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Origine du Groupe : Palestine , Egypt

Style : Poetry , World Music

Sortie : 2006

Tracklist :

[.01.] Amrika
[.02.] Listen, Tonight
[.03.] Rachel's War
[.04.] Ephratha
[.05.] Wall Against Our Breath
[.06.] Abu Jamal's Olive Trees
[.07.] Maher Salem's Deaf Father
[.08.] Will Soliman Solo
[.09.] Electric Arabiya
[.10.] Quest for Pale Sand
[.11.] Spell, sung by Fawzia Afzal-Khan
[.12.] Spell


One of New York’s most gifted young poets (Lives of Rain, 2005, Interlink) has teamed
with multi-instrumentalist Will Soliman to join literature and music in a spare, intense
performance of understated emotional power that will surprise, delight and stun. Drawing
from published and new poetry, Handal explores themes that resonate with identities,
departures, losses and closely guarded aspirations, all coming out of her
Palestinian/American/Hispanic tossed salad of experiences. Her voice is in complete
command of her words, alternately forceful, tender, silky or indignant at injustice,
slipping amid English, French, Arabic and Spanish just enough to keep the listener
slightly off balance, not quite comfortable—for this is not a poetry of comfort—and as
rhythmic as Soliman’s atmospheric, often restrained accompaniments. Together they
produce an art that transcends the artists themselves, calling up recollections of Gil Scott-
Heron’s iconic musical poetry of African-American life in the 1960’s and 1970’s and
John Trudell’s white-hot poems, backed by Lakota song, from Native American
experience of the 1980’s.
by Dick Doughty
Saudi Aramco World


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