During the course of two parts, the first with the three Joubran brothers ("graceful, generous and talented") and the second surrounded by his "Arabic Band" with its traditional instruments (kawala, ud darbuka), Karim Baggili invites us on a journey to the east and this Jordan of which he keeps so many memories.
Swing, waltz, bossa nova, song: the repertoire is original and varied. Daniel Willem’s quintet oozes a maturity and openness typical of enduring music groups. The warm sound of the leader's violin, Tchavo Bergers' accordion, the rhythms of Popso Weiss and Sylvestre Berger, Patrick Willem's bass and the fabulous solo guitar of Samson Schmitt, all contribute to the creation of this specific musical world.
The Ghent Folk Violin Project started in 2012 and is an initiative of violinist/composer Wouter Vandenabeele, a fixed value in the Belgian folk and worldmusic scene. GFVP mixes traditional melodies with new compositions where the violin plays the important role.
Quark is the result of a musical experiment whose aim it is to combine the “electronised” trombone and the compositions of Adrien Lambinet with the synthetic groove of the drums of Alain Deval. The album can be described as minimalistic, animate, loaded with emotions and restraint, yet each particle of the album seems to be singular and personal. Quark promises to challenge the laws of physics!
On this album, Emre Gültekin collected his befriended musicians as a tribute to his father, teacher and inspiration: Lütfü. The diversity of the musicians couldn’t be more symbolic.
A tribute to liberty. A tribute to beauty.
(Peter Van Rompaey - Muziekpublique)