Bala Jumhour Music Session

Maysa Daw and Jebus perform live on the Bala Jumhour.

Born in Haifa, Maysa Daw is very much a product of the city and it’s indie Arabic music scene. The emerging musician talking about her inspirations for her first album, said, “It was a very different world for me. I grew up in Haifa, which is a lot more chill, a lot more relaxed, and suddenly I move to Jaffa and study in Tel Aviv and everything was so intense. Everything was so new. It produced a lot of stuff. Love songs, break-ups songs, political songs. It also produced one of my favourite songs – Crazy. I was so frustrated when I started writing this song. I was thinking of so many things at the time and I just wrote everything down. It’s exactly the way I was feeling – the things that I was asking myself. It talks about religion, it talks about death, and it talks about politics. It talks about a lot of things.”

Maysa will be part of the conversation, “Music for Filasṭīn”, as part of SAND’s 21-Day World People’s Premiere for the new film Where Olive Trees Weep.


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