Syrian Cassette Archives – Mixtape Vol. 1 (2021)

Featuring cassette & mp3 selections from the SCA collection + radio, TV & field recordings recorded in Damascus, Homs & Aleppo, Syria between 2006–2010.

Side A

  1. Welcome to Syria – Radio Damascus – Damas Gate restaurant ad
  2. Saria Al Sawas – instrumental cassette excerpt - Homs, Syria (2000s)
  3. Munther Al Aloo – Alkhateefa (The Elopement) Jazeera, Syria (2000)
  4. Damascus radio update
  5. Abu Sultan – live excerpt - Houran, Syria (2000s)
  6. Epic Sponsors: Pepsi-Max | Syriatel
  7. Al Daour – Arab Shaabi - mp3 excerpt (2000s)
  8. Moussa Hafez & Yerghol Atef Al Sweiti – mejwiz/voice excerpt - West Bank, Palestine (1993)
  9. SELIN film advertisement – Syrian radio (2000s)
  10. Syria Haj Umrah services ad – Radio Damascus (2000s)

Side B

  1. Gomidas Band – instrumental from cassette (Armenian,1980s)
  2. NICE Wipes – Syrian TV advertisement (1990s)
  3. Suleiman Al Shaar – live excerpt - Hama, Syria (1997)
  4. Damascus bus depot - Bus to Homs (2000)
  5. Radio segments / Baby Shaabi - mp3 excerpt (2000s)
  6. Artist Unknown – See the Crime / Dabke Modern Jadid (2000s)
  7. Syrian radio segments (2000s)
  8. Adnan Jabbouri – Hajar - Jazeera, Syria (2002)
  9. Wisso Joma’a – instrumental excerpt (1990s, Kurdish)
  10. Janan Sawa – Zamareh (Chaldean-Assyrian,1980s)
  11. (US-produced cassette found in Qamishli, Syria)
  12. Waleed Al Salhani – Sufi Chant - Damascus, Syria (1990s)
  13. Duraid Lahham – Waddi Al Musk (Series Soundtracks) excerpt (1970s)
  14. Fajr prayers in central Homs, Syria (4 AM, 2010

Assembled and produced by Mark Gergis for Syrian Cassette Archives.Originally assembled for Yamen Mekdad’s Contextualize program, aired on Root Radio, July, 2020

SCA Mixtape on Bandcamp