Love & Revenge launches their second album: Glory. In which the heritage of Arab Music and Film is revisited and transfigured by contemporary.
Drawing on the large repertoire of Middle-eastern pop and Egyptian film from the 1940s to 1990, Love & Revenge create a fertile hybrid between the joys of the past and modern aesthetics. It’s a shamanic ceremony whose stanzas invoke the resurgence of a lost time when the Arab world was joyous and candid in its wit, passionate and immoderate in its dramas and melodramas.
Love & Revenge is 100 concerts in 22 countries across 3 continents.
A musical and visual event, Love & Revenge’s repertoire pays homage to Arab culture and its popular idols from a lost epoch. The group revisits the Middle-East’s precious cinematic heritage as well as its hugely successful songs, such as those of the Iraqi Kadhem Saher, Egyptian Nagat El-Saghira, and the major composer Abdel Wahad. But the musical quartet doesn’t stop there. They don’t shy away from uncovering tunes lesser known to the mainstream composed and sung by artists such as the Kuwaiti Mostafa Ahmad, Sudanese Ahmed Al mustafa, Saudi Touha, and Mauritanian Houria. Despite it being less visible from abroad, women hold a central place in the world of Arab music.
Conception : Wael Koudaih (Rayess Bek) et Randa Mirza
Musical Composition :
Wael Koudaih (Rayess Bek) : Machines
Mehdi Haddad : Electric Oud
Julien Perraudeau : Keyboard
Sound : Ludovic Joyeux
Lighting : Rima Ben Brahim