MUSIC

 

Smoke of the Volcanoes

دخان البراكين

In 1982, Sabreen produced Smoke of the Volcanoes to capture in their music, the revolution taking place, the attack on Lebanon, the withdrawal of Palestinians from Lebanon, and the occupation of Southern Lebanon. The album uses a mix of classical oriental instruments while mixing in soul filled vocals to produce a sound different from any other. 

Credits:

Songs:

Lyrics: Mahmoud Darwish, Hussein Barghouthi, Abd AlLatif Aakel, Abd AlAziz Mouqlah,

Samih AlQasem

Composition: Said Murad

Lead vocals, Qanoon: Kamilia Jubran

Contrabass, vocals: Odeh Turjman

Guitar: Issa Freij

Oud, Percussion: Said Murad

Buzuq: Jamal Moghrabi

 

Death of the Prophet

موت النبي

In 1987, Sabreen released their second album. The album symbolized the role of youth, those who died for the freedom and independence of Palestine and symbolized the revolution and victory.

Credits:

Lyrics: Subhi Zubeidi, Hussein Barghouthi

Composition: Said Murad

Lead vocals, Qanoon: Kamilia Jubran

Buzuq, Vocals: Odeh Turjman

Contrabass, Guitar: Issa Freij

Oud, Percussion: Said Murad

Songs:

 

Credits:

Lead vocals, Qanoon,

Buzuq, Mazhar: Kamilia Jubran

Composed and Arranged by Said Murad

Lyrics: Hussein Barghouti 

Translated into English by Fateh Azzam

Oud, Kawal,

Tableh, Mazhar, Duff: Said Murad

Drums: Issam Murad

Electric Bass Guitar

& Vocals: Samer Musalem

Violin: Neil Catchpole

Acoustic Guitar,

Saxophone: Chris Smith

Back-up Vocals: Wissam Murad

Sound Technician: Issam Murad

Here Comes the Doves

جاي الحمام

In 1994, Sabreen produced their third album, highlighting their voice of hope. After the redeployment of the Palestinian Authority into several parts of Palestine, Sabreen produced a sound that symbolized the hoped for coming of peace and an era of conciliation and equity.

 

Credits:

Lyrics: Talal Heidar,

Sayyad Hegab, Fadwa Tuqan

Lead vocals, Qanoon,

Buzuq: Kamilya Jubran

Composed and Arranged by Said Murad

Kawal, Percussion: Said Murad

Translated into English by Fateh Azzam

Oud, Kawal, Tableh,

Mazhar, Duff: Said Murad

Percussion, Oud: Wissam Murad

Contrabass: Sarah Murcia

Cello: Matt Sharp 

Ala Fein

علئ فين

In 2000, Sabreen produced their fourth studio album Ala Fein (Where To?). The album raises the question on the mind of every Palestinian now that, after many ups and downs that accompanied the peace process, negotiations between the parties is at a standstill. Ala Fein is Sabreen’s latest unique musical compilation of songs to carry messages of social change and aspirations for a better world. 

Songs:

Sound Technician: Issam Murad

Vocals in "Kohl": Wissam Murad

Sound Technician: Issam Murad

Violin in Coffee Bean Trees: Valerie Pearson

 

Credits:

Music & Lyrics: Said Murad

Music arranged by Wisam Murad

Vocals: Mohamad Bakri, Reem Talhami,

Wissam Murad, Hind Ayoub, Charlie Saleh

Kawal, Percussion, & Rababa: Said Murad

Keyboard, Oud: Wissam Murad

Buzuq, Qanoon: Kamilya Jubran

Cello: Sherly Smart 

Sound Technician & Drums: Issam Murad

Maz'ooj

مزعوج

In 2002, Sabreen produced their fifth and last album to-date Maz’ooj (Annoyed). A radical departure from the art music and traditional instruments that Sabreen is known for, this recording is street level popular music with a message, delivered by a diverse group of artists brought together by Sabreen to create a new musical commentary. This album embodies the ironic political compilation of songs that describe the social, political, and economic realities in Palestine. The lyrics are simple and express the colors, the siege, the frustration, and the request for change. 

Songs:

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