3 novembre 2017

www.musicframes.nl – Mattie Poels

Again Ialma‘s new album ‘Camiño’ is a great trip into the musical heritage from Galicia (Northern Spain). In coörparation with Belgian musicians these four (previously five) Spanish singers recorded this metaphorical album on which they build a bridge between Santiago de Compostela and the cosmopolitan Brussels. Galicia is known for its exceptional Celtic folk. They […]

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3 novembre 2017

worldmusiccentral.org – Angel Romero

Splendid Jedid Osama Abdulrasol Quintet – Jedid (Home Records, 2016) Jedid is an excellent album by Belgium-based Iraqi qanun maestro and composer Osama Abdulrasol. His quintet features Belgian and Canadian musicians who come from the classical and jazz music fields. So it’s no surprise that Jedid is a fabulous mix of Arabic, jazz, classical, Sephardic […]

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3 novembre 2017

Music Frames – Mattie Poel

Osama Abdulrasol, the Iraqi who lives in Belgium, enriches the musical spectrum with a stunningly distinctive mix of oriental and western sounds. His new album ‘Jedid‘ is a great collection of spherical music played on cello, accordion, percussion and the convincing voice of Helena Schoeters. Osama Abdulrasol is a much-sought-after musician who fled to Belgium […]

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3 novembre 2017

Rootsworld.com – Dylan McDonnell

Jedid, the title of the latest project by Iraqi musician Osama Abdulrasol and his quintet, might refer to an Arabic/Urdu word meaning “modern” or “new,” an apt label for a body of composition that seeks to bridge languages and musical styles with common themes in fairly refreshing ways. Abdulrasol, a master of the ‘ud and […]

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3 novembre 2017

tsmiske.be – Bart Vanoutrive

Met zijn kwintet bouwt Osama Abdulrasol (qanun en oud) onverdroten verder aan een brug tussen Oost en West. Zijn nieuwste album ‘Jedid’ (‘Nieuw’) voert ons binnen in een wereld waarin hij zijn Iraakse roots laat versmelten met diverse andere culturen. Hij laat zich hierbij omringen door de instrumentale virtuozen Philippe Thurlot (accordeon), Lode Vercampt (cello) […]

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