• Xardas

    XARDAS(Lebanon) ##PagePublishedLong## Xardas is a 24-year-old Lebanese composer of Dark Ambient music, based in Tripoli. In June 2006, 150 copies of his albums were confiscated, and he was warned by General Security that if they caught him with this type of music again, he would be imprisoned without trial. The interview was recorded in Xardas’ […]
  • Lebanon: Music producer called in for “investigation”

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Lebanon: Music producer called in for “investigation” A Lebanese composer of Dark Ambient music is to be investigated on 2 June 2006 at the headquarter of the General Security department in Beirut, his music being categorised as “satanic” and “offensive to people’s morals”  Osman Arabi, 24 – also known as Xardas – is a composer of Dark […]
  • Lebanon: “Satanic music” regarded a security issue

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Lebanon: “Satanic music” regarded a security issue Composer of Dark Ambient music called in for “investigation” at the headquarter of the General Security Department in Beirut, had to sign a paper promising that he will never send or receive any packages that contain “dark”, “harsh” or “weird” music Osman Arabi, 24 – also known […]
  • Freemuse.org: Focus on artists from the Middle East

    NEWS Freemuse.org:Videocamera focus on artists from the Middle East Watch the new video interviews on www.freemuse.org During the ‘Images of the Middle East’ festival in Denmark in August-September 2006, Freemuse recorded video interviews with… • Turkish-Kurdish folk singer  Sivan Perwer• Palestinian-Israeli singer Kamilya Jubran• Lebanese Death Metal band Oath to Vanquish• Lebanese-French rapper and composer Clotaire K• Also, […]
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