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Ayman Fanous: Negoum

Read "Negoum" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Guitarist and composer Ayman Fanous is a musical explorer who thrives in duet settings. He has recorded three such outings over a span of a dozen years, the latter of which is the mystical and haunting Negoum (Stars in Arabic). On it Fanous collaborates with the restlessly inventive cellist Frances-Marie Uitti, who has pushed boundaries of ...

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Ayman Fanous / Frances-Marie Uitti: Negoum

Read "Negoum" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The very flexible tone systems of the Middle East and Southern Asia have influenced Western music for decades. From John Coltrane to Jimmy Page and George Harrison, the sounds of those regions have often successfully fused with the disciplined beat of the West. Egyptian-born, New York-based guitarist and bouzouki player Ayman Fanous and American-born, Paris-based cellist ...

Negoum

Label: Mode Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Adhara; Alnilam; Caph; Alnitac; Megrez; Alioth; Zaurac; Rasalased; Nekkar.

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Jason Kao Hwang / Ayman Fanous: Zilzal

Read "Zilzal" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The music forged by Egyptian guitarist/bouzouki player Ayman Fanous and violinist/violist Jason Kao Hwang is alternately thoughtful, prickly, exasperating, mournful, and enchanting. It speaks to mysteries and histories, capturing and refracting the shared language, cross-cultural references, and mystic vibes that these two men have been cultivating and exploring together for fifteen years. “Zilzal" ...

Labyrinths

Label: Konnex Records
Released: 2007


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