Murra

Verse

My morning coffee is the color of the night

What it lacks, though, is a lunar disc whispering ceased since yesterday.

 

Chorus

Everyday, it’s bitter

 

VII

My morning coffee tastes like pain

A coffee-flavored piece of chocolate.

My morning coffee is the color of the night

The sun sets in my cup

 

Chorus

Everyday, it’s bitter

مُرّة

Verse I

بلون الليل قهوتي الصباحية

ينقصها قرص قمر غاب همسه عن أمس

 

CH

 

مُرةٌ / كل يوم

 

Verse II

بطعم الألم قهوتي الصباحية

قطعة شيكولاتة بنكهة البن

بلون الليل قهوتي الصباحية

تنكسف الشمس في فنجاني

 

CH

مُرةٌ / كل يوم

Music & Lyrics

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