Riad Awwad The Intifada 1987

Majazz Project | Item No: 902648
Vinyl 12" | 2022 / UK – Original | New
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Just one week after the outbreak of the First Intifada in 1987, Riad Awwad brought his sisters Hanan, Alia and Nariman together in their living room and began recording The Intifada album on equipment he had made himself. One of these was co-written with their friend, the acclaimed Palestinian writer Mahmoud Darwish. Riad printed 3000 copies of the cassettes which he began distributing in the Old City of Jerusalem and across the West Bank. The Israeli Army immediately confiscated all the copies they could find, the vast majority of which remain in the military archives to this day. Riad was arrested, interrogated and detained for several months. Straight after his release, he formed a band, Palestinian Union, and put out a new album. He then founded a school, offering kids in the West Bank an alternative musical education, teaching them how to create their own electronic equipment. In 2005, Riad was tragically killed in a car accident. His legacy lives on through his family, his timeless music and his powerful story, which continues to inspire to this day. Over several years, Mo’min Swaitat has amassed an archive of rare tapes and vinyl from Palestine and beyond. Many of these were acquired from a former record label in his hometown of Jenin, in the north of the West Bank. The Majazz Project is a research project and record label borne out of the archive, focused around sampling, remixing and reissuing vintage Palestinian and Arabic cassettes and LPs, shedding new light on the richness and diversity of Arabic musical heritage.
Item Details
Item No: 902648
Artist: Riad Awwad
Title: The Intifada 1987
Label: Majazz Project
Catalog No: MAJAZZ-001-LP
Format: Vinyl 12", Vinyl, Singles, 12"
Pressing: UK – Original
Release Date: 2022
Genre: Organic Grooves, Rock & Indie
Style: Afrobeat, Folk
Available since: 2022-09-29
Condition: New
Price: 38,99 €
Weight: 250g (plus 250g Packaging)
A1 I'm From Jerusalem
A2 My People My Homeland
A3 Palestinian
A4 Graves
A5 40 Years
B1 Intifada
B2 When We Meet Again
B3 Palestinian Revolution
B4 Childhood Dream
B5 Uprising
B6 The End
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