Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fawwaz | Amman, Jordan | 12/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To translate Man's suffering does not necessarily have to be bluntly expressed. While allowing Marcel's charming voice and daring strings to exploit you, give the words in this album more time, you will get the whole picture."
A True genius/artist/intellectual/composer
Moses Alexander | Alabama, USA | 02/27/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Marcel Khalife is one of the few musicians/composers that commands my complete respect. Despite living in such turmoil, he never calls for the blood of his opressors, he calls for the elevation of the spirit to rise above triviality, violence and oppression. It is full of lament and cries of hope. He is a true man of principle. He is truly the heart and mind of Lebanon! With songs like "After All That Happened" and "Sing a Little, Oh Birds" you can see the pain experienced in the region. As always, Khalife handles such painful matters in a delicate manner and elevates all those around him. His settings of the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish and others is masterful. I still love his purely instrumental music too ("Jadal" and "Summernite's Dream" are amazing!) Keep up the fight Marcel...your people will be free one day and hopefully live in peace with your neighbors!"
A genius, if I may say...
Salim Halaby | Lebanon | 01/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marcel Khalife is a great artist! He reflects the lebanese style, so unique and so rich. You will notice the depth of this album once you hear it, and undoubtedly, you will fall in love with it. He gathered eastern music with western music, and reached the depthness of the lebanese style. Melodies and harmonies reflect western music, while the non-repetitiveness and the depth of eastern music gave this album a new dimesion. Notice that this album is not all played on the luthe, most of the songs are played by an orchestra, conducted by Marcel himself. GET IT!"