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Identity Crisis: Aliens, Beduins, And Leos

by The Iambic Dream Project

The poetic brainchild of award winning songwriters, producers, and vocalists Waël Kabbani & Raz Kennedy, this eclectic CD blends cutting edge lyrics with an incredible variety of musical genres, fusing elements of Rock, Funk, Jazz, World Music, and Pop.
Genre: Pop: with Live-band Production
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1. Hero Worship
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2. Sweet Desire # 2
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3. Torch Song
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4. Flying Solo
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5. July Rose
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6. The Boys of the Blvd.
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7. Gemini
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8. Mistaken Identity
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9. I Could Be Free
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10. Angelina
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11. Insomniacs Dream (I.D.)
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12. Blue
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13. The Trails of Nepal (Trail 1)
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Album Notes
*** For Awards, Radio Play, and CD Compilations Info, please read below. ***

The Iambic Dream Project is the poetic brainchild of award winning songwriters, producers, and vocalists Wael Kabbani & Raz Kennedy. Their first album "Identity Crisis: Aliens, Beduins, and Leos" has been described as "a wonderfully eclectic CD that blends cutting edge lyrics & storytelling with an impressive variety of musical genres. The album is fascinating in the way it fuses Rock, Funk, Jazz, World Music, and Pop"

The I.D. Project features more than 50 Singers, Musicians, and Engineers who have worked with Santana, Tracy Chapman, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Bobby McFerrin, Celine Dion, The Neville Brothers, Natalie Cole, Linda Ronstadt, The Weather Girls, Metallica, Whitney Houston, Tori Amos, Ritchie Havens, Counting Crows, Tuck & Patti, Mariah Carey, Fleetwood Mac, Curtis Mayfield, Hillary Duff, Jerry Harrison, Leona Lewis, Roy Rogers, Sylvester, Voicestra, AFI, Bobby Womack, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Band of Gypsies, Rancid, Kenny Loggins, Tevin Campbell, Toni Childs, Todd Rundgren, Martha Wash, Los Tigres Del Norte, Stroke 9, KGB and many others.

Often from a Gay perspective, the songs on "Identity Crisis: Aliens, Beduins, and Leos" tap into social & emotional issues, personal relationships, loss, and the importance of dreams & creativity. It's all here: Gay Male Prostitution ("The Boys of the Blvd."), Gay/Straight Unrequited Love ("Torch Song"), Wrong Relationships ("Gemini"), Infatuation ("Hero Worship"), Wild Party Girls ("July Rose"), A Collage for Depression ("Blue"), The Importance of Dreams & Creativity (Insomniacs Dream (I.D.)" & "I Could Be Free"), The Joys & Comforts of Celibacy ("Flying Solo"), Loss ("Angelina"), Mistaken Identities ("Mistaken Identity"), Raw Sexuality ("Sweet Desire #2"), and Spiritual Journeys ("The Trails of Nepal (Trail 1)").

Eleven of the thirteen tracks on this debut are being played on the radio. Our songs were most recently performed at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, The Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA, the Jazzschool, (that's how they spell it), in Berkeley, CA, and at concerts in London & Paris.

The album features 38 Bay Area and L.A. singers and musicians. The featured performers are as varied as the songs themselves, and they include: Raz Kennedy; a founding member of Voicestra (pls. see bio below)*, Shana Morrison; Van Morrison's daughter & a great performer in her own right, Linda Tillery; founder of The Cultural Heritage Choir, Jeanie Tracy, Lynn Asher, Brett Abramson of Tainted Love, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Zoë Ellis, Caitlin Cornwell, Jordan Omley, and Waël K.

Please e-mail us if you would like to get a blind-copied/private update about the CD. We have FREE Sangria & CD Listening Parties planned throughout the year, and can inform you of where you can hear and purchase our music at a store near you. You can read REVIEWS below, and add your own if you'd like. Thank you!

