Dhafer Youssef, Markus Stockhausen, Nguyén Lé - MALAK (1999)

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Dhafer Youssef, Markus Stockhausen, Nguyén Lé - MALAK (1999)

Dhafer Youssef, Markus Stockhausen, Nguyén Lé - MALAK (1999)
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Born in Teboulba, Tunesia in 1967, composer, singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef has been living and working in Vienna, Austria since 1990. During this time he had the opportunity to perform his music on stages in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland and other European countries as well as his native Tunesia (where he started singing in the Islamic tradition at age 5). Dhafer has been working with Sainkho Namchylak, Paolo Fresu, Arto Tuncboyacian, Linda Sharrock, Wolfgang Puschnig, Christian Muthspiel, Jamey Haddad, Iva Bittova, Tom Cora and other great improvisers influenced by world music concepts. He also formed his own ensembles with whom he recorded two previous CD's in 1993 and 1996.
Dhafer's music is rooted in the Sufi tradition and other mystical music but has always been wide open to ideas from any other musical culture as well as the jazz scene. With his poetic approach on the oud (the Arabic lute), his complex Arab-colored compositions and especially his deeply affecting singing, Dhafer Youssef is one of the most impressive voices to emerge in this musical field for several years. Testifying a wide range of sound colors, stylistic facets and musical ingredients, the list of musicians involved on "Malak" includes German lyrical trumpeter , Vietnamese guitar wizard Nguyên Lê, French bass virtuoso Renaud Garcia-Fons ("Oriental Bass"), Indian percussion master Jatinder Thakur, Indian bansuri player Deepak Ram, Italian tambourine professor Carlo Rizzo, Hungarian violinist Zoltan Lantos and other colorful players. A thrilling statement made of Arabic lyricism, rhythmic power, visionary strength, multi-cultural influences and jazz-oriented improvisation, "Malak" opens the way to a new definition of East-Western crossover.

Dhafer Youssef - oud, vocal
Markus Stockhausen - trumpet & flugelhorn (2,4,6-8)
Nguyen Le - guitar & synth guitar (2,6,7)
Renaud Garcia-Fons - bass (1,8)
Deepak Ram - bansuri (5,9)
Zoltan Lantos - violin (5,9)
Achim Tang - bass (2,5,7,9)
Jatinder Thakur - tabla & dolak (3,5,8,9)
Patrice Heral - drums & percussion (2,5,7,9)
Carlo Rizzo - tambourin (8)

1. Tarannoum
2. Iman
3. Eklil
4. A Kind Of Love
5. Jito & Tato
6. Derballah
7. Frag-Habibe
8. L'Enfant du Sable
9. L'Ange Aveugle