Album: Al-Maraya, Al Andaluz Project (Galileo Music)

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Here the vocal traditions of the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish worlds are brought together by leading exponents of each.

L'Ham de Foc, the Sephardic group from Valencia, are joined by the Munich group Estampie, and the whole is fronted by three outstanding singers: Mara Aranda, Imam Al Kandoussi and Sigi Hausen, assisted by an Indian tabla player and a Russian percussionist. Acoustic Middle-Eastern instruments are no longer novelties, but they are used here to create wistful, winsome magic.