March 7, 2014 6:49 pm

Imed Alibi: Safar

The soundscape shimmers and shifts in this ‘soundtrack for a new Arab version of the 21st century’

The Tunisian percussionist Imed Alibi makes, according to producer Justin Adams, a “soundtrack for a new Arab version of the 21st century”.

The soundscape shimmers and shifts, processed and dubbed up; the muted trumpet on “Fanfare D’Alexandrie” could have soundtracked Lawrence Durrell. “Bounawara” growls and grows.

Emel Mathlouthi, the voice of the Arab Spring, adds a human touch on “Maknassy”.

Imed Alibi



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