Imagine yourself standing on the ledge, in a balcony on the edge of your dreams.

You can’t be upset with truth & its allies. Extract a piece of wisdom
from a mistake committed.

A glimmer in my friend’s eye
He wants to convince me
of a brighter tomorrow.
Dose me in justice
Extend a wire to me,
a bolt of hope.

Oh liar, oh cheater
Your consciousness is corrupt, Unforgiven.
An occasion to apologize
Guwwa, Salam, Guwwa, Goodbye.

Lead me with your beacon
Take me to the finish.
Trust is what I’m seeking
Tough to replenish.
Dig into the future
Good ol days burn to waste.
Throw them out the window
Help me rebuild my love

The king of the jungle
Crashed, burned and broke.
I saw the corpse of denial.
Guwwa, Salam, Guwwa, Goodbye.

Beware, oh tribe,
I’ve burned deep bridges
I’ve burned deeply seeded roots.
Oh corruption, oh little man
Dangling from a balloon.

Adorable, deplorable, you fell from grace. At such a speed. Beware, oh me, beware.

The king of the jungle
Crashed his luck, he’s done with.
A joke amongst the people
Hello, Salam, Hello, Liar


تصوّر نفسك واقف
واقف على الحفّة
حفّة بلكونة
بهامش احلامك
الحق وكل ربعه
ما ينزعل منهم
استخلص لي حكمة من غلطة سوّيتها.

لمعة بعين رفيجي ودّه يقنعني
آمن في مستقبل أطيب من الحاضر
نقعني بالعدالة
ادوّر على منارة
مدلي واير
بارقة امل

يا چذّاب | يا نصّاب
ضاع ضميرك ما سامحناك
مناسبة إعتذار | قوة | سلام | قوة

دلّيني اب منارتك, وصلني لخط النهاية
ابحث عن ثقة, صعب تجديدها
احفر بالستقبل, الأيام الجميلة تحترق
قطهم برة الدريشة,
ساعدني ببناء حبّي من جديد

ملك الغابة طاح سوقه، انكسر
شفت چثة استنكار | قوة | سلام | قوة | Goodbye

يا ويل يا ويل
يا قوم يا قوم
حرقت جسور عميقة
حرقت جذور مرموقة

يا فساد يا صغيرون
dangling from a balloon

Adorable, deplorable,
طلعت خرطي يا مخرب
ويلي ويلان
حقّكِ علي رحنا فيها

ملك الغابة طاح حظّه انتهى
مصخرة بين الناس
قوة | سلام | قوة | چذّاب

Music & Lyrics

Chapter 2

Sink your teeth into Kuwaisiana’s Chapter 2 release, a 5-track exploration of Khaleeji and Arab-American identity. Working in Arabic and English, Kuwaisiana is a full-bodied band producing a danceable, dynamic sound that draws on world music and indie rock. Led by Kuwaiti singer-songwriter +Aziz, the 6-piece blends funk, rock, ska with New Orleanian jazz, adding a unique twist to what Indie Arab Rock can sound like.

Born out of +Aziz’s desire to explore parallels between American and Khaleeji cultures, Chapter 2 is the band’s followup EP to Chapter 1, which was released through Universal Music MENA. This 22-minute EP deepens the band’s exploration of the day-to-day experiences of Arab-American youth and the evolving viewpoints of Khaleejis living in the Arabian Peninsula. It will be self-released on Bandcamp and then published to streaming platforms.

Lyrically, +Aziz explores the cultures he knows so well through his metaphor-rich lyrics, which sustain a tension between conversational and a more evocative, poetic perspective. Kuwaisiana is making progress at a time when so much of the world is in flux. Give the EP a listen!

Chapter 3

This EP was recorded at Marigny Studios in New Orleans (2021) right before +Aziz’s relocation The 25-minute EP presents a full-bodied sound, mixing funk, rock, ska with New Orleanian jazz, adding a unique twist to what Indie Arab Rock can sound like. As the pandemic wore us all down, the band leader relocated to Seattle to push forward with his vision.

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