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Anouar Brahem – Barzakh

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Barzakh, recorded in 1990, was the ECM debut of Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem - an album whose grace and authority immediately attracted the attention of the press and the public

"Phenomenal...this is pure Arabic music, without world music frills," Karl Lippegaus wrote in stereo

Brahem was supported here by Bechir Selmi, the sensitive violinist of the Music Ensemble of Tunis, and the percussionist Lassad Hosni, whose playing on the frame drum and Darbouka also became important components of later Brahem albums such as Conte de l'incroyable amour and Astrakan Café.

In addition to his improvisational brilliance, Barzakh also demonstrated Brahem's talent as a composer of gripping themes and melodies that shine from within - as can be heard here in pieces such as "Raf Raf", "Parfum de Gitane", "Kerkenah" and others.


"...a melodic and rhythmic power that simply excites. (...) "First-class sound, crisp-free pressing." (Audio, December 2017)


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Release details

Artist: Anouar Brahem
Label: ECM Records
Format: LP
Units: 1
Country: Germany
Style: Contemporary


A1 Raf Raf
A2 Barzakh
A3 Sadir
A4 Ronda
A5 Hou
A6 Sarandib
B1 Souga
B1 Parfum De Gitane
B2 Bou Naouara
B3 Kerkenah
B4 La Nuit Des Yeux
B5 Le Belvédère Assiége
B6 Qaf