The Oddisee produced 'Nouh Al Hamam' from Egyptian songstress Maryam Saleh is the first leak off 'Sawtuha' (due out January 24 via Jakarta Records).
<p>In the backdrop of repressive and violent backlash from the Arab Spring, nine female artists from Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt convened to sing against "corruption, despotism, patronization and narrow-mindedness." <em><a href="http://jakartarecords-label.bandcamp.com/album/sawtuha" target="_blank">Sawtuha</a></em> (the Arabic word for "her voice") is the culmination of their two week recording session in Tunisia (organized by Berlin-based NGO <a href="http://www.mict-international.org/" target="_blank">MICT</a>– Media In Cooperation and Transition), where Sudanese-American beatmaker <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/09/10/oddisee-after-thoughts-video/" target="_blank">Oddisee</a></strong> and <strong>Olof Dreijer</strong> (1/2 of Swedish electro-duo <strong>the Knife</strong>) came aboard to add a production hand. Egyptian songstress <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/MaryamSaleh.Official/" target="_blank">Maryam Saleh</a></strong>'s Oddisee-produced "Nouh Al Hamam" is the first track from the project to surface. Listen below and stay tuned for more on <em>Sawtuha, </em>due out January 24th via <strong><a href="http://www.jakarta-records.de/releases/new-maryam-saleh-oddisee" target="_blank">Jakarta Records</a></strong>.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127105875&color=8e56e0&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p>
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