El Morabba3

El Morabba3 (Arabic: المربّع‎ meaning "The Square") is an Arabic rock band from Amman, Jordan, formed in 2009.[1][2][3][4][5]

El Morabba3
المُرَبَع
El Morabba3 2012
El Morabba3 2012
Background information
OriginAmman, Jordan
Genres
Years active2009–present
Websiteelmorabba3.com
MembersMuhammad Abdullah
Past membersEl Far3i
Odai Shawagfeh
Dirar Shawagfeh

BiographyEdit

The Jordan-based group was formed in 2009 as an Arab rock band. In July 2012 they released their debut album, titled El Morabba3 (The Square), afterwards they gained huge popularity across the region.[6][7][8][9] In 2015 they launched a crowdfunding campaign for their newest album, Min Nifs El Nas.[10][11][12][13] The band’s fan base throughout the Arab world and internationally has been steadily growing. Most recently, they appeared in front of thousands of fans as part of a major musical competition called SoundClash in Amman against another Jordanian band called Autostrad.[14]

Current membersEdit

  • Muhammad Abdullah - Co-founder, singer songwriter and bassist

Former membersEdit

  • El Far3i - acoustic guitar and vocals
  • Odai Shawagfeh - Co-founder, production, electric guitar, keyboards & synth
  • Dirar Shawagfeh - Co-founder, drums, percussion

Festivals/toursEdit

[15]

  • Soundclash Jordan (2014)
  • El rab3 (2014)
  • Al Balad Music Festival (2015)
  • London Sound (2015)
  • Alexandria (2015)
  • Bala Feesh (2015)
  • Jerash Roman Theater (2015)
  • Amman New York Fusion (2016)
  • Oshtoora Festival (2016)
  • Music Park Festival (2017)
  • Visa for Music (2017)

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • El Morabba3 (album) (The Square) (2012)
  • Taraf Al Khait (2016)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Jordanian band that's rebelling against the Arab World's cookie-cutter music industry". Al Bawaba.
  2. ^ "ألبوم "المربع" 2015 وحفلات بـ مصر قريبا". قـل.
  3. ^ "روك 'المربع' في مهرجان موسيقى البلد". البوابة نيوز. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "(المربع) تطلق ألبومها الغنائي الأول". Alrai. July 5, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Al Balad Music Festival brings budding, seasoned Arab performers to Jordan". Jordan Times. July 23, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "Alternative bands challenge Arabic music norms, voice everyday concerns | The Jordan Times". September 30, 2014. Archived from the original on September 30, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "El Morabba3 - Arab rock searching for a sound of its own". Your Middle East.
  8. ^ "$14K and counting: Jordanian band El Morabba3 crowdfunds its second album!". Al Bawaba.
  9. ^ "ربيع الموسيقى العربية المستقلة: موسيقيون عرب يلجأون للتمويل الجماعي للإنتاج بعيداً عن الشركات". Open.
  10. ^ "Al Hayat: المربع فرقة روك أردنية بألحانٍ غربية وكلمات عربية". Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "فرقة «المربّع»... هيّا إلى الثورة!". الأخبار. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  12. ^ "Jordanian band El Morabba3 is bringing originality to the Arab music scene". Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  13. ^ "Jordan based band El Morabba3 to crowdfund next album". Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  14. ^ "صراحة نيوز - SarahaNews". صراحة نيوز - SarahaNews. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  15. ^ "Elmorabba3 - News & Events". Elmorabba3 - المربّع.

External linksEdit