Adel Salameh, ‘Ud Virtuoso

Adel Salameh – Hafla

Adel Salameh – Hafla (Enja CD 9153-2, 2004) and Kanza (Enja CD 9137-2, 2002)

‘Ud virtuoso Adel Salameh performs contemporary Middle Eastern music that combines classical Arabic and jazz sensibilities. He has a preference for chamber-style acoustic ensembles.

On Hafla, Salameh uses an ensemble of six: Adel Salameh on ‘ud and vocals; Naziha Azzouz on vocals; Bruno Sansalone on clarinet; Mohamad Daftari on violin; Dahmane Khalfa on percussion; and Jorge “Negrito” Trasante on drums.

Adel Salameh – Kanza

Kanza includes a smaller cast of top of the line musicians: Adel Salameh on ‘ud; Naziha Azzouz on vocals; the well known Barbaros Erkose on clarinet; and Abdel Ghani Krija on darbuka, riq and bendir.

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 Televisión Española (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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