Oud Aljazira

classical and popular music from the Middle East

CD 2000 | Music on the go / Buda Music / Socadisc distribution

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It is a complicit and intimate meeting. Fawzy Al-Aiedy improvises on traditional maqâms (learned musical modes) while developing his own artistic voice. It combines written music and oral music, learned art and popular art.

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Fawzy deploys on his oud and in his song a moving melodic and poetic tradition. His dual culture and his creativity also push him to sing his own texts or those of great Arab poets on personal compositions between tradition and creation.

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Fawzy's music concentrates a double will: to communicate with his listeners and with other cultures. The tradition of maquam, learned and popular, becomes a support for improvisation in an intense cultural communication.

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I dedicate this record to my masters at the Baghdad Institute of Music: Rawhi Al-Khammash, Salman Shoukour and the others "- Fawzy

With :

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Fawzy Al-Aiedy : oud, vocals

Adel Shams El Din : percussions (derbouka, Egyptian douf, req)

Bruno Caillat : percussions (tabla, zarb, douf)

Recording and mixing : Jérôme Vicat-Blanc

Recorded at : Studio La Muse en Circuit (Alfortville)

Mixing : at the C & Accords studio (Lyon)

Credits :
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Music : Fawzy (all except 2-4-9), traditional from Iraq, Tunisia and Andalusia, Saïd Derwich

Texts : Tawzfiq Ziyad, Al-Hallaj - Traditional from Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt and Andalusia

Calligraphy : Hassan Massoudy