ORIENT XXI - France
Lira - Sweden "Hoppingivande hyllning till den arabiska poesin och konsten"
" 'Intersection' är mer än bara elektronisk musik – albumet är ett audiovisuellt experiment där musiken får lov att knyta an till ett större projekt där Saleh förenar alla sina konstnärliga förmågor; ett projekt kopplat till gatukonst, muralmålningar, kalligrafi och arabisk poesi. Hemstaden Beirut är ett återkommande motiv och platsen för hennes muralmålningar, men även andra städer inom arabvärlden förekommer."
Al Riyadh - Saudi Arabia http://www.alriyadh.com/1651431
Stallet - Världens Musik and Re:Orient present Tania Saleh performing her audiovisual album "Intersection" at Stallet, Stockholm, Sweden on Jan 20, 2018 at 20:00 pm. Join Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/543471622655759/
"The new album “Intersection“ by Lebanese artist Tania Saleh – in collaboration with music producer Khalil Judran – is a multi-dimensional experiment that combines visual and auditory elements creating something that is more than just an album." Revolver Magazine - Germany
Al Akhbar- Beirut, Lebanon
Arab News - Dubai, UAE
Al Akhbar- Lebanon
Al Joumhouriya - Lebanon
Al Ahram Hebdo- Egypt
"Tania Saleh nous surprend une fois de plus. Cette star libanaise de la musique indépendante, aussi dite « alternative », se présente également, avec cet album, en tant que peintre et vidéaste. Tania Saleh est une artiste à mille facettes. Elle nous les fait découvrir, une à une, grâce aux 13 chansons créées par elle — la compositrice, peintre, parolière et chanteuse rebelle."
The National - Dubai, UAE
“ 'There are great bands out there producing quality music and then there is stuff that’s not good. Someone who decides to play with spoons on a frying pan and gets his hair dyed green, decides to make music and call himself or herself an independent band – that’s crap,' she says. 'The problem is they put you under the same label. I don’t want to labelled an independent artist just like this spoon-playing green haired dude.'
As well as garnering critical acclaim, Intersection cements Saleh’s as one of the pioneers of the Lebanese indie-music scene. When asked to reflect on her influence, Saleh says is pleased the community is steadily growing."
TV5 MONDE - France
CD launch "Intersection" on December 9, 2017 - Beirut, Lebanon
"Intersection" features an unexpected collaboration with Tunisian sound artist and electronic music producer Khalil Judran, known for his underground experimental music projects and his bold stance against injustice, censorship and dogmatism. Tania composed music to the words of Arab poets including Mahmoud Darwish (Palestine), Khalil Gibran (Lebanon), Bayram Al Tunsi (Tunisia/ Egypt), Nizar Kabbani (Syria), Abdallah Al Bardawni (Yemen) and others. She traveled the region during the making of the album, recording music but also creating street art murals that express the timeless poetry and ongoing turmoil across the region.
Tania signed the new album and presented her work as a visual artist, with a short film projection.
Produced by: Kirkelig Kulturverksted, Oslo, Norway with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
L'Orient Le Jour - Lebanon
Revolver Magazine - Germany
"The new album “Intersection“ by Lebanese artist Tania Saleh – in collaboration with music producer Khalil Judran – is a multi-dimensional experiment that combines visual and auditory elements creating something that is more than just an album. "Intersection" is a very powerful, hopeful and ambitious project realized in a time of continuous change. "Intersection" has many meanings for Saleh: “The word seemed perfectly fitting because the project is an intersection between my ability to write songs, to sing and to draw. It is as well a new intersection in my career, as I’m deciding which way to go and which style to choose. It is an intersection between the ideas of the poets, despite the fact that they were living in different places and periods. They had a similar way of thinking, a way which still resonates in all parts of the Arab world. It is also an intersection between myself and music producer Khalil Judran."
Manshour - Egypt
Beirut Chronicles - Beirut, Lebanon
"Tania Saleh est de la trempe des Marcel Khalifé et des Ziad Rahbani. Elle s’en défendra bien sûr. Dira qu’elle ne mérite pas un tel compliment. Et c’est tout à son honneur. Une artiste véritable n’a de prétention que celle de pouvoir écrire et chanter. Et sans doute d'être écoutée. Mais elle me permettra de ne pas être d’accord avec elle. Parce que ce n’est pas un compliment. C’est la réalité. Tania Saleh est une grande. Au sens véritable du terme."
Radio Misk Interview, Tunisia
"Tania Saleh s’est imposée sur la scène alternative arabe avec sa musique et sa personnalité. Auteure-compositrice, elle a toujours agencé ses influences orientales et occidentales dans une sorte de fusion dont elle seule maîtrise l’alchimie. Elle a travaillé avec les plus grands comme Ziad Rahbani ou la réalisatrice Nadine Labaki et, pour son nouvel album « Intersection », elle a choisi de collaborer avec un musicien tunisien « Khalil Judran »."
Tania released her new album "Intersection" in Berlin, Germany.
Global Music - Germany
"With "Intersection" Tania Saleh again shows a completely new side of herself as a musician. Now Tania Saleh dives into the sounds of the rugged electro-beats. What emerges in harmony with the orientalism of the melodies and rhythms is fascinating and beguiling. In music too, the clash of hard reality can be recaptured with the tenderness of Arab art. Not only Tania Saleh deserves the highest credit for this achievement, but also producers Khalil Judran and Erik Hillestad".
"The Lebanese singer Tania Saleh has been one of her country's most courageous voices since the 1990s when it comes to voicing criticisms of corruption and political bigotry. She renews this criticism with her new album "Intersection" (10 November), but embeds it in poems by Mahmoud Darwish, Khalil Gibran and other Arab poets. Coupled with a very contemporary electro sound and street art, Saleh sees "Intersection" as a total work of art, which should give the young Arab generation, despite the current destruction, a cultural perspective for the future."
Cairo Scene - Egypt
"The film takes us on a visually stunning journey across the Middle East and North Africa, following Saleh as she paints poignant and politically charged murals on walls from Morocco to Lebanon. This is interspersed with footage of dabke, Iraqi dancing, the rubble of Syria, drone shots of picturesque Lebanese scenery, as well as archival footage of poetic recitations, the Egyptian revolution and old movies, to name a few. This mélange is at once nostalgia inducing and compellingly present. Additionally, the film shows Saleh in the studio with some of the musicians and producers that play on her album, including Egyptian masters, percussionist Hany Bedair and oud player Hazem Shaheen."
Vartland newspaper, Norway
«Tania Saleh: I cannot let fear control me.»
Tania has just released her 5th album entitled «Intersection», an audio visual experiment combining street art, Arabic calligraphy, poetry and contemporary electronic music, produced by the Norwegian label, KKV with the support of the Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs at KKV, Oslo.
Qantara - Germany
"Music offered so many happy moments. When we crossed the borders of the divided city with the bands, we could see how the media had filled our heads with so much nonsense. Those on the other side – who were supposed to be my enemies – were just as loveable as the people in my immediate surroundings."