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Matt Mardini - EP - Hiba - Inside_edited

The title of the album “HIBA” comes from the name of my wife, my friend, and my love.
In Arabic, “HIBA” means "gift from god."

This album is dedicated to Canada, my new home that opened its door to me and to thousands

of immigrants and refugees from Syria and from all around the world.

 

1- Quand les hommes vivront d'amour

Raymond Lévesque

2- Dance me to the end of love

Leonard Cohen

3- Have you ever really loved a woman

Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen, Robert John Lange

4- L'essentiel (chanson de / a song for: Ginette Reno)

Charles Aznavour, Michel Jourdan

5- She's a lady

Paul Anka

 

The musicians

 

Drums - Sacha Daoud (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Percussion - Kiko Osorio (3, 5)

Riq, Bendir, Cajón - Abboud Chamoun (2)

Baby bass - Edward Maldonado (3)

Double bass - Olivier Hébert (1, 2, 4)

Electric bass - Edward Maldonado (5)

Electric Guitar - Nick Di Giovanni (1, 5)

Classical guitar - Arden Arapyan (2)

Trumpets - Dominic Léveillé (1, 3, 5)

Trombones - Christopher Smith (3, 5)

Trombones - Olivier Hébert (1)

Saxophones (alto, tenor, baritone) - Samuel Blais (1)

Alto saxophone - Giovany Arteaga (4)

Piano - Arden Arapyan (1, 3, 4, 5)

Piano - Fadi Jiji (2)

Qanun - Nizar Tabcharani (2)

Violin - Anit Ghosh (2)

Background vocals - Arden Arapyan, Matt Mardini (5)

Background vocals - Arden Arapyan, Kiko Osorio, Derek Orsi, Matt Mardini (3)

 

 

Recorded at - studio freq shop, Montréal, Canada

Recording engineers - Derek Orsi, Dave Traina

Mixing - Rob Heaney

Mastering - Mathieu Dulong

Special thanks to Fadi Jiji for his contribution to the song no. 2

Musical director & arrangements - Arden Arapyan

Produced by: Matt Mardini

«The Syrian crooner sings the Canadian icons»