Daddou - Heidi AL-Sabban

About me

Cairo, Egypt

Vocalist based in Cairo, Egypt. I grew up singing and learned to play piano and Oud under the guidance of world renowned oud player Naseer Shamma. I earned my B. A. from the Higher Institute of Arabic music at the Academy of Arts in Egypt.

I like to colaborate and explore new Ideas and I love improvising.
I like to sing Eastern and Turkish styles.. I also like Opera and musicals.. and I'm very interested in Movie Soundtracks... :-)

Cultural background

  • Egypt
  • Syrian Arab Republic

Project Music

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Mother nature

Mother nature talks about the protection of nature and the earth here the context alludes to the woman who protects her, who says nature says earth planet. Let's protect our nature and our earth because we are one.

  • African
  • Jazz
  • Background vocals
  • Bass
  • Vocal percussion
  • Synthesizer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Balafon
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Madagascar
Eylul

In the first part of Eylul/September the poet explains its beauty. Followed by a description including the senses of the human body and of everything that happens around you in this beautiful season. Trying to change the viewpoint that people were convinced with, as the season where flowers die, which is depressing and a sign of death. In his opinion its where nature changes her clothes from green to yellow to renew her soul so it is actually a season full of life. Eylul was written by Lebanese poet Elia Abu Madi.

  • African
  • Alternative
  • Ambient
  • Arabic
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Oriental
  • Ritual
  • Soundtrack
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Singing bowl / Rin gong
  • Sampler
  • Soprano
  • Cello
  • Lute
  • Cowbell
  • Djembe
  • Kalimba
  • Percussion
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
Nature Procession

The song was adapted from Khalil Gibran’s poetry collection "Al Mawakib - Processions". It attempts to contrast an aspect of our life on earth, bound by the base and the material with our eternal life "in the forests" of our spiritual identity. It serves as a reminder of who we really are and the necessity of seeking this greater truth. The song begins by describing how in this world we are ultimately part of a herd, being pushed to a world of deceit and concludes with a call to action of "Give me the flute, and sing."

  • Alternative
  • Arabic
  • Fusion
  • Improvisational
  • Soundtrack
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Soprano
  • Harmonium
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Qyl-Qobyz / Qobyz
  • Percussion
  • Flute
  • Nay / Ney
  • Argentina
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Uruguay
Hands to Heal

A few years ago, Juan Barallobres was visiting Isla Maciel, a poor area in Buenos Aires. As he walked around, he saw a group of women working, taking heavy sand from the river to clean and sell to local builders. Juan recorded the sounds they were making with their hands. This affected him greatly and gave him the inspiration for the song. “Hands to heal” talks about women’s work, their struggle, and their energy worldwide. It’s a song about the way women tirelessly work to transform the hard things in their lives, to make them better.

  • Ambient
  • Fusion
  • Improvisational
  • Soundtrack
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Kamãnche / Kamancheh
  • Qyl-Qobyz / Qobyz
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • Egypt
  • Kazakhstan
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
We can do better than this...

Flameboy Universe: This song is meant to open the eyes when it comes to understanding why some of these terrible things are happening around the world, the prime culprits is us as people, our actions contribute towards the world suffering, the best effective way to change the situation is to do better as a people. Sasha: Just to add to Sakhile’s words - I decided to use a sample of the “Knyaz Igor “ opera by Alexander Borodin. It represents a nostalgic longing to be at the place where you feel safe and home, where your freedom is an absolute.

  • African
  • Fusion
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Rapping
  • Singer
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Synthesizer
  • Sampler
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Swaziland
Lament (Her voice/part one)

“Lament” is a first part of a two-part piece “Her Voice”, and represent the cosmic voice of Mother Earth - in this case - an expression of pain, sadness and loneliness … Based on instrumental “waves-like” movements, multiple layers of voice sound-texture creating a beautiful, and somewhat dramatical “flow”with hypnotic element in it. All that finishes just with a small “memory of existence”, a piece of beautiful reminder of “once upon a time…”

  • Arabic
  • Electronic
  • Psychedelia
  • World
  • Singer
  • Soprano
  • Synthesizer
  • Sampler
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
Ya Hilalan

This is not a nice song. Aggressive in nature this piece is a statement of the force of Mother Nature on the verge of despair - the last call to respond to love with love, and not with hate. Rooted in 19th century “muwashash” - a poetic form that includes music. It is a musical genre that originated in Muslim Spain during the tenth century. It is described as a poem with repeated rondo-like returns to a musical refrain. The musical environment of the piece is representing the destructive attitude towards beautiful melody and words of love.

  • Alternative
  • Arabic
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • World
  • Soprano
  • Synthesizer
  • Sampler
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
Qatalo elkhayal.

Heidi: Nothing lives up to the natural grace and beauty of what the earth has to offer. Instead of honoring it, we, have systematically eroded the wonders of our planet with greed, short sightedness and straying far from the soul of our existence - the earth and our connection to it. The beauty is so great, it is almost like a fantasy. In the middle of all the horrific erosion, even the fantasy is dead. We (as a race) have killed it. This song expresses the wish to revive it and breathe life back into the astonishing beauty of the earth.

  • Electronic
  • New Age
  • World
  • Singer
  • Soprano
  • Synthesizer
  • Sampler
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
We Are One
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  • 185 votes

Rona wrote and sang the lyrics to this song like a mantra with a great sense of spirit. With the singing bowls and backing vocals by Heidi and Elly the three created an embracing and warm sacred space of union, love and acceptance. In this day we want to dedicate this song to whom ever lost their loved ones. We Are One and forever united in eternity.

  • Alternative
  • Ambient
  • New Age
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Ritual
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Choir
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Guitar
  • Ud / Oud
  • Singing bowl / Rin gong
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
Musaik por Tanura
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  • 139 votes

"Musaik por Tanura" is a real melting pot of different styles and languages, composed by Christian Fotsch: The intro to "Tanura tari Ssassa" was originally composed as film music. In the lyrical Spanish part "Letra por Martinetes", Miguel develops the narrative of the Indian "Arai", who was born into a wealthy family clan, but who now prefers to live as a poor yet free gitano. The last part of the song explores in Spanish the exciting meanderings of courtship and how to win the heart of the beloved one.

  • Arabic
  • Flamenco
  • Fusion
  • Gypsy
  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Singer
  • Tenor
  • Bass guitar
  • Cello
  • Cumbus
  • Flamenco guitar
  • Darabukka
  • Dombak
  • Duff
  • Duduk
  • Zurna
  • Trumpet
  • DJ setup
  • Armenia
  • Egypt
  • Macedonia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland