Oh Yeah Habibi

by NO blues

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Oh Yeah Habibi: ten years and up-to-date

If you look up the word ‘arabicana’ you find a music genre and its inventors; NO blues. Even after ten years the band that combines Oriental roots music and American folk blues is still unique in the world. On the new album Oh Yeah Habibi, NO blues bridges the gap between east and west and changes the Nile and the Mississippi in one meandering musical delta.

Even though the band has been together for ten years, the new album Oh Yeah Habibi sounds direct and fresh like a debut album. U’d player Haytham Safia: “We went back to the core of guitar, u’d, double bass and percussion.” Different from the previous albums, NO blues chooses to use current events as topics for their songs. Songs like Exodus and The World Keeps Turning refer to people that seek refuge and Two Trains and Gods Move refer to religious themes.”It struck us that our music seemed to have a different energy after the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo,” says bass player Anne-Maarten van Heuvelen. “NO blues has always been a political statement in music, we had to follow that up with our lyrics. Guitarist Ad van Meurs: ”We’ve never been a political band, but we definitely don't look the other way either.”

Oh Yeah Habibi is more on topic than previous NO blues albums and the critically acclaimed arabicana from this Dutch based top team that has been working together for ten years, still has great impact. In twelve new studio tracks the band reaches a next level in their musical embrace between east and west.

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released October 8, 2015

NO blues is a production by productiehuis Oost-Nederland (ON)

Label: V2/Continental Record Services

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