Massy, Mike / Naseej
Album: Naseej   Collection:World
Artist:Massy, Mike   Added:May 2015
Label:Zouk Mikhael  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-05-15 Pull Date: 2015-07-17 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 19 Jul 5 Jun 28 Jun 21 Jun 14 Jun 7 May 31 May 24
Airplays: 1 2 1 3 1 3 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 22, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
4. Dec 11, 2018: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Ya Nassim Al Rih (Unplugged Version)
2. May 15, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
Ya Nassim Al Rih, Ajibtou Minka Wa Minni
5. Dec 13, 2016: Clean Copper Radio
3. Apr 10, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
Ya Nassim Al Rih
6. Dec 08, 2016: Melange
Ajibtou Minka Wa Minni

Album Review
Ramzi Salti
Reviewed 2015-05-15
This is Lebanese singer Mike Massy’s second CD and here he is joined by Marcel Khalife’s nephews Sary and Ayad. This is a departure from his first CD in that it is in classical Arabic and weaves old musical traditions from the East and the West in new, innovative ways. Naseej refers to a woven work.

1. Ya Mijana – Traditional Mawwal folkloric chant weaved in a new way.
2. Rouhmak Ya Allah – Prayer to God, mixing Christian and Muslim chants with Baroque music.
3. Gharabat Choumous Al Talaki – Medieval song with falsetto voice mixed with strings. Based on poem by Al-Musawi.
4. **Ya Nassim Al Rih – Poem by Sufi poet Al Hallaj, remade as a ballad.
5. Safar – Instrumental track; upbeat.
6. **Ajibtou Minka Wa Minni – Grand duet with Fadia Tomb El-Hage.
7. Lawhat Al Ors – Traditional wedding chants resurrected and woven into a rich musical tapestry.
8. Naseej – Instrumental; Virtuosity; no lyrics but amazing vocal acrobatics.
9. Salat Taghour – Philosophical poem, made up of one verse “Oh Lord if you grace me with me with wealth, don’t take away my happiness..”
10. **Ya Nassim Al Rih (Unplugged) – Different version of track 4 above.
**Best tracks 4, 6, 10

Track Listing
1. Ya Mijana   6. Ajibtou Minka Wa Minni
2. Rouhmak Ya Allah   7. Lawhat El Ors
3. Gharabat Choumous Al Talaki   8. Naseej
4. Ya Nassim Al Rih   9. Salat Taghour
5. Safar   10. Ya Nassim Al Rih (Unplugged Version)