Monday, June 10 2013
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 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
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
Even the keyboard seems scraped and bleeding.
Tuesday, July 22 2008
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.