After posting the videos of the Kuwaiti rappers earlier in the month one of my readers contacted me to tell me about his cousin. He told me his cousin was an extremely talented piano player… and was blind. I thought that would be great to share on the blog so he recorded a short video of his cousin playing the piano which you can watch above. Naser was born blind and has been playing the piano since he was 4. [YouTube]
I have released a new single – a very touching and personal one. It can be related to anyone in the Arab region. But I wrote it about Kuwait. Tell me what you think… listen to the words carefully.
The video above is by Kuwaiti rapper A To The G and he actually mixes in English and Arabic. Video is well shot but skip the first minute. He’s an NES and ACK graduate and you can check out his YouTube channel [Here]. Oh he’s also a boxer.
The second Kuwaiti rapper is a guy going by the name BigMo. Below is one of his songs you can listen to and you can check out the following link for more songs. [Link] Pretty good stuff.
Here is his Facebook group. [Link]
Kuwaiti rapper Moe is back with a new song called “About Me”. According to Moe he wrote this track specifically for the readers of my blog due to the responses he got from his first release. He wrote this track and finished it under a week. You can leave your feedback below. [YouTube]
Update: Here is a link to another Kuwaiti rapper called BigMo. Below is one of his songs you can listen to and you can check out the following link for more songs. [Link] Pretty good stuff.
Here is his Facebook group. [Link]
I’m not really up to date on the latest rap scene since I’m still stuck in the 90s listening to the likes of Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Onyx, Cypress Hill, Dr Dre etc.. but I do think that if you are a Kuwaiti and want to rap it might be more interesting to do so in Arabic or Kuwaiti dialect. There are a lot of English rappers out there and it would be easier to stick out rapping in Kuwaiti I guess. Anyway Moe is a Kuwaiti rapper and the video above is one of his songs. Check it out and leave him your feedback. [YouTube]
Remember my post on the Embassy of Sound party? Well I found another video of another one of their parties. A DJ that came to Kuwait filmed his stay here and then posted the video on YouTube for all of us to enjoy. He stayed at the Hilton, had a fridge full of booze, ate some shawerma and then partied. Enjoy it before they take the video down. [YouTube]
The 13th International Music Festival started yesterday in Kuwait and ends on the 11th of June. The website is in Arabic so I couldn’t really understand much but it has a schedule and details of the event. If you can read Arabic here is the [Link]
Update: Dalal from 7achy.com was kind enough to translate the schedule, here it is:
Yesterday was Kuwaiti music night in the memory of the composer Rashed AlKhodhar, performed by:
Here is the upcoming schedule:
Monday: Turkish music
Tuesday: Brazilian music
Wednesday: Egyptian music
Thursday: Russian music + Kuwaiti traditional music
Friday: Spanish music
Admission is free of charge.
Concerts start at 8:30PM and are performed at the Al Dasma Theater.
Seems the dance off is on. Last week I posted a video of local McDonalds employees doing a pretty impressive dance routine and this week Caribou Coffee have their own video up. So which video is better? McDonalds without a doubt. Lets wait and see who will challenge them next. [YouTube]
There is a Snoop-Dogg remix competition currently taking place and there is a Kuwaiti hip-hop producer called Faisal who entered the competition and was in first place out of the thousands of entries submitted until today when he dropped down to second place. He needs your support so visit the link at the end of this post and vote for him. Voting will be open for 2 weeks and it already started on the 30th so hurry up. Here is the [Link]
The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait is sponsoring a blues concert that will be held at the Kuwait University on the 14th of April at 7:30PM. The U.S. Embassy is bringing over the Little Joe McLerran Quartet as part of their Gulf Tour. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Tickets and seat reservations are not necessary. Here is some info about the bands tour of the region [Link] and here is a link to the flyer [Link]