The Majazz Project :: Al Fajer (The Dawn) فرقة الفجر الفلسطينية

Can you hear the urgent call of Palestine? That’s the question the London based Majazz Project is asking. Launched in 2022 by filmmaker and DJ Mo’min Swaitat, the Palestinian label has released compilations of bedouin tapes, field recordings, rare singles, and two proper albums.

The second full length dropped by the Majazz Project is The Dawn by Al Fajer Group. This second album by the Kuwait-based band was completed in 1990, but never released due to the US invasion. Acoustic oud, guitar, and percussion intertwine beneath the Dal’ona-style vocals of Sima Kanaan. Soft as a prayer, epic as Ennio Morricone, the band’s dynamism unfolds and furls.