Tracklist

1 – Jabario – Composed By – Aziz Sahmaoui

2 – Sawye – Composed By – Youcef Boukella

3 – Meli Ana – Composed By – Traditional

4 – Gwanir – Composed By – Karim Ziad

5 – Aīt Oumrar – Composed By – Traditional

6 – The Joker – Composed By – Bojan Zulfikarpasic*

7 – Chalini – Composed By – Traditional

8 – Zawiya – Composed By – Aziz Sahmaoui

9 – Yahdik Allah – Composed By – B’net Houriyat*, Karim ZiadNguyên Lê

WDR Big Band Cologne – Jazz Al’Arab

Recorded live at the Kölner Philharmonie, 2006.

Arranged By Michael Gibbs
Artwork By Uwe MelicharAnna Maly @ Factor Design, Hamburg
Edited By Ruth Witt
Engineer : Christian Schmitt
Mastered By Christian Schmitt

Lucas M Schmid : Producer
Michael Gibbs : Conductor
Orchestra : WDR Big Band Cologne
Karim Ziad : vocals, drums
Aziz Sahmaoui : vocals, percussions
Mehdi Askeur : vocals, percussions
Rhani Krija : vocals, percussions

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L’ESPRIT

In Jazz Al’Arab ancient North African music meets the jazz sounds of the WDR Big Band in a collective harmony that breaks through cultural differences and boundaries. A host of different music traditions, rhythms and melodies promise the audience an energising evening full of zeal of vitality.

Jazz Al’Arab is organised in co-operation by WDR Big Band, the Zollverein Foundation and PACT Zollverein and is part of the programme of the European Broadcasting Union’s Conference on International Integration.

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