“Laka Anta” is the title of Rabi3 Beirut’s fist album, including 5 musical pieces, and 5 songs in addition to Fouad Abed Al Majid’s “mouwashah”: Aajaban Li Ghazal. The album was done recording in 2009. The album’s works were completed in Beirut, during the period stretching from 2004 till late 2008, thus reflecting the critical reality Lebanon endured throughout those years.
The tracks’ order serves an ascendant mood, translated by new instruments, various distributions, leading to an increasing musical expressivity. All those new features are not an attempt to break with the cultural achievements of the 19th and 20th century of Arab music, but serve more accurately the angry and anguish mood, its anxious expectation, leading to a lighter ease; many ways of expression combining oriental and western music, for as many states of mind.
With the completion of the 5 musical pieces, Nadine’s multi-toned voice brings even more dramatic layers to the songs, and contributes in building the figurative poetic content in Samih Al Kasem’s and Palestinian poet Samar Jaber’s works, in various dimensions from love and passion, to rebellion and anger, While the selection of deceased poet Abed Al Majid Al Mestqawi’s beautiful “mouwashah”: Aajaban Li Ghazal, might seem at first as a clear identification to the Egyptian Arabic music school, the door is open to new distribution techniques in addition to modern enterprises and experiences in the Middle East, and in both Lebanon and Palestine. The ascendant electric temper of the CD reaches its paroxysm with Tamer Abu Ghazaleh’s visionary interpretation of “Ya Abana” last track of “Laka Anta” album, reaching explosive madness.