From Yemen to Poland “Soomood”
Oct 6th 2011 Rami Rouhana Band/Album Reviews

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From the deepest caves of the underground comes a band with a catchy style, a band of which almost no one out of Poland and Yemen ever heard of, a band that’s deeply rooted in both African and Middle Eastern cultures while incorporating European musical styles. With a vocalist from Yemen and a group from Poland, Soomood is one unique band.

Once in a while (sometimes a long while), an interesting album comes into the market as a starting band’s fresh debut. Yes it takes a lot of time for the record to gain recognition, sometimes coming out with a bang and launching the band to stardom, and other times leaving the band unknown only to be worshiped by a legion of dedicated fans.

Soomood deserves recognition at least in the Middle East because we are the people who can easily relate to the Middle Eastern blend of music and appreciate the creative work of such a band.


The self-titled album “Soomood” and its lyrics are just about that Soomood (meaning ‘resilience’ in Arabic language). We are people who suffered countless wars and invasions and we still stand.

What distinguishes Soomood from other bands is the work and creativity put into one album, which can be described as pop catchy but at the same time respected work ranging several genres.

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  • Karim Koreitem

    Although not a big fan of the general style of singing, it is very impressive!

  • Karim Koreitem

    May I ask when was this released? Cause I noticed a very familiar bass line in “Land of Sheeba.

  • Rami Rouhana

    Glad you liked it Karim. The singing is unique.

    Released 2006 and again 2007.

    Any guess what other track by which artist is the bass line familiar to ?

  • Karim Koreitem

    Alright, thanks.

    Yes I found out, but the similarity isn’t as striking as I thought it would be. I think the main bass line after the song’s intro sounds similar to the one in Lebanese band Mashrou3 Leila’s “3ubwa”. However, the phrasing is different. Both are very nice bass lines anyways!