In this interview, Elias details his creative process, his relationship with languages and diverse music influences, as well as the complexities of being a French-Algerian in the music industry. He generously illustrates snippets from his childhood all the way to the beginning stages of his music career, leading us to his recent single Daisy Chain.
Music and Migration: Reflections of a Local Musician
Amjad Mrad, a Lebanese singer and songwriter, will be releasing his first single Sick of You, completely produced and written by him. Amjad’s life revolves around creating art, as he is a Television and Film student at the Lebanese American University (LAU) as well. He has performed multiple times on Documented Experiences’ stage and continues to engage with the artist community in Lebanon. The pandemic has provided him with the opportunity to focus on his music and expand his reach to an international audience. Along with the struggles that accompany being an artist in Lebanon, in this interview, we explore his personal journey with his country and artistry.
The Revolution Visualized
We are stripping Beirut of its skin
peeling dried walls
pestering the edges to rip another layer off.
We are out on the concrete
our running shoes are back home
our feet are burning
Editorial Letter: On Sovereignty
Sovereignty is a complex theme that paves the way to multidirectional probing. My relationship with my country is more sentimental, while others might venture into the subject culturally or politically.
ملاحظة تحريرية: عن السيادة
نريد توفير مساحة للأفكار المختلفة لتشكيل فن موحد عن موضوع السيادة