Hold your breath! ‘Moksha’, a collaborative yoga playlist by Nouf Marwaai and Deezer, is here


Nouf heads the Arab Yoga Foundation, which has coached more than 10,000 yogis in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia loves yoga. And we want to make sure you can practice wherever you are. Say namaste to our box-fresh playlist!

Moksha by Nouf is a yoga-themed playlist, now streaming on Deezer. It’s created by Nouf Marwaai, the Kingdom’s first certified yoga instructor. The playlist is named after the Indian concept of ‘liberation’. ‘Moksha’ is also how yoga frees the mind and body.

Moksha by Nouf has 20 tracks. Listen to them and work out all your stresses. The tracks cover Hatha Yoga, the practice of physical yoga postures. And they also cover Yoga Nidra, or deep meditation techniques.

“Yoga for me has been life-changing. It helped me overcome several health issues. It inspired me to found the Arab Yoga Foundation,” explains Nouf. “Music can help you get into the flow of your yoga session. Music helps me move to a meditative state as I practice yoga. Mind, body, and breath, all align in harmony with the beats. Music is yoga for the soul!”opt1

Today, yoga is officially recognized in Saudi Arabia as a sport. That’s thanks to Nouf’s efforts. She has coached more than 10,000 people in Saudi Arabia so far.

“It’s no wonder Saudi Arabia loves yoga. It helps overall fitness and good mental health. Something we all need in today’s times! With Nouf’s playlist, we can enjoy our yoga sessions even more. I find listening to music during yoga helps me focus better,” notes Mark Abou Jaoude, regional Head of Content, Artist marketing, and Label Relations, Deezer.

Nouf adds: “The ultimate playlist for Saudi yogis is here! Moksha spans Tibet, India, America, and more. It has soul-stirring tracks by Mike Rowland and Shantala. Along with sacred sounds of Tibetan chants and Native American flutes. It is eclectic and amazing! Moksha will help you mentally declutter. Listen to it and ease into a deeper state of meditative awareness.”

Kick-off your well-being journey with Nouf’s top tips:

  •     Yoga is not a competition. When you are on the mat, focus your thoughts inwards. You can’t be a perfect yogi, but you can perfect your discipline. Stay humble.
  •     You don’t need a whole new wardrobe to practice yoga – any comfortable clothes are fine.
  •     Use music to help you focus and center yourself.


Amy Roko and Deezer Break New Ground with Saudi Today, Deezer’s First Original Podcast for the Kingdom


Deezer’s five-part series features social media pioneer Amy Roko in conversation with Saudi trailblazers.

You sang with us for the homeland commemorating the 90th Saudi National Day, and today we are here to help you continue celebrating all things Saudi with the launch of our first original podcast for the Kingdom. Saudi Today is a fresh collaboration with Saudi writer, actor and artist Amy Roko, and it is streaming now on Deezer!

The binge-worthy, five-episode Arabic podcast series is packed with cultural insights and commentary on comedy, film, music, digital content and tourism. In each episode, you have Amy chatting with a trailblazer from the Saudi cultural scene. Through freewheeling and honest conversations, you get to know more about their personal journeys, creative challenges, and insights on all that’s happening in the Kingdom.

Fearless, funny and smart, Amy loves smashing stereotypes. After ruling Vine and Instagram, she is now breaking new ground with Saudi Today. Amy explains: “We are always being asked about living and working in Saudi Arabia. Now you can hear it straight from the people who are in the thick of the action. Podcasts are an exciting medium to share our experiences and perspectives as Saudi creatives. And Saudi Today also shines a light on all the amazing things happening in my country.”

Tarek Mounir, Deezer MENAT CEO, says: “Our listeners want more local content, and we heard them! With Saudi Today, you can get closer to some incredibly talented people, unplugged and real as they sit down to chat with the super-talented Amy Roko. If you ever wondered what the new Saudi Arabia sounds like, tune in. You’ll be entertained, informed and wowed by the breadth and diversity of the Kingdom’s talent.”

Guests on Saudi Today are influential creatives from different walks of life. They include comedian Ibraheem Khairallah, content creator Omar Hussein, travel journalist Nara Alomayri, filmmaker Fatima Albanawi, and hip hop artist Lil Eazy.

Amy’s fresh perspectives are in sync with the new cultural shift in the Kingdom. Culture is a way of life and an engine for economic growth. Culture is also a part of Saudi Arabia’s ambitious national transformation. The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 states that culture is “indispensable to our quality of life” and notes that Saudi Arabia must increase both the quality and quantity of its cultural activities. With Saudi Today, Deezer is now the platform voicing the dreams and aspirations of the Kingdom.


Deezer calls on Saudis to capture the Kingdom’s musical spirit


Everyone invited to nominate songs to create “Saudi Flow” – the first of its kind user-created playlist for the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia is getting ready to celebrate its 90th National Day! Deezer, the global music streaming service, wants to help people celebrate this important day. The company is launching a special campaign called “Let’s sing for the homeland”. Deezer is inviting all music fans to use a specially designed online feature to nominate songs that best express the love that people have for the Kingdom.

Music fans all over the nation can nominate their songs from 20th September 2020. The final compilation of songs will be unveiled on Saudi National Day under the banner of ‘Saudi Flow: Le Noghani Lel watan’. It will be a unique musical experience, created by music fans and curated by Deezer to celebrate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It will be the nation’s exclusive musical expression of love, pride, and beauty, showcasing the country’s musical DNA.pr-a-1920x1080-copy

The goal of the campaign is to bring the nation closer together through music, in keeping with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman’s slogan “Himma Hatta al-Qimma”. The slogan recognizes The Crown Prince’s sentiment which compares Saudi strength to the Tuwaiq Mountain near Riyadh.

Tarek Mounir, Deezer MENAT CEO, said: “We want every music fan to be able to celebrate their love for this beautiful and spirited country. We have imagined ‘Let’s sing for the homeland’ as a place where people can come together as one, united by music. Just like Flow for a music fan, Saudi Flow: Le Noghani Lel Watan will be a reflection of the Nation’s musical DNA. I would like to invite everyone to join the online celebrations and create the nation’s first Flow!”

Saudi Flow is inspired by Deezer’s signature feature – ‘Flow’. Based on a proprietary algorithm and recommendations from Deezer’s professional music editors, Flow offers an endless mix of old favorites and new recommendations in one ever-evolving stream. Flow is entirely live and adapts in real-time to users’ music preferences. While Deezer’s algorithm is responsible for presenting every listener’s personal preferences, the Flow of a whole country should reflect the preferences of its people, but it is still supported by Deezer’s editors and technology.

Join the celebrations today and nominate your song by visiting nationaldayplaylist.com Saudi Flow: Le Noghani Lel Watan will be available on Deezer on September 23rd, 2020.

Every year, the National Day holidays are marked with festivities, parades, and dance performances across the country, with the Kingdom swathed in a sea of green and white. This year, the celebrations have largely moved online owing to social distancing regulations in place.