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Samme’na Shi Mna’erfou (سمّعنا شي منعرفو)

A new album for solo piano, performed by pianist Ramzi Hakim, arranged by the Lebanese composer Wajdi Abou Diab.

The album is a collection of the most famous Arabic songs, was released via My official YouTube channel on Saturday 13 – 3 – 2021, at 7:00 PM (Beirut time; GMT +2).

Arrangement: Wajdi Abou Diab
Piano, recording, mixing, and editing: Ramzi Hakim
Mastering: Charbel Bark
cover design: Agnese Franchini

What next?

  • Release of « A cry from the frozen pole » (صرخة من القطب المتجمّد) – Opus 14 – for a male singer, violin, viola, cello and piano
  • Release of « The Awiss Dance » – Opus 13A – for Solo Bass Flute, with Flutist Dustin White
  • Release of « A tribute to Wadeeh El Safi » for solo piano, with pianist Chantal Francis Menassa
  • Recording of « Sama’i Wajdi » – Opus 22 – for Flute and piano, with Flutist Anna Suhaila and Pianist Ramzi Hakim
  • Recording of the piece « A tune for Amer’s Horn » – Opus 10 – with Amr Slim on french horn, Makram Bou l Hosn on double bass, and Seba Ali on piano

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