|Posted on January 8, 2015 at 8:10 AM||comments (104)|
This is very, VERY sad news.
After two years of fighting and suffering with throat cancer, the French qanoun player, and co-founder of Ensemble Al Kîndi (with his close friend, Adel Shams El Din) and the heart and driving force of bringing Arabic Classical, Sufi, and Ottoman musics to the attention of the world, passed away peacefully in Paris at 3:00pm, January 2nd, 2015.
I'm too torn up about this to write more, so I am reposting here an...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 29, 2012 at 5:25 AM||comments (13)|
Very Highly recommended for riqq players interested in not only playing the riqq correctly, but also on Arabic music of the 20th century, the classical repetoire and the place, and importance of the riqq historically.
|Posted on November 19, 2011 at 5:15 AM||comments (7)|
Ulm Kalthoum - Al-Atlal, Alf Leila we Leila , Ana F'entezarak , El-Hobb Kolloh, Enta Omri, Fakkarooni, Helm, Howwa Sahih, Leilet Hobb, Lessa Faker, Rubaiyat Al-Khayyam, Zekrayat and so much more. Ulm Kalthoum is widely regarded as the greatest female singer in Arab music history. Every song is a treasure trove for any riqq player. Seek out the rarer discs between 1930-1955 such as ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 9, 2011 at 8:10 AM||comments (1)|