Tania Saleh is a young author composer interpreter, graduated
from the "Sorbonne" in Paris, who dares to broach
subjects never treated before in the Arabic song.
One of her very first song (Aalamiyyeh)
deals with "globalization " and was selected by
RFI to be included in its compilation "Arabesque".
. We find in her texts a little bit of cynicism,
a lot of black humor with a caustic bend, a definite talent
for writing and a style recognizable among thousands. Usually,
beautiful texts are served by a simple melody and simple harmonization.
It is not the case with Tania Saleh. The musical arrangements
are sophisticated: the riffs of the rock guitar, the riq,
the groovy bass are in a perfect dialogue with the kanoun,
the oud and the acoustic guitar. An old Rhodes and a Hammond
B3 accompany the whole band.
The musicians who collaborated to this project
are: Issam Hajj Ali, Charbel Rouhana, Mihran Gurunian, Mounir
Khawli, Iman Homsi, Mazen Siblini, Emile Boustani, Roger Abi
Akl, Ali el Khatib and Toni Anka
On these days where albums are prepared
like "fast food", Philippe Tohmé or "Abou Tarek",
husband of Tania Saleh (happy example of a mixed marriage)
did not want to deliver from his recording machine anything
except an album which attains a maturity level which approaches
perfection. This lasted five years.
The songs were recorded in numerous styles
before being produced in the final form. Professionals around
the world were stunned by the quality of the work even before
it was mastered in the most prestigious studio in the world:
Abbey Road in London by the legendary Chris Blair. This attention
to details continues in the scenic performance. I will have
the pleasure of managing and producing Tania Saleh with the
help of real talented professionals hoping that this will
be the first stone in establishing a new school.
There are those who lament watching the
Arabic musical scene. We have chosen to act.