- The Arabic music magazine Ma3azef and mastering engineer Heba Kadry are behind the 17-track set, which is out now.
Ma3azef and the NYC-based mastering engineer Heba Kadry have pulled together a 17-track compilation called Nisf Madeena (half city) to aid local initiatives in Beirut a month after the deadly port explosion.
Nisf Madeena, out now, includes new, exclusive material from the likes of Nicolás Jaar, recent Breaking Through subject DJ Plead, Zuli, Deena Abdelwahed, STILL, Slikback and Fatima Al Qadiri, to name a few.
"Almost a month after the explosion, swaths of volunteers
and activists are still roaming the streets to clean up the debris and shattered glass, and are working day and night to provide relief for those affected," the press release reads. All proceeds from Nisf Madeena will go towards the Fundraising Campaign for the Arts and Culture Community in Beirut, the Beirut Musicians' Fund and Beit el Baraka, an organization supporting retired citizens.
Listen to Nisf Madeena and head over to Bandcamp to pick up the compilation.
01. Nicolás Jaar - Playing With You
02. YUNIS - Hannonua
03. Ismael - I Was So
04. ZULI - Kiwi Meld
05. Slikback - FAZA
06. STILL - Prophet Riddim
07. Aya Metwalli - Matkhafsh Menni
08. Al Nather - Su3ad
09. Deena Abdelwahed - Wein Al Malayeen
10. Faten Kanaan - Three Arches
11. FRKTL - Where All Levels Cross
12. DJ Plead - Marcel
13. Sarah Haras - Bliss
14. Fatima Al Qadiri - Blajat Interlude
15. Thoom - Hadiqa
16. Maltash - Fuck Your Agenda
17. Marc Codsi - A Light
Nisf Madeena is out now.