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Basel Rajoub: The Queen of Turquoise [Digipak]

Track List

>Bedaya
>Queen of Turquoise, The
>Helvetica
>Hamam
>11:11
>Jasmine Tree
>Aleppo Music Box
>Ya the Elqawam
>Waffa

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Basel Rajoub's Soriana Project is a body of musical works by Syrian composer and instrumentalist Basel Rajoub. The project features collaborations with like-minded artists celebrating their heritage and paying homage to the gift of musical knowledge. Rajoub is a saxophonist and composer-improviser who creates contemporary tradition-based music inspired by Middle Eastern rhythms and melodic modes as well as jazz. The Queen of Turquoise explores the versatility of tradition in contemporary settings.

Album Notes

Personnel: Basel Rajoub (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Lynn Adib (vocals); Kenan Adnawi (oud); Feras Charestan (qanoun); Andrea Piccioni (percussion).

Liner Note Author: Basel Rajoub.

Recording information: Entropya Studio, Balanzano, Perugia, IT; Ragdoll Production, Sweden.

Translator: Geneviève Begou.



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