Ramallah – the world of the homeland
The artist, Hamza Namira, released his newest album, “Namra Lounge”, which includes eight songs, all of which were released at once on various international digital platforms.
According to (Laha) magazine, the album “Hamza Lounge” includes eight of Hamza’s most famous songs, which achieved mass success and topped the trends of social media platforms when they appeared, including the song “Empty a Little”, which broke the barrier of a quarter of a billion views on YouTube and the wonderful “Dari”. Ya Qalbi”, which achieved 350 million views, in addition to the songs “Ma’alesh”, “The Story and the One”, and “Feh Nas”.
What the album contains is an exceptional audio-visual experience, as each song was designed in the form of an “animation” clip, with a story and a different situation from the other, and its designs were inspired by the ancient Egyptian streets in the thirties and the most famous places that bear the authentic Egyptian character, such as the popular cafes in the period of King Farouk and Café Groppi The famous Suez Canal Building and Sayed Darwish Café, where the band accompanying Hamza appears playing her music in those places.
Hamza Namira said that the idea of ”Namra Lounge” has haunted him for years, during which he seeks to revive the concept of a “music album” that does not need singing for the audience to enjoy, so that each song carries its own distinct aural state and leaves the listener’s imagination to live and imagine its words, explaining that He chose 8 of his most famous songs from his last two albums, “Hatir Min Tani” and “Born in 80,” and re-presented them in a musical way, in the manner of the oriental takht, linking the theme of current music with the magic of the music of the old days.
The new album comes two years after the release of Hamza’s last album, “Born in the Year 80”, in which Namira collaborates with a group of Egyptian musicians, with the participation of musician Mohamed Ali, who took over the task of distributing music and playing the violin, and the oud player Hisham Essam, the qanun player Mahmoud Amer, the double bass Ahmed Amin, and the flute player. Mohamed Farag and the percussionist Azima, while the designs of the clips were executed with Ahmed Nady.