2ayqithini: A new album by Yacoub Abu Ghosh Featuring Laila Sabbagh

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A game changing attempt to recapture the glory of golden age Arabic music in modern settings
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Campaign successfully funded on: 06 Aug,2015

This project has been successfully funded with $25,250 (101%)

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2ayqithini is a new album by veteran independent Jordanian composer Yacoub Abu Ghosh featuring the beautiful voice of Palestinian singer Laila Sabbagh. The album will consist of 7 songs, 5 of which Yacoub wrote the lyrics to while one was written by Palestinian poet Amer Badran and one is a poem by the great Egyptian poet Ahmad Shawqi. The album will also include 3 instrumental pieces.

The album is the the fruit of more than two years of intense work both conceptually and productively. In it's maturity it became a sound that carries a distinct tie to the cultural inheritance of the region while attempting to create new and inventive approaches to remain more than just relevant and current but hopefully a powerful trend setter that strives to raise the standards of both the independent and mainstream music scenes in the Arab world.  

We are hoping to raise 50 thousand dollars in 3 milestone: the first milestone, 25 thousand dollars, will be used for the completion of the production process which includes musicians fees, recording, mixing and mastering the music. The second milestone accumulating another 10 thousand dollars will be used for creating a musical video of one of the songs in the album since video nowadays is the most powerful medium for music promotion in the world. The last milestone of another 15 thousand dollars will go towards creating an album launching concert to where the audience -  and us - can experience the music played live first hand.

We are very excited to use the medium of crowdfunding for our production because we love the idea of each one of you being a part of our process and we hope it will make you feel like you own the music just as much as we do especially if you grow to love it. We believe that music and art in general are society's way of expressing itself, and little else makes that more tangible than crowdfunding. 

The album is designed to cater - as much as possible - for a wide range of age groups from as young as late teens to audiences in their late 60’s and beyond. This is achieved through a carefully executed fusion between traditional and modern instrumentation in the processes of arrangement and execution of the work.

2ayqithini attempts to capture the essence of great Arab composers and musicians such as Riad Sunbati, Mohammad Abdul Wahab and the Rahbani brothers in a contemporary setting. Yet this is not achieved through trying to imitate their work or even presume to match their excellence; moreover it will be through attempting to channel their spirits as constant musical entrepreneurs and innovators who always sought to build on their achievements and push themselves to develop and be ahead of the curve. The work also seeks to be inspired by their immense work ethic and astute attention to every detail and all the elements that allowed their work to withstand the test of time. And that is exactly what is desired from this album: to withstand the test of time. 

We invite you to be part of our project either by funding it or by getting the word out; tell your friends and share it on your social media pages. We worked hard and long to produce something that we are truly proud of, and your faith in us will be the most satisfying reward next to you enjoying our work and identifying with it. 







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Yacoub is a veteran in the Jordanian and regional independent music scene. He started his career back in 1999 as a bass player with renowned Jordanian ensemble “Rum” led by composer Tareq Alnasser. He then went on to form his…

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  Rewards

$10 or more
→    THE LOVE PACKAGE

989 Available

Download of two songs from the album 10 days before the album launch + a big thank you on our social media pages and website.
$30 or more
→    THE DIGITAL PACKAGE

375 Available

Free digital download of the whole album 10 days before it's launch and a big thank you on our social media pages and our website.
$70 or more
→    2AYQITHINI PACKAGE

132 Available

A signed hard copy of the album shipped to you where ever you are and a huge thank you on our social media pages and website.
$200 or more
→    THE PRESTIGE PACKAGE

41 Available

2 free tickets to the launch concert in Amman or a concert we may perform in your city + a backstage pass + a signed copy of the album + an enormous thank you on our social media pages and website.
$1000 or more
→    THE GIANTS PACKAGE

7 Available

An invitation to a fancy dinner with Yacoub and Laila in one of Amman's best restaurants + everything that came with the Prestige Package.
$10000 or more
→    THE BOSS PACKAGE

2 Available

You get to actually name one of the 3 instrumental pieces included in the album + a very special thank you printed on the sleeve of the album itself + everything that comes with the Giants Package.
$35000 or more
→    PRODUCER PACKAGE

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You will be credited as a co-producer (or sponsor) on the album + many other perks than can be negotiated.
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