Alaa Wardi creates music from everything, even his beard

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By Dan Farberoff in New Music on Monday 23 May 2011

I recently stumbled on this gorgeous clip by musician Alaa Wardi and his filmmaker brother Seena Imamwerdi, from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. In ‘Ma3gool’ (pronounced Ma’a’gool), Alaa uses sounds from voice, mouth, and body only, without the use of any musical instruments. He even uses the sounds made by him scratching his beard!

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77BOADRUM, a documentary by Jun Kawaguchi

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 4 February 2009

77 BOADRUM, directed by Jun Kawaguchi, documents the now-legendary 7/7/07 performance in Brooklyn, New York, by the iconic Japanese band The Boredoms, along with … wait for it … 77 guest drummers. We spoke with Kawaguchi and asked him how difficult it was getting the audio sounding right with so much percussion going on: ‘It was just like doing 7777 pieces of a puzzle! It was the hardest, but also the happiest time ever. I wanted to show this “once in a lifetime” event to everyone who could not be there. And I wanted to show everyone how The Boredoms is the most special group in the world’.

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