…His vicious wit, often overlooked in favor of his poetic narratives, surfaces on the title track, while "It Could Have Been a Brilliant Career" summarizes his effortless gift for elegant melancholia. Such small, precious gems are what Belle & Sebastian are all about, and The Boy With the Arab Strap offers another round of timeless, endlessly fascinating folk-pop treasures.
Ofra Haza ( born Bat-Sheva Ofra Haza; 19 November 1957 – 23 February 2000) was an Israeli singer of Yemenite Jewish origin, an actress and international recording artist…
The Arab Orchestra of Barcelona was born in the late twentieth century in Barcelona and up musicians from different backgrounds, such Chefchaoen, Tangiers or Thessaloniki. Its founding members are Mohamed Soulimane (director and violin) and Mohamed Ayoub Bout (voice).
Called by some kawkab al-sharq (star of the East) and by others 'empress of Arab tunes,' Oum Kalthoum, with a voice powerful and clear, can still be heard daily on radio stations in the multitudes of coffee shops and taxis all over the Arab world. Even though she died over two decades ago, her love lyrics, national odes and religious chants continue to affect millions of people. Her audience, as if on cue, hums along or cries in despair in reaction to her range of pitch, filled with nostalgia and yearning, touching the very Arab soul.
A compiled of Premiata Forneria Marconi? But, it is not another ordinary compilation, it is an extract of the first alternative takes of its two first LPs!
Pachacamac is a French group that plays Andean Folk music, led by Alain Geoffroy and Jean-Pierre Bluteau.