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Episode 110 [in English]: Last Ruins

Wake Island duo Phil Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal joined The Queer Arabs to discuss the new music video for their track “Last Ruins,” featured exclusively on Cold Cuts Magazine!

We talked about the significance of pop music and the ability of artists to use the genre to push boundaries, the thought processes that led to the making of this music video, Wake Island’s original development of the track, and more.

Video produced by Cold Cuts Magazine
Directed by Mohamad Abdouni
Art Direction by Roula Salibi
Edited by Krystel AK
SFX: Jad Taleb
Starring Anya Kneez and George Torbey

Special thanks goes to: Hadi Hazim, Ahmed Naja, and Gabriel Ferneine

Photo by Mohamad Abdouni (IG: @texting_bitches) of Cold Cuts Magazine (@coldcutsmagazine)
Featuring Anya Kneez (@anyakneezplz)

Photo by Mohamad Abdouni
Styling by Charles Nicola (@fabulous_falafel)
Featuring Phil Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal (@wakeislandmusic)

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Episode 72: Don’t Be Chai, She Brought the Tea

Photo credit: Tarek Moukaddem
Contact: [email protected]
@tarekmoukaddem on Instagram

It’s hard to know where to begin with this episode description aside from the fact that this is an utter gem.  “Don’t Be Chai, She Brought the Tea” is the title Hilal (@thelebanesemafia on IG) came up with.  He got us together with the amazing Lebanese drag queen Emma Gration, and Omar Fattal was so kind and hosted us.  If you listened to Tarek Zeidan’s episode recently, you may recall him mentioning Emma Gration; Emma went to NYC for World Pride, and it was such a privilege to spend this time together.  Nadia Khayrallah joined us as a co-host.  We drank tea and ate snacks while Emma spilled the tea about the the drag scene in Beirut.  Nadia talked to vogue dancer Hoedy Saad on Emma’s phone.  Emma’s drag mother checked to make sure vegetables were part of Emma’s routine (such a good mom).  A LOT happened during this episode, as you can already tell; please listen and let us know what you think!  Sip that chai and enjoy.

Follow on Instagram:
Emma Gration: @emmzgotstogo
Omar Fattal: @oaf01
Hoedy Saad: @hoedysaad
Hilal: @thelebanesemafia
TarabNYC: @tarabnycorg
Nadia: @nadiainherownworld
Aldo (who you’ll hear at the end!): @amateurbadass

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