4/ SAFAR COLLECTION
by Zeina Haroun
02 / 2022
Relative Calm / “Houdou Nisbi”
The first song selected to make this playlist: Houdou Nisbi; meaning relative calm in Arabic, by Ziad Rahbani in ‘85 Beirut during the Lebanese civil war.
A controversial figure, who’s either loved or hated but never in between, Ziad combines sattire with pressing political and social topics that has made him a figure of socialist ideology in the Arab World.
The playlist eventually took on a different melody with more recent and Western tracks.