Hussain Hajj

About me

Istanbul, Turkey

Hussain Hajj (Memo Seyda): Songwriter, lyricist, arranger, singer and instrumentalist (Oud and Biziq[oriental bouzouki]).
Besides Kurdish, makes some Arabic and Turkish music.
Interested in multicultural music collaborations.

Cultural background

  • Syrian Arab Republic

Project Music

Tenê Me (I'm alone and not!)

Tenê Me is an existentialist conflict. Story being torn between two completely different choices and feelings. It consists of three parts connected by a main theme. Its course is different from that of life: It begins with hopelessness (death) and ends with hopefulness (birth). The rap part shows complaint and resistance, synthesizing hope and despair. Singing style and the beat reveal hints of determination and aggression. Melodies in higher pitches lead to a positive ending. The percussive instruments at the end support hoping.

  • Blues
  • Electronic
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • Oriental
  • Vocal
  • World
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Baritone
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Electric piano
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bouzouki
  • Electric guitar
  • Ud / Oud
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Turkey
Az Da World Turnz

We need changes, the world has to turn and the people have to overthink how they live and treat each other. We don´t last long, if we not learn from all the wrongs we´re doing for hundreds of years.

  • Arabic
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • Oriental
  • R&B / Soul
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Baglama / Saz
  • Bouzouki
  • Electric guitar
  • Germany
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Turkey
  • United States of America
Hold Oss

This is my composition "Hold Oss", and I have collaborated with Hussain Hajj, Jens Kristian Rimau and Gamze Yilmazel. I have written the lyrics about the dehumanization of refugees, when you are a refugee you lose your name, your identity. The lyrics are ment to force the listener to find the nameless and faceless refugee inside themselves, to look for the humanity and similarities. Hussain Hajj plays the oud and bouzouki, and sings with me. Gamze Yilmazel plays the guitar, and Jens Kristian Rimau has done programming and mix.

  • Soundtrack
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Norway
  • Syrian Arab Republic
Lo/Ve

If bodily love is `low,` and spiritual love is `above`, then why would we yearn to see, get close and caress our lover/beloved ones. Both Arabic and Kurdish lyrics center on the conflict of soul and body in love. It is a conflict of my Kurdish and Arabic cultutres. Marthe comes with her middle part as a mediator. To bridge between the cultures, and between the two aspects of love, the two parties of conflict. We cannot live alone, we need each other. In the last part there is a conflict beween Nahawand and Bayat maqams (musical scales).

  • Arabic
  • Improvisational
  • Jazz
  • Minimal
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Baritone
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Tenor
  • Piano
  • Baglama / Saz
  • Bouzouki
  • Ud / Oud
  • Norway
  • Syrian Arab Republic

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 2.

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 1.