Zai El Mataha زي المتاهة
type: short sleeve t-shirt تي شيرت نص كم
manufacturer: mostakell مستقلّ
release date: 17th September 2015
colors: white أبيض
sizes: small, medium, large صغير، متوسط، كبير
fabric: 100% cotton قطن
print: 3-sided ثلاثة جهات
style: round-neck رقبة دائرية
Zai El Mataha is a powerful phrase taken from the lyrics of one of Halawella album’s iconic songs (Walaa Soda), the phrase written on the T-shirt’s back side. Literally “Like a Maze, Living in Focus”; a maze is illustrated on the front-side, and fully focused but tired eyes on the back, reflecting the song’s powerful (sometimes black) irony.
Maryam Saleh and Zeid Hamdan's album (Halawella) is a rough manipulation of the usual patterns that can occasionally border on sarcasm. Maryam, with her sharp, bold voice, gives new life to the songs surpassing the meaning behind the lyrics and creating an ironic paradox that pulls the listeners in and forces them try to decipher the direct meaning and what is hidden behind it. On the other hand, Zeid leaves no room for predictable compositions. He delves into musical heritage and comes up with a surprising modern interpretation or creates a dramatic melody fitting with Maryam's performance.