Athat unites Jewish and Arab musicians

Israel – Athar (Footprints) is the new album by by virtuoso ud player
& composer Sameer Makhoul. It is a blend of traditional Arab music, ancient
poetry and Turkish and Andalusian music. A wealth of cultures and rhythms in
music and poetry have been combined to create the a remarkable sound. Makhoul is a native of the village of Peki’in (Galilee). His recording is a
rare example of collaboration between Israel’s very finest Jewish and Arab
musicians: Sameer Makhoul, Nasim Dakwar, Naor Carmi, Assaf Zamir, Butrus Khuri,
Eissa Awad, Alfred Hajjar and Eyal Sela. Athar is available from Magda
Records (MGD045).