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Middle East

London-based Iranian singer-songwriter Ali Azimi published a single dedicated to the 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on the first anniversary of her death.

The title of Nancy Mounir’s spectacular debut album “Nozhet El Nofous” means “Promenade of Souls”, and these are souls of the past.

Haya Zaatry (هيا زعاترة) is a talented Palestinian singer-songwriter, who’s been charming us with her soft vocals and her mostly acoustic, light arrangements.

“We live in uncertain times, and this album echoes the state of the world, yet looks beyond the immediacy to explore the essence of things,” say Lebanon’s Sandmoon about their new full-length record.

Lost and found somewhere between electronic music, alternative rock and pop, the Amman-based duo Tayar (تيار) offer dreamy but catchy songs Arabic lyrics and often melodies, quickly becoming a new hope for the Jordanian scene that gave us bands like Autostrad or El Morabba3.

Ahmad Farah (احمد فرح) and Bader Helalat (بدر هلالات) published their first singles two years ago, followed up by “Khams Sneen” in 2021 and a now with another EP, “Nos El Bahr”.

Don’t worry it’s just for compact songs, and not even 20 minutes total, because if they hit your spot, you’ll find yourself keeping this EP on repeat for a couple of days or weeks. Yet we do hope Tayar is back soon with a proper LP.

Stream “Nos El Bahr” LP on Spotify.