Friday, December 29, 2006

A warm winter night spent with "Sho Hal-iyyam" ..

My friend called me this evening asking me if I was free to hang out. Its been a while since the two of us went out for a cup of coffee with warm cozy chit chat. And as we were wondering about where to go, she mentioned a concert being held in the Terrasanta schools theater later this evening for a local band called "Sho Hal iyyam" . I paused a bit when she said the name trying to remember where have I heard it before , and then it came back to me that few weeks ago , as I was skimming the newspaper , I saw a half page article talking about this freshly formed band , which consists of six members. I remembered that the review was praising their performance in a newly opened coffee place in Amman down town. So I thought, what the heck, lets go and hear them out!

My friend picked me up, and we were in Alwaibdeh area, where Terrasanta School is, before the concert time with ten minutes. I love the area there, there is this unexplainable passion and coziness in the old parts of Amman like Alwaibdeh , Jabal Amman and some parts of down town . That made me remember a funny remark of someone I know "Those places are sexy somehow"! and despite the fact that I was not able to relate to that , the comment blinks in my mind , every time I pass by them.

The whole event was organized by Arab Group For the protection Of Nature, where the funds raised from tickets will go to implant olive trees in Palestine and Jordan. Around 7:30 the theater was full , and after a couple of speeches from organizers , the band started , and I should say , it was one of the nicest , loveliest little concerts I've ever been to. The band consists of 2 ladies with lovely heavenly voices and 5 talented guys playing different cords based instruments, such as O'oud , guitar and Bouzoq in addition to Daff . They played and sang a collection of heart warming oldies, by Fairouz, Marcel Khalifeh , Shei7' Imam and Ziad Rahbani , such as , "Zouroni kol sana marra" "elba7r beyed7ak leah" "Inni i7'tartoka ya wa6ani" "sho hal iyyam". The theater was really cold, yet their lovely voices with that touchy play of instruments, and down to earth performance and attitude warmed everyone's hearts. And with every song performed, applause went on and on. It's really lovely to hear such a local young band, with beautiful voices and talents like that singing respectful, patriotic and romantic songs. I enjoyed every moment I spent there. And I encourage anyone to hear them out in any upcoming performance for them.


Qwaider قويدر said...

Wow ... looks really nice .. I love the picture too...
Thanks for sharing, too bad I won't have a chance to see their performances, well .. maybe next year

ArabLady said...

Sho akhbar el ka3k ..tamnini!

yalla just wanna wish u a happy peaceful eid....enjoy it

Khaled said...

awalan kol 3am w ente b5air!
thanyan, I know this band very well. I know Tareq Al-jundi as he's my friend from techni uni and he's a very good lute and buzq player.
Enjoy the 3eed and 3edeyat!

(Tealover) said...

It Was Qwaider .. inshallah you'll get to hear them one day .. I am sure you'll like them :) .

ArabLady :) .. been a while .. keefek ? thanks for the lovely wishes .. happy Eid to you too .. and many returns inshallah for all of us ..

Really !!! He plays buzuq perfectly Khaled:) .. and he has a lovely sense of humor .. lol .. thanks for the good wishes .. o enta e alf khair ya rab .. and be sure I will ;) ..

Summer said...

wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and blessed 3eed!

caller said...

Asalam 3alaykom,
Danah dear..
blessed 3eed and happy times to u and all your loved ones..
and allah wills next year you'd be having all ur dreams come true..
love u:)

7ala said...

Yaaay ba7eb hai el2osas ... bedy :(

kol sane w ente salmeh 7abibty dandosh :)

abu_shakuush said...

بس حبينا نزوركو ونحكي كل عام وانتو بخير وان شاء السنة الجاي احسن من السنة اللي راحت، الك والعائلة والاصدقاء والاحباء والجيران وجيران الجيران حتى الجار رقم سبعة :-)

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Sharifo said...

sheklo damar !!
glad that you had a good time,
Kol 3am we inti be kheir 7ajja danah !!

(Tealover) said...

Summer , Rasha ,7ala , Abu Shakuush , Palforce & Sharifo
Thank you all for your good wishes , may your eid has been perfect this year , and inshalla the new year will bring you best of wishes ..

Ala'a Ibrahim said...

I'm so Glad you enjoyed the party.
and nice words, thank you.
I'm the Bassist by the way :P

(Tealover) said...

Thank Ala'a :) I really did , both my friend and I .. good work .. really .. I only wished if the auditorium was warmer !

Ala'a Ibrahim said...

Well they betrayd us, it was suppose to be warmer.
Hope it'll be warmer next time :)

(Tealover) said...

I hope that too .. inshallah :)

Enas said...

I dont know you. i came across ur blog bil sodfeh. Thx alot!! Really ur words were amaizing. You made my day :)
Am the one who sanged 3asfour by the way :p

(Tealover) said...

:) Ahlan Enas .. You had a lovely heavenly voice .. and I meant it by all ways , I and I think everybody else enjoyed it that night .. and I am glad my words made your day :)

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