Belinda Sykes & JOGLARESA
"carnival-like exuberance ... enjoyable and virtuosic" FROOTS Magazine
"A superior collection of first-rate musicians" Songlines Magazine
Dancing in Tetuán
Joglaresa has a sound that is at once traditional and contemporary - combining intoxicating elements of Middle Eastern, Latin and Celtic musics. With flamenco guitar, oud, darabuka, bendir, cláirseach and searing vocals they meld together a sound that is both extrovert and personal.
Includes songs by Rabbi Yehuda Halevi of Tudela (d.1146), Moses Ibn Ezra of Granada (d. c.1140), Solomon Ibn Gabirol of Saragossa (d. c.1058) and Todros Abulafia of Castile (d.1306) - many of these songs survive in today's aural traditions, and in places as far-flung as Tangier, Sarajevo and Calcutta.
MP3s: Bailava en Tetuan
Belinda Sykes voice, bagpipes, director
Jeremy Avis voice
Stuart Hall oud, guitar, kemence
Angela Hicks voice, harp
Guy Schalom percussion
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