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Whirling Dervishes Of Damascus / Shaykh Hamza Shakkur, Ensemble Al Kindi

Ensemble Al Kindi / Shakkur,Shaykh Hamza
Release Date: 03/13/2012 
Label:  Chant Du Monde   Catalog #: 2741123  
Composer:  TraditionalGeorge MichelQadri Dalal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Al Kindi
Number of Discs: 2 
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Shaykh Hamza Shahhur, the great munshid of Damascus, sings the praises of divine love and God's prophet muhammed in sublime, deep tones, whilst the musicians of the Al-Kindi reply to him, alternating subtle flouroshes and arabesques with refined preludes. This is how a real session of Sama proceeds - It is a truly spiritual concert, a dialogue with the angles, where the only distraction from our state of bliss is the rustling of the dervishes'robes. Shaykh Hamza Shahhur, the great munshid of Damascus, sings the praises of divine love and God's prophet muhammed in sublime, deep tones, whilst the musicians of the Al-Kindi reply to him, alternating subtle flouroshes and arabesques with refined preludes. This is how a real session of Sama proceeds - It is a truly spiritual concert, a dialogue with the angles, where the only distraction from our state of bliss is the rustling of the dervishes'robes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Wasla in Maqam Hijaz by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Al Kindi
2. Wasla in Maqamat Kurd and Bayyati by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Al Kindi
3. Sama’i Rast by George Michel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Al Kindi
4. 'Ud Taqsim by Qadri Dalal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Al Kindi

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