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).

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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