| Avo Demerjian
Yazan Al Rousan
Burhan Al Ali
Arabic rock, Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock
El Morabba3, JadaL, Akher Zapheer, Mashrou' Leila, Massar Egbari
ِAutostrad (Arabic: أوتوستراد) is a Jordanian indie band from Amman, Jordan, formed in 2007.
Avo Demerjian - bass guitar and vocals
Bashar Hamdan - saxophone and keyboard
Yazan Al Rousan - guitar and main vocals
Burhan Al Ali - drums and vocals
Autostrad's music is influenced by a mix of rock, reggae, Latin and funk combined with their own created lyrics of Jordanian slang. The topics draw inspiration from everyday life in Jordan, the group conveys stories of love, struggle, financial challenges, drug abuse, and finding oneself through their music. The band has gained popularity amongst Jordanian youth because of their music evokes daily life in the country. They have record three albums: Fe Autostrad (2008), Autostrad (2011) and Nitrogen (2013).
They have toured the Arab Middle East, at times fostering controversy. Their tour that included the Golan Heights, Nazareth, Haifa, Ramallah and Jerusalem's Old City drew criticism because of their decision to cross the Jordan River using a visa issued by the Israeli Embassy in Amman.
In 2014, they were invited to play in London as part of their tour. It was their first time playing outside the Arab World.
They have also appeared several times on television, most notably when they were featured in a show by Ro'ya TV and also when they were hosted by Bassem Youssef on Egyptian TV show called Al Bernameg. In 2015 they took part in a major musical contest against Jordanian band El Morabba3.
Autostrad (band) Wikipedia