Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Bachir Attar|
Jajouka Between the Mountains
Genres: World Music, Pop
Essential live recording
Mike | 02/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If only for the 8 minute extended drumming break at the end of Bughudia. If this isn't able to get you moving you're dead!
Forget about the overpriced sharks, the good news is it's still available new directly from Womad Select online."
The Real Long Night
James L. | Virginia, United States | 04/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Of all the Jajouka albums, this one either my first or second favorite. I like first of all the chance to hear the compositions in fuller, more fleshed out, form. Each is around 20 minutes long and includes an introduction, the main composition (usually with a sung text) and a section where the Musicians attempt to outdo each other with their variations and melodic/rhythmic inventions. Each of the three tracks is also in a different style, the first featuring stringed instruments, the second the flutes, and the third the raitas (oboe-like instruments). Each style articulates its melodies in different ways.But none of that would matter if the Musicians weren't feeling it, and they are feeling it very deeply here. You can tell that they are presenting the audience witnessing this concert with a true gift. At very least, it's their most joyful recording.The Master Musicians of Jajouka are planning a new release for later in 2004. Be sure to look for it."