Wednesday, June 14

Alif - Aynama-Rtama (2014)

"Alif is the collective sound of five musicians at the forefront of independent music in the Arab world. ... Their self-produced debut, Aynama-Rtama (Arabic - translated as Wherever It Falls) is a reflection of its time and environment. Recorded between Beirut in Cairo in 2014, it is a shape-shifting album that twists and turns when you least expect it. Innovative instrumentation, poignant words from avant-garde poets such as Sargon Boulos and Mahmoud Darwish, and the abstract worlds penned by the band’s vocalist Tamer Abu Ghazaleh coalesce to create an intense labyrinth of sounds and emotions. ..."
Alif Music (Audio)
A thrilling debut of contemporary Arabic music
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