JorZine - Amman Fe Ramadan

Amman Fe Ramadan

Label: Amman Fe Ramadan

Reviewer: Rak Hiasat - 2012-08-01

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Highlights:  Most of the show was interesting

Amman Fe Ramadan aims to provide a variety of entertaining events and activities for families and individuals during the Holy month of Ramadan and Eid, proving to be the choice for Ramadan pastime.At one day of the festival days, its was Akher Zapheer trun.

First i want to give some words about the Jordanian Rock bands and scene , its have been greatly developing these days and as a show of support for the local bands here in Jordan, I attended one of the most highly anticipated shows of the country: the “Ramadan in Amman Festival”. The concert featured one of the most known Hard Rock bands in Jordan, Akher Zapheer. The band has announced that they will release an album within the year and, based on the feedback from the album’s single, they should expect quite a following in the near future. 

Reviewing the show will be really easy as the venue security, set list, and band chemistry/charisma were all great. The one thing that I might have words against would be the sound quality, only because I expected more than that. A few seconds after the opening band, Akher Zapheer was up to bat and they definitely upped the ante with boisterous frontman, Basem Sayej , the guitar attack of Salim Dallal the bendy one who liked to put one leg high up on the riffs , and the thundering rhythm section of bassist, Yazan Risheq and drummer, Kayed Qunibi, the latter, practically invisible behind his wall-like drum kit.

From there was nowhere to go but up and the band did just that with standouts from their original compositions. After a while, they presented the folk touch in the album which I personally loved as they kept their album in a Jordanian theme as we come to expect from all the local bands here.

since I sadly noticed that the attendance are really few when Akher Zapheer took the stage, and this is something I cant blame the band on it , maybe the organizer in Ramdan Fe Amman Festival didn’t get idea of how you should promote for an rock event like this , I only can say for the people who didn’t come you lost the best day of the festival. 

Set List: All the tracks from the upcoming album. 


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