting between the percussionist Imed Alibi, the Sufi singer Mounir Troudi and jazz trumpetist Michel Marretist serves to create a new expression of Bedouin musical heritage, in particular the Salhi which brings together mysticism, poetry, atmospheres of party and trance.

Abri & The Funk Radius were nominated for MTV Europe’s Music Award for Best Middle East Act and they are Hamdan Al-Abri and J Wood and they are awesome.

Passaggio a Dubai: Do you see Dubai growing into a cultural hub in this sense for independent music?

Kareem / Wasla: Dubai and the UAE are having a boom in terms of cultural and artistic development, but I think there is still space. As a team we believe that it is a shame that these artists are recognised outside but they are not celebrated in their own home, and Dubai is the perfect central hub – there are Arabs of all sorts, from the UAE and Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon, where else would be a better place.

Passaggio a Dubai: Do you think that people will come from other places for the festival?

Kareem / Wasla: We already know people are coming from other places. From Egypt, Lebanon, if it’s this powerful this time, the second time around will have an impact on tourism for Dubai, so we have a lot of hope.

Passaggio a Dubai: This is amazing.

Kareem / Wasla: And we have some of the best artists from Dubai , in collaboration with Sound Gaarden, and we are giving them the chance to share their art and we are purposefully having them play in between the acts on the main stage, so that the whole crowd gets the chance to experience their music, so for us and for them it is beneficial.

One of them are called The Losing Party: the lead guitarist is Emirati and the drummer is from Pakistan – instrumental, their own music and super powerful. I’m gonna be working but I’ll take a break to see them play.

In general, to conclude, we are really excited to bring a new depth to the music scene in Dubai.

Passaggio a Dubai: And we’re excited too, thank you Kareem, we can’t wait to be at Wasla.

Wasla Festival will take place at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Fri 20 January. You can find the tickets at the door or on Virgin Megastore 

S07e15 Passaggio A Dubai – A Cavallo Del Cammello

Benvenuti a una nuova puntata piena di scoperte da Dubai!

Come ogni settimana su Radio Fragola con idee e ispirazioni mediorientali e da tutto il mondo. Questa settimana in compagnia di Ellen Landes che ha organizzato il Cairo Sound Music Festival qui a Dubai. Tanto amore da noi. E la settimana prossima arriviamo presto con altre interviste esclusive alle band! x

1. C’etait pas simple – Anastasia
2. I Dare You – The xx
3. i – Kendrick Lamar
4. Agmal Ma Aandy – Cairokee
5. Mesh fara – Sharmoofers
6. Amm – Massar Egbari
7. Aqua Profunda! – Courtney Barnett
8. Spin, Spin, Spin – Motorpsycho
9. Sur la piste de danse – Laure Briard
10. Qui Nem Giló (Saudade) – Selton
11. Oceano – Fabrizio De André
12. Corpus Christi Carol – Jeff Buckley
13. Help The Aged – Pulp

S07e14 Passaggio A Dubai – Discover the Arabic Music Festivals In Town

Amici adorati bentrovati per una nuova puntata di Passaggio a Dubai. Oggi abbiamo una puntata speciale poiché tutta la musica arriva da questa zona, abbiamo fatto il grande salto e siamo pronti a esplorare, attraverso due festival che ci porteranno a scoprire la musica indipendente del Cairo, e del Medio Oriente tutto, qui a Dubai: Cairo Sound Music Festival il 13 gennaio, e poi Wasla il 20. Seguiteci per delle interviste esclusive e musica favolosa. Davvero, promesso.
1. Ghammad Einak – Cairokee
2. Kol Haga Beta’ady – Cairokee
3. Zombie – Sharmoofers
4. Khamsa Santy – Sharmoofers
5. Cherophobia – Massar Egbari
6. Idols – Mashrou’ Leila
7. Albak Da Enwany – Massar Egbari
8. Ghir Enta – Souad Massi
9. Ana Bakhaf Min El Commitment – JadaL
10. Nour – Zap Tharwat
11. Aoede – Mashrou’ Leila
12. Basta – Stop The Wheel

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