Yacoub Abu Ghosh: How the Music is Made
- Veteran independent Jordanian composer Yacoub Abu Ghosh
- New epic album that you can be part of
- Yacoub Abu Ghosh, a Jordanian composer, performer, producer and arranger, quietly crept into the music industry in 1997 as a bass player, and then became a band leader in 2004 playing his own music in bands like Zaman Al Zaatar
- Yacoub currently has a crowd funding campaign for an upcoming project that will bring together musicians from across the Arab world to produce an album that can potentially change the standards of Arabic music as we know it
To cut it short
Now I’m not going to lie to you, I didn’t know much about Yacoub when I first met him at work a few months ago, but what I did know was that a lot of people certainly do. Every musician I know or have talked to knows and appreciates Yacoub Abu Ghosh for the musician that he is and for what he stands for. He has an ear for quality music and he’s always ready to hold the bar high and never settles.
Not a lot of people know; however, how and when the music is made…
“I’ve always known that I’m better at doing certain tasks at certain times. For example, I’m most productive when I wake up early in the morning, so that’s when I try to get the boring tasks out of the way. But as the day progresses, productivity drops and creativity rises.
However, I feel equally productive and creative when it’s the other way around and I’m waking up at 12 or 1 pm. I always seem to have great energy to play with Ziko my son and for family time in general in the afternoon.
Right around midnight, I experience a late night rush of creativity, and that’s when the magic happens! The music is created in the wee hours of the morning, usually between 1 am – 4 am (the majority of my five albums were created during that time). But the ingredients are collected all day long; anything that I do or see is part of the music making process. Every hour in the studio, on my guitar, in front of my computer, every interaction, every incident with drivers or random people I meet, it all contributes to the music.”
Yacoub’s latest project is a crowd funding campaign to produce his upcoming album “2ayqithini”. The album is a game changer that will revolutionize Arabic alternative music as we know it by recapturing the golden age of Arabic music in modern settings.
A simple click from you will help Yacoub produce his album and help him change the standards of current Arabic music…