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

El Morabba3
Native name
المُرَبَع
OriginAmman, Jordan
GenresArabic rock, rock, alternative rock, indietronica
Years active2009–present
Websitewww.elmorabba3.com
MembersMohammed Abdullah

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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]

MembersEdit

  • Mohammed Abdullah - songwriting, bass, and vocals

Former MembersEdit

  • Odai Shawagfeh - production, electric guitar, keyboards & synth
  • Dirar Shawagfeh - drums, percussion
  • Tareq Abu Kwaik - acoustic guitar and vocals

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 (The Square) (2012)
  • Taraf el khayt (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. ^ Al Bawaba: روك "المربع" في مهرجان موسيقى البلد ‹See Tfd›(in Arabic)
  4. ^ Al Rai: المربع تطلق ألبومها الغنائي الأول ‹See Tfd›(in Arabic)
  5. ^ http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/al-balad-music-festival-brings-budding-seasoned-arab-performers-jordan
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140930232501/http://jordantimes.com/alternative-bands-challenge-arabic-music-norms-voice-everyday-concerns
  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 ‹See Tfd›(in Arabic)
  11. ^ Al Akhbar, Lebanon: فرقة «المربّع»... هيّا إلى الثورة! ‹See Tfd›(in Arabic)
  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. ^ SarahaNews: اوتستراد و المربع” تخوضان “ريد بُل ساوند كلاش” الجمعة ‹See Tfd›(in Arabic)
  15. ^ "Elmorabba3 - News & Events". Elmorabba3 - المربّع.

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