1 Fatuum Truus
4 Tes Yeux
5 Across the Borderline
8 Head Lock
9 Longa NO Blues
10 The River Wild
11 Rollin' Maryam
A unique integration of folkblues and traditinal Arabic music. 100% pure blend ARABICANA. Special guests: Sophie Cavez & Raphaela Danksagmüller.
Both folk-blues and the Arabic taqsim (the improvised interplay without a fixed rhythm) are exceptionally suited for storytelling; the former in a somewhat rawer way, the latter mostly lyrical and melodic. In the same way as Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie documented their era in the early 20th century, the instrumentalist is the torchbearer of a centuries-old tradition in the virtually unwritten Arabic music culture. Traditional Arabic music differs from other music cultures in the way in which the music scale is subdivided. Thus the music can adopt forms that are nearly impossible in the western octave system.
The new NO blues cd is released in Holland in December 2008, Europe and US will follow in the spring of 2009! It is called LUMEN and Sophie Cavez (BE) on diatonic accordion & Raphaela Danksagmüller on Duduk are our special guests.
After making waves with the first two albums 'Farewell Shalabiye' and 'Ya Dunya' now there is LUMEN.