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Independent & Alternative Music in the Arab World / The Fusion Factor and Other Developments in the Saudi Indie Music Scene

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Independent & Alternative Music in the Arab World
The Fusion Factor and Other Developments in the Saudi Indie Music Scene
{{langos=='en'?('05/04/2017' | todate):('05/04/2017' | artodate)}} - Issue 4.2

Musicians and collaborators Diya Azzony and Abdullah Filfilan share their thoughts on the current state of the independent music scene in Saudi Arabia.

Additional Information

Music played in this episode (in order):

Hejazz - "Late Night"
Al Farabi - "Arabeyati - عربیتي" 


To listen to more music from Diya Azzony and Abdullah Filfilan, please visit:

https://soundcloud.com/hejazz_music
https://soundcloud.com/al-farabi-music
https://soundcloud.com/diya-ahmed-azzony

Guests

Abdullah Filfilan
Abdullah Filfilan

Abdullah Filfilan is a Saudi Arabian multi-instrumentalist.

Abdullah Filfilan is a Saudi Arabian saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist. He performs alongside Diya Azzony in an Arabic musical fusion band named Hejazz, a pun on the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia where both members live.

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Diyya Azzony
Diyya Azzony

Blends traditional poetry of Saudi Arabia to jazz and rock fusion with his bands Al Farabi and Hejazz.

Born and raised in Jeddah, on the coast of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, Diya Azzony is a guitarist known for setting the traditional poetry of Saudi Arabia to a jazz and rock fusion with his bands Al Farabi and Hejazz. Azzony utilizes the Turkish bouzouki, the oud, the electric guitar, and classical piano to create distinctive melodies and make an imprint on the growing industry of alternative Arabic music. Along with playing with Al Farabi, Azzony is also the founder and manager of the Libra Productions record label. Prior to the creation of his band, Azzony worked in the music industry in both Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. He was the audio studio supervisor at Moon Productions in Dammam in the east of Saudi Arabia, before heading to Liverpool, England, in 2008 to become an engineer and music recorder at Liverpool’s World Museum and assisting in the live music recording of the MTV Europe Awards in 2009. Azzony holds a B.A. in English from King Fahd University and a B.A. in Audio Engineering and Music Production from the SAE School of Audio Engineering. He has completed coursework from the Millennium Institute of Technology and Management in 3D Animation and Design.

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