El Khat - Saadia Jefferson (LP)

 

artist 
  El Khat
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title 
  Saadia Jefferson (LP)
 
country 
  Yemen
 
mainstyle 
  Popular Music
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Batov Records
 
year 
  2019
 
length 
 
 
info 

Dismantling lyrics, melodies and compositions from Yemeni folk songs, El Khat delve into uncharted sonic territory updating Yemen's ancient culture. Using an orchestra of instruments old and new, many repurposed from junk objects and turned into instruments that sound similar to traditional Arabic and North African lutes and percussion, Tel Aviv based El Khat have imagined an indelible stamp of polyphonic, harmony soaked, pan-Arabic braindance. You can pick out certain influences such as Omar Souleyman and dabkefolk characterised by trance-inducing chants (Wahed Mozawej), the searing Ethiopique organ of Mulatu Astatke (Ala Jina Nuhayiykum), and the unashamedly sing-along choruses of Bowie or McCartney (Balagh Al Achbaab).

 
memo 

Tracks:
1. Ya Raiyat 4:45
2. Ptiha 2:09
3. Balagh Al Achbaab 4:50
4. Atabina - Part I 4:30
5. Ala Jina Nuhayiykum 5:59
6. Atabina - Part II 4:20
7. Wahed Mozawej 7:02
8. Munajimin 5:15
9. Al Ard' Amamak 7:04
10. Daasa 4:26
11. Marhaban Ahlan 6:32
12. Al Ard' Amamak - Part II 1:15

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