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Friday, 21 December 2007

Xarq Al-Andalus -:- Al Tall & Muluk El-Hwa {Moroccan Ensemble} -:- آل تول والمجموعة المغربية ملوك الهوى


Album : Xarq Al-Andalus

Artists :

Al Tall & Muluk El-Hwa {Moroccan Ensemble}
آل تول والمجموعة المغربية ملوك الهوى

Melodies :

01. Absencia -La jove negra
02. Viage de les mans
03. Les pigues
04. Nostalgia
05. Epistola a un amic
06. La tirania-el carrec capgira les virtuts
07. El jardi
08. El vailet nadador
09. La riuada-inundacio d'Alzira
10. Elegia
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Muluk el-Hwa (The Demon of Love) ( ملوك الهوى ) was formed in the 1980s by brothers Elaadili and Ben Bich Abderrahim. A Marrakesh-based outfit, they are essentially Berber in composition and derive their rhythmic patterns from the Gnawa order of the Sufis. Unlike many Chaabi bands, Muluk el-Hwa play only traditional acoustic instruments. The group has collaborated with the Spanish band Al Tall and together they have released Xaeq Al-Andalos, a collection of music from Valencia and Arabic poetry. ~ Leon Jackson, All Music Guide.
In this little-heard but arguably classic recording in the field of cross-genre fusion, Al Tall, the Catalan flamenco outfit, combines with Muluk El-Hwa, a Moroccan Gnawa ensemble. Despite the many similarities in rhythm and aesthetics, as well as geographical and historical distance, the two genres perhaps wouldn't be expected to work so well together. Nonetheless, the two forms fuse almost seamlessly here. Flamenco's palmas (handclapping) meet Gnawa's qaraqeb (metal castanets) for a versatile, organic rhythmic structure. Similarly, the guitarra flamenco and the ginbri fuse together well, with the ginbri generally providing a bassline for the guitar. Vocals are dominated by cante flamenco here, which is perhaps something of a letdown given the power of Gnawa ritual chant. Still, a fine album all around, and worth hearing for fans of either genre represented or for those seeking something completely different.
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