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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 92 [in English]: Laylit!

For the last episode of this year, we bring you a glimpse into a party called Laylit.  As the event listing describes it, it is a party celebrating the diverse music from the MENA region and its diaspora.  “Stretching all the way back to the 50s and diving into today’s contemporary scene, each LayLit party takes you on a genre-spanning musical trip, highlighting the incredible diversity, depth and richness that comes out of the region.”

These parties happen in both Montreal and NYC; the NYC one is hosted by C’mon Everybody, a welcoming space in Brooklyn.  Wake Island and Saphe make these beautiful dance parties a reality.  We (Nadia and Alia) got to talk to Nadim and Phil of Wake Island about the significance of Laylit, what goes into curating a set, and how the revolution has influenced Laylit.

Later, you’ll hear from attendees Hilal a.k.a. thelebanesemafia!

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