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    Abdelli “Among Brothers” [Real World]

    Abderrahmane Abdelli is an Algerian musician (from the
    “Kabyl” – an ancient Berber collective of musicians).
    The “Kabyl” have historically been unflinching in their
    assessment via song of the political powers that be, and
    this does not sit well with the fundamentalist Islamic
    leaders of Algeria. Thus Abdelli has worked in exile in
    Belgium since the early 1990’s. This album was created
    over three years, taking the basic songs of Abdelli’s
    raspy yet sweet voice and his mandola (an instrument
    like an oud). Then in the Real World manner, folding in
    other spices, musicians, flavors and countries. Often
    his mandola traces the vocals, as does flute at times
    and some spiky fiddling as well. Spry slithering sounds
    are slathered on the tracks, giving this the power of
    gypsy music and the dramatic highlighting of Peter
    Gabriel’s “Passion” soundtrack to “The Last Temptation
    of Christ.” Pristine recording machinations do not
    molest the stirring soul of these songs.

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 9, 2005 at 2:48 am
  • Filed as CD,Format,International
  • 2 comments

  • 2 Comments

    el bimbo jet song

  • Comment by BF, April 12th, 2007 1:02 am
  • http://globalorgasm.org/

  • Comment by BF, April 12th, 2007 1:12 am

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