Love Arabic independent musicians like Marwan Abado, Lara Aleyyan, Zaman Al Zaatar, Rim Banna and Oumeima el Khalil? Well now you can listen to them and many more thanks to the new smartphone app, Radio Tamasi Al Balad. Developed by Jordan’s Al Balad Theatre, this online radio channel is working with a collection of emerging and established Arab musicians from across the Arab world to broadcast their work, help them in their musical journey and constantly promote Arab musical culture. Radio Tamasi Al Balad is available for download on iTunes and Google’s Play Store, and can be accessed online as well.
Al Balad Theatre is a member of the TAMASI collective, which comprises of 11 performing arts organizations from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, including El Mastaba Center for Egyptian Folk Music, Al Harah Theatre and Shams Association. With the combined efforts of its members, TAMASI aims to increase access to Arab artists and develop the vibrant performing arts scene in the region.