Intimate, affecting singing and dramatic settings of classical Andalusian-Algerian M’djanba and Mazmum noubas, accompanied by tar and darbuka percussion, lute, violin, qanun zither, and stringed kwitra.
Profoundly austere and soulful playing and singing by this young Syrian.
Utterly beautiful and highly recommended.
The kanoun has 72-78 strings, in threes across a sound box made of wood and fish skin, played with picks by both hands. These are refreshing new recordings in modern and trad styles, Arab and European.