Jazz and world fusion pioneer Al Di Meola will be releasing a new video titled Morocco Fantasia on DVD and Blu-ray on January 24. The 2009 concert was shot in Morocco, at the renowned Mawazine Festival in Rabat, featuring a crack band and special guests.
Al Di Meola’s performance in 2009 also represented a gathering of different cultures and religions – Al Di Meola (guitar), Peo Alfonsi (2nd guitar), Fausto Beccalossie (accordion), Gumbo Ortiz (percussion), Victor Miranda (bass), Peter Kaszas (drums), and with special guests from Morocco, Said Chraibi (oud), Abdellah Meri (violin) and Tari Ben Ali (percussion).
On his third trip to Morocco, the public gave this exceptional guitarist a rousing reception and showed its openness towards Western music.
Al Di Meola wowed the audience with a repertoire containing not just familiar songs but also new tracks from his current album, Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody.
The bonus material includes excerpts from the rehearsals, from the soundcheck and Al Di Meola performing a session while visiting a bazaar, etc.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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