Yuval Ron, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Yair Dalal & Azam Ali
One (Magda, 2003)
Israeli Composer Yuval Ron put together a spectacular ensemble of Middle Eastern musicians, including Turkish, Persian and Arabic artists. Omar Faruk Tekbilek has recorded some of the finest contemporary Middle Eastern music in recent times and he adds his magic touch to this album.Yuval Ron’s compositions draw their inspiration from Armenian traditional chants, Bedouin poems, Sufi chants, and Jewish, Islamic and Christian prayers.
The atmospheric album blends superb performances on ney, kanun, violin and vocals with a string orchestra and well crafted synthesizer layers. Hauntingly beautiful.
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.