Album Launch: Haiara
Hosam Omran and Ibrahim Najada

Saturday 27 April 2019
Archaeological Site | 7:00 PM

We present the launch of Haiara, the second album of singer/songwriter Hosam Omran, consisting of eight tracks.

Songs that started on the ukulele, but later developed into larger sound, each give a different take of a haunting emotion. The sonic exploration in Haiara is not experimental in form or delving for a new structure, but rather, it is settled in chaos.

The subject matter here is the loss of path caused by the nature of our time. It is not a loss experienced by a wandering bird or a flower moving in the wind. It is the bug trapped under a glass ceiling. It is the capturing of pressure; an ambiance not exploring space, grungy beats, excessive vocals and minimal instruments - a moment in time voiced by the elements of Haiara, where movement is not steady and dance is an act of revolt.

Hosam Omran is a songwriter and painter raised between Yemen and Jordan. He started his music production through Arabic-folk ukulele covers and later began experimenting with different instruments and genres, resulting in his independent album debut titled 'Ashr Sneen'.

Omran was part of #2SOMSOCOSMOS residency in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; playing a show in the city and countryside of São José. He co-founded Share3 el Sukkar duo with Palestinian-Finnish artist Razan Abu Askar in 2014, and has worked on several visual art projects, including two animated films and his upcoming comic story “Hotel Cairo”.

Ibrahim Najada is an audio/visual artist from Jordan. He started his solo project in 2016, an experimental project that includes Electronic, Synthwave, and Indie influence. He released his first album “Unusual Colors” early 2018, and has since been working on new material. Najada co-produced one of the songs on the album and will be joining Omran on stage.