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Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes of Rita

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Il musicista tunisino Anouar Brahem aggiunge un altro tassello alla sua personale sintesi di oriente e occidente. Dopo il capitolo in trio con Jean-Louis Matinier e François Couturier documentato da due album (Le pas du chat noir e Le voyage de Sahar), decisamente orientato verso un impressionismo cameristico di stampo europeo, ritorna alla dimensione più mediorientale dei suoi primi ...

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Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes of Rita

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The Astounding Eyes of Rita rings to life on four resonant notes from Tunisian oudist Anouar Brahem, joined in short order by the deep, rich tone of Klaus Gesing's bass clarinet. The music sounds ancient, like something from an old civilization, full of past truths that still hold true.

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Anouar Brahem: The Astounding Eyes of Rita

Read "The Astounding Eyes of Rita" reviewed by John Kelman

In the world of the oud--the fretless, Middle Eastern incarnation of the lute--there are three artists who are moving the instrument--and its centuries-old tradition--forward. Tunisian-born Dhafer Youssef has explored the integration of technology and western classicism on Divine Shadows (Jazzland, 2006), while Lebanese-born Rabih Abou-Khalil has investigated a nexus with horn-driven large ensemble on The Cactus ...