Nicolás Jaar, Fatima Al Qadiri, ZULI contribute exclusive tracks to Nisf Madeena, a Beirut relief compilation

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  • The Arabic music magazine Ma3azef and mastering engineer Heba Kadry are behind the 17-track set, which is out now.
  • Nicolás Jaar, Fatima Al Qadiri, ZULI contribute exclusive tracks to Nisf Madeena, a Beirut relief compilation image
  • 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.
    Tracklist 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.