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Alcantara
Amina Alaoui
Alcantara
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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The ancient Andalusian poetry that Moroccan singer Amina Alaoui brings to radiant life in Alcantara has been in her family for generations. Her relatives sang the 500-year-old poems at gatherings and her grandmother murmur...  more »

      
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All Artists: Amina Alaoui
Title: Alcantara
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ethnic
Release Date: 6/11/2007
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Middle East, Arabic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 713746098520

Synopsis

Amazon.com's Best of 1998
The ancient Andalusian poetry that Moroccan singer Amina Alaoui brings to radiant life in Alcantara has been in her family for generations. Her relatives sang the 500-year-old poems at gatherings and her grandmother murmured them while working on embroidery. The CD, whose title means "the bridge," takes listeners over time and land to the Muslim dynasties of medieval Spain and the music created there. This unique, melodious music along with Alaoui's aromatic voice makes Alcantara one of the best CDs of 1998. --Karen Karleski

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CD Reviews

Dazzling virtuosity
04/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The clarity of Alaoui's voice is profound. Be careful when listening to the hauntingly beautiful 'Istikhbar Zidane'--it will stay in your head for weeks."
Could have been better.
W. J. Anderson MD | 07/30/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"After her Gharnati cd (Ethnic, 6806), Alaoui's Alcantara came as a disappointment. This one suffers from poor material selection and poor instrumental support. Nevertheless, this cd has its good moments, such as the last track. For those starting to listen to Andalusi music, the Gharnati cd is a better choice."
Voice like a waterfall
03/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Her voice is supple and rippling, you want to let it wash over you like a waterfall. Her improvisations are stunning."