With Daqa’iq Tudaiq quickly nearing its release date on October 5th through Constellation, Jerusalem In My Heart have added to the anticipation by revealing another mesmerising single from the album, ‘Wa Ta’atalat Loughat Al Kalam Pt 3 & 4’. Appearing on side one, this is the second single to be released following the otherworldly and compelling ‘Thahab, Mish Roujou’, Thahab’. ‘Wa Ta’atalat Loughat Al Kalam’, which translates as ‘The Language Of Speech Has Broke Down’, is a modern orchestral-electronic re-interpretation of the popular Egyptian classic Ya Garat Al Wadi by Mohammad Abdel Wahab. The duo’s extraordinary composer and producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, who had envisioned it for a long time, enlisted Sam Shalabi as arranger and musical director and assembled a 15-piece orchestra in Beirut to bring this piece to life. “’Wa Ta’atalat Loughat Al Kalam’ is an expression of wordless love and transcendent communication between two lovers’ eyes in Shawqi’s poem”, describes the press release. “JIMH re-titles the song with this line, exploding the sentiment with more complexity, tragedy and socio-political meaning – also prefiguring the formal aesthetic ruptures JIMH bring to the piece itself.”
Now immerse yourself in the stunning sounds of ‘Wa Ta’atalat Loughat Al Kalam Pt 3 & 4’.
To celebrate the album’s release, the Montréal-Beirut contemporary Arabic audio-visual duo will embark on an extensive tour, with several stops in Canada and Europe, including a special performance at Le Guess Who? on November 8th, where they will present the project Don’t Say The Moon Has Set with an oriental orchestra from Beirut.