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East meets East

by Arabandi

Live concert where great artists create a dazzling contemporary exploration of Indian, Arabic, Persian and Turkish music. Arabandi comprises three of the most prominent Israeli musicians in the field of ethnic music joined by a prominant Indian musician.
Genre: World: Middle East Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bint Elshalabia (Lovely Girl)
6:35 $0.99
2. Seven Gates
7:14 $0.99
3. Dawn
7:52 $0.99
4. Shisheler
7:14 $0.99
5. Arabandi
6:30 $0.99
6. Frame Drum Monologue
4:08 $0.99
7. Bandar
8:41 $0.99
8. Durbarod
10:00 $0.99
9. Hope
5:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
Arabandi emerged from the meeting of exceptionally gifted artists from diverse Eastern musical cultures. Each is a master in his field, having a background rich in musical experience as compose, improviser, teacher and performing artist of the highest intenational standards.
In contrast to other musical encounters betwen East and West, Arabandi is a unique fusion between East and East. Although each of the Eastern musical traditions represented in this album has its own specific characteristics (Indian, Arab, Persian and Turkish), they have much in common - both musically as well as historically. Such a collaboration is, threrefore, not only natural but even expected.
Arabandi comprises three of the most prominent Israeli musicians in the field of world ethnic music, all of whom enjoy wide-renging international careers. Tayser Elias - oud & violin, Zohar Fresco - percussion and Amir Shahsar - Persian ney & vocals. They are joined by Krishnamurti Sridhar, one of the most prominent sarod players in India.
Recorded Live in Tel Aviv.



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I can feel the careful sensitivity of these wonderful musicians getting together in such a politically hot area. It feels as if they want to create as much smooth love as possible to spread. They want to do so much good. It's moving music full of much grief, beauty and tenderness. What I found painful was the possibly falsely transplanted audience response after each other song, especially during the first five. It just didn't match. How could such stirring music be met with such forced and stiffied polite claps? Maybe the power of music to heal has its limits. If they could eliminate the audience reaction be they real or canned, I would so much more enjoy this CD. I don't know why it effects me as it does. That aside, the music is full of human beauty and I decided to buy just from hearing the sample clips from this site.


תותחים !!!
אהלן...אני גר בצפון(בצפת)אני מתופף ...שמעתי באותו של חבר בלהקה את זוהר פרסקו בדיסק הזה ערבנדי ..כל נגן אחד אחד קליבר רציני וזוהר פרסקו בילבל אותי עם הרולים שלו

בהצלחה !


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With the haunting, percussive cry of the oud weaving through this symbiosis of Turkish, Persian, Indian, Arabic and Israeli music, there is an emphasis on the points of connection, the territories where these cultures touch and overlap musically and historically. Recorded live in Tel Aviv, "East meets East" sets an example for the collaboration between countries, cultures, human beings and their precious, ancient art forms. Aesthetically and conceptually, this is a disctinct and notable album. Both newcomes to and connoisseurs of Middle Eastern and Indian music will find an exceptional resonance with this album.