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Native name جَدلْ
Origin Amman, Jordan
Genres Arabic Rock, rock, Alternative Rock
Years active 2003–present
Labels Unsigned, past lables: Eka3
Website Official Website
Official Fan Page
Members Mahmoud Radaideh (Song writing, Guitars and Vocals)
Ahmad Zou'bi (Vocals)
Bader Helalat (Keyboards)

JadaL (English: Controversy) (Arabic: جدل‎) is a Jordanian Arabic Rock band from Amman, Jordan, formed in 2003 by Composer/Music Producer/Guitarist Mahmoud Radaideh, which has held various members over the years.


When the band released their first single ‘El Tobah’ (Repentance), a cover of Abdul Halim Hafez’s legendary love song, their musical style, coined as Arabic Rock, was described as ‘groundbreaking’ due to its unique blend of rock and Arabic, or more specifically Jordanian, lyrics.[1]

JadaL then released their first original single, Salma that Mahmoud Radaideh wrote and composed for his niece,[1][2] which quickly became a radio hit and gained many followers, thus cementing JadaL ‘as one of the premier arabic rock bands in the country and the region’.[3] Shortly after, JadaL’s debut album 'Arabic Rocks' was released in 2009, the members back then consisted of Mahmoud Radaideh (Guitars, Compositions), Kamel Almani (Bass, Compositions), Rami Delshad (Vocals) and Laith Nimri (Drums). The album was well-received, staying true to their principles and ‘polished’ rock sound.[1] Produced by Mahmoud Radaideh & Hanna Gargour, the album also featured Palestinian Hip-hop artist DAM (band) on the track ‘Ya Bani Adam’ (You Human Being).[4]

In 2011 a new single was released, 'Bye Bye 3azizi' (Arabic: باي باي عزيزي‎) (Bye Bye My Dear), written and composed by Mahmoud Radaideh and main vocals performed by Ahmad Zoubi.

The second album 'El Makina' (Arabic: الماكينه‎) was released Dec 2012, composed written and produced by Mahmoud Radaideh, performed by: Vocals:Ahmad Zoubi, Mahmoud Radaideh. Acoustic Drums: Ammar Urabi. Bass: Amjad Shahrour, Mahmoud Radaideh. Keyboards and Synthesisers: Bader Helalat, Mahmoud Radaideh, Hani Mezian. Guitars: Mahmoud Radaideh. Mixed by: David Scott. Recorded at Sweetspot Sound works studios in Amman.[5]

In local and international concerts and festivals, JadaL often performs with local and regional artists, such as Amr Diab, Canteca de Maco, , Rim Banna, DAM (band), Omar Al-Abdallat, Mashrou' Leila and others.[6]


•Jara Music Festival 2009
•Jordan Festival 2009[8]
•Jordan Festival 2010
•Turkish Vision Festival 2010[9]
•Bethlehem Festival 2013/2014
•Dum Tak festival 2013



See also[edit]

Music of Jordan
Arabic music


  1. ^ a b c Interview with Mahmoud Radaideh for JO Magazine
  2. ^ Salma, Official Video
  3. ^ triplew.me review
  4. ^ Eka3 Productions
  5. ^ AlRai Daily Newspaper
  6. ^ JadaL Official Website
  7. ^ Eka3 Org
  8. ^ Jordan Festival
  9. ^ Turkish Festival

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