Nicolás Jaar, Fatima Al Qadiri, ZULI contribute exclusive tracks to Nisf Madeena, a Beirut-relief compilation

Ma3azef and the NYC-based mastering engineer Heba Kadry have pulled together a 17-track compilation called Nisf Madeena (half city) to aid local initiatives in Beirut a month after the deadly port explosion.

Nisf Madeena, out now, includes new, exclusive material from the likes of Nicolás Jaar, recent Breaking Through subject DJ Plead, Zuli, Deena Abdelwahed, STILL, Slikback and Fatima Al Qadiri, to name a few.

“Almost a month after the explosion, swaths of volunteers

and activists are still roaming the streets to clean up the debris and shattered glass, and are working day and night to provide relief for those affected,” the press release reads. All proceeds from Nisf Madeena will go towards the Fundraising Campaign for the Arts and Culture Community in Beirut, the Beirut Musicians’ Fund and Beit el Baraka, an organization supporting retired citizens.

Listen to Nisf Madeena and head over to Bandcamp to pick up the compilation.

01. Nicolás Jaar – Playing With You

02. YUNIS – Hannonua

03. Ismael – I Was So

04. ZULI – Kiwi Meld

05. Slikback – FAZA

06. STILL – Prophet Riddim

07. Aya Metwalli – Matkhafsh Menni

08. Al Nather – Su3ad

09. Deena Abdelwahed – Wein Al Malayeen

10. Faten Kanaan – Three Arches

11. FRKTL – Where All Levels Cross

12. DJ Plead – Marcel

13. Sarah Haras – Bliss

14. Fatima Al Qadiri – Blajat Interlude

15. Thoom – Hadiqa

16. Maltash – Fuck Your Agenda

17. Marc Codsi – A Light

Nisf Madeena is out now.