DUDU TASSA & JONNY GREENWOOD PREMIERE “LHLA YZID IKTHAR” LIVE AT THE HAMAM

THIRD & FINAL LIVE PERFORMANCE IN SERIES

NEW COLLABORATIVE ALBUM JARAK QARIBAK OUT NOW VIA WORLD CIRCUIT

July 20, 2023—Dudu Tassa and Jonny Greenwood are premiering the third and final piece in their series of filmed live performances for their album Jarak Qaribak, released last month to great critical acclaim via World Circuit Records. “Lhla Yzid Ikthar,” a Moroccan composition, was filmed live at the Hamam in Tel Aviv, and sees Tassa take the lead vocal himself.

Tassa notes, “Personally, the choice of the song I wanted to sing in this project was natural and straightforward. Abdelwahab Doukali's song “Lahla Yzid Ktar” is well known and widely loved among immigrants from Morocco. The song has an elusive and beautiful melody which is moving, and it is quite challenging musically. For those wondering about the word “gulha,” it literally means ‘say it.’ :)” Watch/share the “Lhla Yzid Ikthar” video HERE.

The live video launch follows the cinematic visual for recent single “Ahibak,” an Israeli song featuring guest vocals from U.A.E. singer Safae Essafi. Directed by Ilan Azoulay and shot in Morocco, the video tells the story of love and the struggle between tradition and progress across three family generations. Watch/share the “Ahibak” video HERE.

Jarak Qaribak, loosely translating from Arabic as “Your Neighbour is Your Friend,” was produced by Tassa and Greenwood and mixed by Nigel Godrich. The songs on the album, and the singers, are drawn from all over the Middle East. And, in keeping with the theme established by the album’s title, each singer takes a turn at a tune from a country other than their own. Stream/purchase the album HERE.

November will see Tassa and Greenwood tour in support of Jarak Qaribak, including appearances at Le Guess Who in the Netherlands and Pitchfork Music Festival in London and Berlin.

Praise for Jarak Qaribak:

“An enduring and engaging take on the love songs of the region. ****”—The Guardian

“Sultry, mellifluous songs… harmonious stuff, in every sense. ****”—MOJO

“That Jarak Qaribak manages to combine that respect—for the songs, the singers, and their various cultures—with a free-flowing, light sense of exploration that feels joyfully current, is its triumph. 8/10”—Uncut

“Behind the traditionalist vocal and Middle Eastern flute and violin are plenty of Radiohead touches: bass lines, spooky piano tones and drum machine all tugging separately against the beat, heightening the tension.”—The New York Times


For more information, please contact Krista Williams, Joe Cohen or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

JARAK QARIBAK TRACKLIST
1. 1. Djit Nishrab (feat. Ahmed Doma)
2. Ashufak Shay (feat. Rashid Al Najjar)
3. Taq ou-Dub (feat. Nour Freteikh)
4. Leylet Hub (feat. Mohssine Salaheddine)
5. Ya Mughir al-Ghazala (feat. Karrar Alsaadi)
6. Ahibak (feat. Safae Essafi)
7. Ya ‘Anid Ya Yaba (feat. Lynn A.)
8. Lhla Yzid Ikthar
9. Jan al-Galb Salik (feat. Noamane Chaari & Zaineb Elouati)

TOUR DATES
September 14 /// Tel Aviv, IL /// Hangar 11
November 2 /// Berlin, DE /// Pitchfork Music Festival
November 4 /// Paris, FR /// La Seine Musicale
November 7 /// Ghent, BE /// De Vooruit
November 9 /// Utrecht, NL /// Le Guess Who Festival
November 10 /// London, UK /// Pitchfork Music Festival
(Hackney Church)

http://www.jarakqaribak.com/
https://worldcircuit.co.uk