Awards, Radio Play, and CD Compilations:

01. "Hero Worship" (Gold Disc Award for International Best Production & Winner of Best Production (UK) Award from Music Aid International Music Awards 2007/Radio Play/Finalist: UK Songwriting Contest 2007/Great American Song Honor Award & Top Finalist 2007/Featured on "Busta" CD Compilation)

02. "Sweet Desire #2" (Radio Play)

03. "Torch Song" (Radio Play)

04. "Flying Solo" (Radio Play/Finalist: UK Songwriting Contest 2007)

05. "July Rose" (Radio Play)

06. "The Boys of the Blvd." (Winner of Best Songwriter (UK) Award from Music Aid International Music Awards 2007/Radio Play/Finalist: UK Songwriting Contest 2007/Featured on The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference CD)

07. "Gemini" (Radio Play)

08. "Mistaken Identity" (Radio Play)

09. "I Could Be Free"

10. "Angelina" (Winner of Best Songwriter (UK) Award from Music Aid International Music Awards 2007/Runner Up: UK Songwriting Contest 2007/Finalist: 100% Music Songwriting Contest 2008/Finalist: Independent Singer Songwriters Song Contest 2008/Featured on "The Platform One Spring Surge" CD Compilation)

11. "Insomniacs Dream (I.D.)" (Finalist: 100% Music Songwriting Contest 2008/Radio Play/Finalist: Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards 2008/ Finalist: Independent Singer Songwriters Song Contest 2008)

12. "Blue" (Radio Play/Winner of Songwriters & Storytellers II & Featured on Compilation by the same name)

13. "The Trails of Nepal (Trail 1)" (Winner of Best Production (UK) Award from Music Aid International Music Awards 2007/Radio Play/Finalist: UK Songwriting Contest 2007/Finalist: 100% Music Songwriting Contest 2008)


*Raz Kennedy's Bio: Raz Kennedy is a renowned vocal producer and vocal coach whose clients include; Hillary Duff (Lizzie Maguire), Davey Havoc of AFI, Adam Duritz and members of Counting Crows, members of Metallica, Lars Frederiksen & Tim Armstrong of Rancid, Los Tigres Del Norte, Shana Morrison, Stroke 9, KGB, Ian Sefchick, formerly of Creeper Lagoon, and hit producer Narada Michael Walden. Kennedy has produced vocal tracks for A*Teens, Noelle Hampton, essence, Waël K., Forest Sun, and Lynn Asher, among others. Kennedy has also worked with Bobby McFerrin, Todd Rundgren, Jerry Harrison, Michael Urbano, Linda Tillery, Rhiannon, Toni Childs, Kenny Loggins, Bonnie Hayes, and Joel Harrison. Kennedy is a former jazz concert promoter booking local, national and international artists. He served on the Board of Governors at the Recording Academy's San Francisco Chapter organizing local seminars and clinics with an emphasis on vocal production. As a music educator, Kennedy is a long-time faculty member at three leading community musical institutions; Blue Bear School of American Music, Jazzschool, and The East Bay Center for The Performing Arts.

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Ahmed Ashmawi

This Is NOT For Posting
On my review under the heading: Pure Creative Genius Of The Highest Caliber, there are only 3 stars.
This is a glitch from your side as I gave the album the 5 star awesome 2 thumbs up review.
So kindly add 2 more stars on my review.
Many thanx !
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sammy kateb

sexy and soothing
i really enjoyed this cd......great lyrics and wonderful topics.....wish you the best of luck....keep on singing.
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Rima Fattal

Wael , Great job, Touching , elegent , I am proud i have a terrific cousin like
the C.D in general is Fab, it has a great music , a mixture of emotions through music ,each note represents a specific emotional situation where u can express love, sorrow even anger, i wish u all luck
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Joanna Maw

Thought provoking work of art
I love this C.D! It's ability to resonate with so many different emotions is a remarkable achievement. Congratulations and thank you!
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Don Saunders


Wael, This is great, we love listening to your CD. Since the copy I bought is in my car, I might have to buy another one so Cathy can listen to it at home. This one is definately a winner. Cheers
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Susan

I am thoroughly enjoying the music and the design of the package!
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Bob Scott

Wow!
What variety & good quality songs! You done good! I like all the different grooves underneath the songs.
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Z

My mom & I listened to the CD & really liked it.
We both thought it was professionally done. I think that using various mixes of music reflects, at a certain level, a sort of cultural mixture, and for the first time I think I felt the sounds being as insightful as the words... but that could be just me ... given the mood I was in when listening.
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Alistair

I like the album a great deal!
Dear Wael: I spoke with you Friday night (at the Sweetwater) and purchased your album, The Iambic Dream Project. I like the album a great deal. I have played it four or five times so far this weekend.
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Sherin

I just wanted to say that the CD is truly amazing.
I just wanted to say that the CD is truly amazing. The mixture of different genres makes the music inspiring, relaxing and deep, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the CD. Where has this hidden talent been all along?! Good luck in working on your next CD and I look forward to hearing it.
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