Hafla (Enja CD 9153-2, 2004)
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.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 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. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.