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Monday, June 10 2013

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.


Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.


Monday, May 17 2010

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.


Thursday, July 23 2009

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

Even the keyboard seems scraped and bleeding.


Tuesday, July 22 2008

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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