Oceanos y Lunas

Oceanos y Lunas

by Elizabeth Ayoub
     
 

In an example of the impact of world politics on culture, the parents of singer Elizabeth Ayoub emigrated from Lebanon before that country's civil war, settling in Venezuela before her birth. Given that heritage, her music, not surprisingly, mixes Arabic and Latin styles, and she sings it in Arabic and Spanish, when she's not venturing into English or French. In the… See more details below

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In an example of the impact of world politics on culture, the parents of singer Elizabeth Ayoub emigrated from Lebanon before that country's civil war, settling in Venezuela before her birth. Given that heritage, her music, not surprisingly, mixes Arabic and Latin styles, and she sings it in Arabic and Spanish, when she's not venturing into English or French. In the arrangements, the guitars mix with ouds, but no matter what the instrumentation, the approach is gentle and folkish, and as a songwriter Ayoub (as revealed in the translations of her lyrics in the CD booklet) sticks to generalized longings for romantic love. Occasionally, the music veers toward American country-folk, notably in "Je T'Attends," which, with its repeated use of the phrase "don't know why" (sung in English) suggests Norah Jones, and "Volver." But American country singers don't usually sing their choruses in French followed by the wordless expression "ya leyli." Ayoub is a poster child for international understanding, and her music should have pop appeal across cultures.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2010
Label:
Four Quarters Ent
UPC:
0822545182221
catalogNumber:
1822

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elizabeth Ayoub   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bassam Saba   Oud
Javier Limón   Guitar
Ziyad Sahhab   Oud
Carlos Sarduy   Trumpet
Dany Noel   Bass,Guitar
Daniel Arenas   Keyboards
Borja Montenegro   Guitar,Vihuela
Abdul Shariff   Tres Cubano
Juan Vargas "El Buho"   Conga

Technical Credits

Yusuf Gandhi   Executive Producer
Javier Limón   Producer
Albert Nijmolen   Executive Producer
Ghazi Abdel-Baki   Engineer
Elizabeth Ayoub   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Melisa Nanni   Engineer
Caco Refojo   Mastering
Jean Madani   Engineer

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