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Sublimely Gracious NES


NES – Ahlam (ACT Music, 2019)

Ahlam (dream in Arabic) is the beautifully-sculpted new album by NES, a trio of virtuoso musicians based in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Valencia, Spain. The ensemble includes multidimensional Spanish percussionist David Gadea, eclectic French cellist Matthieu Saglio and captivating French-Algerian cellist and vocalist Nesrine Belmokh.

NES’ combination of artful cello, light percussion and diverse vocal forms is intensely satisfying. On Ahlam you’ll find masterfully-constructed songs influenced by Arabic music, flamenco, classical music and jazz.

Nesrine Belmokh shifts with ease from American-influenced jazz songs with English vocals to traditional Arabic and flamenco modes.  

The lineup includes Nesrine Belmokh on vocals and cello (on tracks 3 & 7); Mathieu Saglio on cello and vocals; and David Gadea on percussion.

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