TootArd - Laissez Passer (LP)

 

artist 
  TootArd
19.50
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title 
  Laissez Passer (LP)
 
country 
  Syria
 
mainstyle 
  Popular Music
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Glitterbeat Records
 
year 
  2017
 
length 
 
 
info 

Laissez Passer is the sound of a band that’s found its voice. The songs seemed to be pulled from the air, to have found them, whether it’s the catchy optimism that transports “A’sfur,” the biting groove that propels “Oya Marhaba,” or the flickering shadows-and-light shifting guitarscape of “Sahra.” With its insistent riff that evokes the space of the desert, glorious driving, funky percussion, and an electric guitar that Nakhleh modified with extra frets to sound like an oud, the song builds a manifesto that bonds West Africa and the Maghreb to the Levant. The result is an Arabic blues, the quiet, sad music of people who have a home but no nationality.

 
memo 

Tracks:
1. Laissez Passer
2. Musiqa
3. Sahra
4. A'sfur
5. Nasma Jabalyia
6. Oya Marhaba
7. Bayati Blues
8. Roots Rock Jabali
9. Circles
10. Syrian Blues

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