Articles tagged syria

Nawa: Ancient Sufi Invocations and Forgotten Songs from Aleppo

Not a long album, but potent.

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Various Artists: Dabke: Sounds of the Syrian Houran

The mejwiz double-reed flute bucks like a python cut in half, the drum boom-booms, the singers do everything at a shout-volume.

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Omar Souleyman: Jazeera Nights

Omar Souleyman is far from being a "typical" world music artist, even if he remains a fine example of what many musicians typically do around the world, namely experiment with, extemporize, and extend musical styles.

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17 May 2010 // 8:30 AM

Gaida: Levantine Indulgence

At times a song offers to bear a more passionate weight than the musicians are willing to give it, and then the softness becomes frustrating.

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Omar Souleyman: Dabke 2020: Folk & Pop Sounds of Syria

Even the keyboard seems scraped and bleeding.

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Various: The Rough Guide to Arabic Café

Listening to the Rough Guide to Arabic Café, I realised that this is not the same as the music you would expect to hear if you were sitting in a Western coffee shop.

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'Five Came Back' Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

// Short Ends and Leader

"This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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