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Jerusalem Under Fire
Badawi
Jerusalem Under Fire
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
 
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AMG EXPERT REVIEW: Due to releases like Jerusalem Under Fire, Israeli percussionist Badawi (real name Raz Mesinai) has become one of the world's most renowned Middle Eastern percussionists. He's become an influential figur...  more »

      
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All Artists: Badawi
Title: Jerusalem Under Fire
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: ROIR
Original Release Date: 9/16/1997
Release Date: 9/16/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Middle East, Reggae, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 053436823422

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AMG EXPERT REVIEW: Due to releases like Jerusalem Under Fire, Israeli percussionist Badawi (real name Raz Mesinai) has become one of the world's most renowned Middle Eastern percussionists. He's become an influential figure for the New York City trip-hop (or illbient) style of underground dancehall/dub music, a scene that has spawned the likes of DJ Spooky, DJ Olive, and a host of others. Amazingly, almost all the sounds you hear on Jerusalem Under Fire are played by Badawai himself, who handles percussion, flute, and effects duties, as well as supplying the string arrangements and remixing and rearranging the songs. Two other musicians (violinist Simi Sernaker and tabla player Karsh Kale) help fill out the already rich sound, while all of the compositions are entirely instrumental. Highlights are many, but the very best would have to be the constant violin swirl of "Soldier of Midian," and the percussion-driven opening track "Critical Combustion," and the traditional reggae sounds of "Kill the Messenger." ? Greg Prato (All Music Guide)
 

CD Reviews

Old-school dub with an arab twist
ChairmanLuedtke | Princeton, NJ, USA | 08/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Any lover of dub music who is bored with the current orthodoxy of Mad Professor/Massive Attack-type Brit techno-dub should check out Badawi and his return to the old-school roots of reggae. Echoing such dub masters as Scientist and King Tubby, Badawi manages to be creative and innovative not only by putting an Arab, percussion-heavy slant on dub tracks, but also by mixing up the tempo and instrumentation of the songs to cross over with styles like rocksteady and rai. This album is a must-have for all fans of dub, as well as fans of all world music crossovers and synthesis in general. Also, if you like Badawi but would prefer lyrics (in French, English and Arabic), you should check out the French band "Gnawa Diffusion"."