Last Update 23:59
Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Art Alert: Palestinian musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh brings new album to Cairo's ROOM Art Space

Thulth is Abu Ghazeleh’s third album after Mir’ah (2008) and Janayen El Ghona (2001)

Ahram Online , Thursday 12 May 2016
Tamer Abu Ghazaleh
Palestinian musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Photo: Fragment from promotional material)
Views: 1801
Views: 1801

A listening party for Palestinian musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh's new album "Thulth" (Third) is set to take place at Cairo's ROOM Art Space on Tuesday 17 May. 

This will be a chance for the Cairene audience to hear the album ahead of its official Arab world release scheduled for 29 May.

Thulth is produced by Mostakell, a music label for indie Arabic music operating under Eka3 platform, founded by Abu Ghazaleh himself.

Speaking to Ahram Online in November 2015 on the occasion of the album launch of Halawella -- a collaboration between Egyptian singer Maryam Saleh and Lebanese composer Zeid Hamdan, and produced by Mostakell -- Abu Ghazaleh explained that Eka3 “has become an incubator and accelerator for business models that helps to fill the gaps in the Arabic music market."

Besides Mostakell, Eka3's portfolio also includes “Almoharek (Live booking agency of indie Arabic music), Awyav (Arabic Music Content Agency), and (Music Magazine.)

Thulth is Abu Ghazeleh’s third album after Mir’ah (Mirror) released in 2008 and his debut release Janayen El Ghona in 2001.

According to the event description on Facebook, Thulth “melds virtuosity with fierce experimentation in composition, songwriting and performance.”

The nine-track album “takes the listener on a journey that shifts in moods, from frenzied to melodic and upbeat to subdued.”

It comprises reinterpretations of two songs from Abu Ghazaleh’s second album Mir’ah as well as songs he created and presented in shows throughout the past four years.

Alongside Abu Ghazaleh (oud and vocals), the album features Khyam Allami on drums, Shadi El-Hosseiny on piano, and Mahmoud Waly on bass.

Thulth “takes the live show instrumentation to more lush and complex grounds” with the accompaniment of percussions, melodica, Rhodes, buzuq, harmonium, synth keys, backing vocals and electronics.

Abu Ghazaleh is scheduled to hold two other Cairo concerts: on 29 May at Falaki Theatre, and on 31 Mayat Cairo Jazz Club.

 The Cairo concerts come as part of a series of listening parties and concerts to celebrate the album launch across the Arab world, with concerts also scheduled in Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Tunisia. 

Tuesday 17 May, 7pm
ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad El-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture


Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.