Cymbal of this City

There is a symbol inside this city of mine.
There’s a voice rising to the top & our feet can’t stop
Could it be our reflections cookin’ below the ground?
Distracted by a screen that bites with huge sunglasses on

Traces of fire | Working below us
No more to hiding / no more agonizing
ما في بديل to what was before
Where do you go when you fall asleep?

There is a chorus of voices in my head that I can’t deny.
There is a pocket of holes inside our souls that we can’t see through.

There’s a hole of pockets inside our heads that we can’t deny
Pocket of holes inside our souls that just can’t see through.

our eyes
fades
to blank

Traces of fire | working below us
No more to fighting / no more compromising.
ما في بديل to what was before
Where do you go when you’re fast asleep?

Music & Lyrics

Chapter 2

Chapter 2 is Kuwaisiana’s follow-up installment, 5 tracks of glory from New Orleans’ finest mixing world music and rock.

Chapter 1

Kuwaisiana’s, Chapter 1, is an awesomely interesting release by an equally intriguing band from New Orleans with bridges to Kuwait who combine the vernacular of topics between there and the US southern region. They cross bread everything from Cajun to Pop music in their combination of styles that never leave out the two areas in which they’re grounded, yet they have a universal appeal in the process. Chapter 1 wins on that premise alone.” James McQuiston, Editor at NeuFutur

Drawing fitfully from their surrounds, the septet’s sonics are bolstered by bursts of brass and the lilt of (apparently synthesized) accordion, conjuring a rootsy, Cajun vibe around +Aziz’s raw, DIY-rock approach. At the best moments, a barn-storming, street-party abandon overcomes these slightly flat, self-produced recordings… But there is a potent spice found amid this audio stew. Split into two “sides” — the first in Arabic, the second English — the lyrics on “Chapter 1” carry subtle weight as a reflection on the modern Arab experience.” Martin Wingham, Arab News

Given the current banal state of popular music, an album and a band like Kuwaisiana are just the tonic that is needed… So here’s to Kuwaisiana for treading new ground and charting a new path. In a musical landscape that sometimes feels too cookie-cutter and too safe, Kuwaisiana are paving new ground, and hot damn, it is awe-inspiring.” Greg Robson, Step Inside This House