Le Trio Joubran


(World Village)

The three Joubran brothers have always played their ouds like an oncoming thunderstorm: am ominous rumble illuminated by flashes of lightning-fast virtuosity. For AsFâr, their fifth album, the soundscape is widened. Youssef Hbeisch, their percussionist, comes more to the fore, driving rhythms around the beat, and the peripatetic Tunisian vocalist Dhafer Youssef adds unearthly singing like sun peeping though clouds.

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