Jerusalem In My Heart is the Montreal based performance collective formed in 2005 by Lebanese artist Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, currently also comprising French musician and producer Jérémie Regnier and Chilean visual artist and filmmaker Malena Szlam Salazarof.
The result of their two-year collaboration exploring a relationship between music, visuals, projections and audience comes in the shape of a full-length album entitled Mo7it Al-Mo7it, which means “Ocean of the Ocean” according to the outfit’s own poetic interpretation. The press release explains that “the numeral 7 is pronounced like an h; all titles on the album are rendered in contemporary colloquial “mobile” Arabic (the transliterative characters used in Arabic phone texting)”. Mo7it Al-Mo7it is described as “a unique and profoundly emotive album of contemporary Arabic music” where Jerusalem In My Heart “forges a modern experimental Arabic music by wedding melismatic singing in classic Arabic styles and electronic compositions with contemporary electronic production”.
The album is slated for a March 19th release via Constellation Records and pre-order is now available.
‘Yudaghdegh el-ra3ey walal-ghanam’ is the first thrilling taste to emerge from Mo7it Al-Mo7it, listen to it below.