Flute Dialogs with Darbuka

Auster Loo – Rhythm And Breath

Auster Loo – Rhythm And Breath (Homerecords.be, 2016)

The Belgian music act Auster Loo includes flute player Lydie Thonnard and percussionist Simon Leleux. The duo was created during a musical trip to Morocco in 2014. Rhythm & Breath is a musical conversation between the flute and the darbuka (North African goblet drum).

On a handful of tracks, the duo is joined by Michel Massot on the trombone, Aurore Leloup on electric guitar, Malabika Brahma on vocals and Sanjay Bhattacherjee on guitar and dotara. Influences include North African, Middle Eastern and Indian music.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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