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Omar Souleyman – To Syria, With Love (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Omar Souleyman
Album: To Syria, With Love
Genre: World
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 338 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

2017 release, the third album from Syrian musician Omar Souleyman. To Syria, With Love, is the follow up to 2015’s Bahdeni Nami. To Syria, With Love is a departure musically and lyrically from his previous material, with focus on more elaborate keyboard and techno elements. Completely setting politics aside, Souleyman consciously shares this personal ode to his native country with an emphasis on his emotional connection to the land and people but not without heartache in view of the nation’s current state. “It’s been six years I’ve been away, and I’m tired of looking for home and asking about my loved ones. My soul is wounded and it’s like having dust in my eyes,” Souleyman says.

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Viswa Mohan Bhatt, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer – Bourbon & Rosewater (1995) [Reissue 2001] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Viswa Mohan Bhatt, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer – Bourbon & Rosewater (1995) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:44 minutes | Full PNG Artwork | 1,9 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full PNG Artwork | 738 MB
Genre: World

Jerry Douglas (dobro) and Edgar Meyer (upright bass) are two of the finest musicians to come out of Nashville in recent years, with their roots in country/bluegrass and classical/jazz respectively. In this recording with V.M. Bhatt, they together explore commonalities and parallels between bluegrass and Hindustani music, proving that the High Lonesome ethos is universal.

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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Jie-Bing Chen, Bela Fleck – Tabula Rasa (1996) [Reissue 2001] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88.2}

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Jie-Bing Chen, Béla Fleck – Tabula Rasā (1996) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:21 minutes | PDF Booklet | 2,19 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | PDF Booklet | 903 MB
Genre: World

Foremost innovator on the banjo, Béla Fleck is joined by Hindustani master V. M. Bhatt and Chinese virtuoso Jie-Bing Chen in a collaboration that begins with a clean slate and culminates in a masterpiece of synthesis. Adding poignant but subtle coloring to this unique work are Hindustani flutist Ronu Majumdar and violinist Sangeeta Shankar, as well the Karnatak percussionist Puvalur Srinivasan on mridangam.

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Simon Shaheen, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt – Saltanah (1996) [Reissue 2001] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

Simon Shaheen, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt – Saltanah (1996) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:15 minutes | Scans included | 3,08 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,14 GB
Genre: World

Two master musicians engage in a fascinating dialogue, blending the Indian rag with the Arabian maqam. These two musical forms are beautifully complementary, but also contrast enough to make things interesting.

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Eleni Karaindrou – Euripides: Medea (2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Eleni Karaindrou – Euripides: Medea (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:45:17 minutes | 837 MB | Genre: World
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © ECM

Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou’s collaborations with stage director Antonis Antypas have generated some of her most powerful music. Medea, like the earlier Trojan Women, comes out of this association. Created to accompany performances at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the music vibrates with emotional intensity. Karaindrou gives her themes to a small ensemble, its sound-colours creating an ambiance both archaic and contemporary, as textures of santouri, ney, lyra and clarinets are combined and contrasted. Even with reduced instrumental forces the composer seems to imply an orchestral scope. Giorgos Cheimonas’ Modern Greek adaptation of Euripides provides the lyrics, movingly sung by a 15-piece chorus under the direction of Antonis Kontogeorgiou and, on two pieces, by the composer.

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Anoushka Shankar – Land Of Gold (2016) [Qobuz 24-44.1]

Anoushka Shankar – Land Of Gold (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:57:49 minutes | 629 MB | Genre: World
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Deutsche Grammophon

Land of Gold is Anoushka Shankars fervent response to the humanitarian trauma of displaced people fleeing conflict and poverty.

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Levon Eskenian, The Gurdjieff Ensemble – Komitas (2015) [Qobuz 24-96]

Levon Eskenian, The Gurdjieff Ensemble – Komitas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:57:40 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: World
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital booklet | @ ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: February, 2015, Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano

The Armenian Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble was founded by Levon Eskenian to play ‘ethnographically authentic’ arrangements of the G.I. Gurdjieff/Thomas de Hartmann piano music. Their debut album on ECM, Music of G.I. Gurdjieff, was widely acclaimed, and won an Edison Award as Album of the Year in 2012. Now Eskenian and his musicians turn their attention to the music of Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935). Composer, ethnomusicologist, arranger, singer and priest, Komitas is popularly held to be the founder of contemporary music in Armenia, and in his work as a collector he explored the connections that uniquely bind together Armenian sacred and secular music. With their special focus on folk instrumentation and inspired arrangements the Ensemble illuminates the deep roots of Komitas’s compositions in this programme recorded in Lugano in February 2015.

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The Gypsy Cuban Project – Havana Night Sessions At Abdala Studios (2016) WEB FLAC

Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit
Source: Digital download
Artist: The Gypsy Cuban Project
Title: Havana Night Sessions At Abdala Studios
Label, Catalog: Universal Music Romania
Genre: Latin Jazz / World
Release Date: 2016
Scans: not included
Size .rar: ~ 341 mb
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