JadaL (English: Controversy) (Arabic: جدل) is a Jordanian Arabic Rock band and music project from Amman, Jordan, formed in 2003 by Composer/Music Producer/Guitarist Mahmoud Radaideh, which has held various members over the years.[1]

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Background information
OriginAmman, Jordan
Years active2003–present
LabelsUnsigned, past labels: Eka3
MembersMahmoud Radaideh
Bader AlHelalat
Lutfi Malhass
Saif Abuhamdan
Guest Performers:
Ahmad Farah
Qais Raja
Qased Othman
Past membersKamel Almani
Hakam Abu Soud
Yazan Risheq
Ahmad Zou'bi
Laith Nimri
Rami Delshad
Hani Mezian
Maen Hijazeen
Amjad Shahrour
Ammar Urabi
WebsiteOfficial Website
Official Fan Page



Jadal has four studio albums released, their latest was released on 24 September 2021 and was called La Tlou' El Daw, contained 11 tracks, composed, written and produced by Mahmoud Radaideh.

When Jadal released their first single ‘El Tobah’ (Repentance), a cover of Abdul Halim Hafez’s legendary love song, their musical style, coined as Arabic Rock, was described as ‘groundbreaking’ due to its unique blend of rock and Arabic, or more specifically Jordanian, lyrics.[2][3]

Jadal then released their first original single, Salma that Mahmoud Radaideh wrote and composed for his niece,[2][4] which quickly became a radio hit and gained many followers, thus cementing JadaL ‘as one of the premier Arabic rock bands in the country and the region’.[5] Shortly after, Jadal’s debut album 'Arabic Rocks' was released in 2009, the members back then consisted of Mahmoud Radaideh (Guitars, Compositions), Kamel Almani (Bass, Compositions), Rami Delshad (Vocals) and Laith Nimri (Drums). The album was well-received, staying true to their principles and ‘polished’ rock sound.[2] Produced by Mahmoud Radaideh & Hanna Gargour, the album also featured Palestinian Hip-hop artist DAM (band) on the track ‘Ya Bani Adam’ (Ya Human Being).[6]

In 2011 a new single was released, 'Bye Bye 3azizi' (Arabic: باي باي عزيزي) (Bye Bye My Dear), written and composed by Mahmoud Radaideh and main vocals performed by Ahmad Zoubi.

The second album 'El Makina' (Arabic: الماكينه) was released Dec 2012, composed written and produced by Mahmoud Radaideh, performed by: Vocals:Ahmad Zoubi, Mahmoud Radaideh. Acoustic Drums: Ammar Urabi. Bass: Amjad Shahrour, Keyboards and Synthesisers: Bader Helalat, Mahmoud Radaideh, Hani Mezian. Guitars: Mahmoud Radaideh. Mixed by: David Scott. Recorded at Sweetspot Sound works studios in Amman.[7]

The third album Malyoun was released in Jul 2016, here is when Mahmoud Radaideh performed the vocals solely on the album. The album was performed by, Mahmoud Radaideh: vocals, guitars, synths, electric beats. Bader Helalat: Keyboard. Yazan Risheq: Bass guitar. Hakam Abu Soud: Drums.

Malyoun was a success, with hit songs such as Malyoun, Yumain O leila, Ashrar and others.





See also



  1. ^ "Jadal: Reintroducing Jordanian Music". November 4, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Interview with Mahmoud Radaideh for JO Magazine". Archived from the original on 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Salma, Official Video". Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  5. ^ triplew.me review Archived 2012-04-21 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Eka3 Productions". Archived from the original on 2013-10-27. Retrieved 2012-01-17.
  7. ^ AlRai Daily Newspaper Archived 2011-12-31 at the Wayback Machine