Checkpoint 303 - The Iqrit Files

 

artist 
  Checkpoint 303
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title 
  The Iqrit Files
 
country 
  Palestine
 
mainstyle 
  Popular Music
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Kirkelig Kulturverksted
 
year 
  2015
 
length 
 
 
info 

”The Iqrit Files” is a CD featuring the electronica collective Checkpoint303 and singers who grew up in the village of Iqrit in Galilee, but who were forced to flee and abandon their homes. The singers Jawaher Shofani, Wardeh Sbeit and Jihad Sbeit describe what occurred when Israeli soldiers arrived in 1948, making them all homeless and destroying their village. The recordings have been made in these ruins, and the Checkpoint303 collective has framed the voices in a soundscape of electronics, oud, piano and recorded utterances from the political stage.

 
memo 

Tracks:
01. Welcome to iqrit (1:42)
02. In 1948 (5:22)
03. My homeland (4:37)
04. Come back home, all refugees (4:05)
05. Nothern wind (4:31)
06. We intend to depart (3:28)
07. Morning star (4:08)
08. A'ataba (2:37)
09. Road to Jerusalem (2:26)
10. I climbed the top of the mountain (4:04)
11. They rode their horses (3:56)
12. Return back home (1:23)
13. Return to Iqrit (3:09)

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