Arco Iris

Arco Iris

by Amina Alaoui


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Arco Iris

Following her outstanding performance in collaborative work with Jon Balke and Jon Hassell on the Siwan recording of 2007/8, Moroccan-born singer Amina Alaoui presents her own border-transcending project. When Alaoui sings there is “no need to discuss the origins of fado, flamenco or Al Andalusi” for the music itself explores the common crucible of the styles, and Amina’s delivery makes the interconnections impossible to miss. She is superbly accompanied by her outstanding ensemble in which violin often echoes the voice, and oud, flamenco guitar and sparkling mandolin surround it.

Guitarist José Luis Montón from Barcelona has a strong following amongst flamenco adherents worldwide. Mandolinist Eduardo Miranda was born in Brazil, has lived the last two decades in Portugal, and links choro and fado styles through a vocabulary influenced by jazz. Violinist Saïfallah Ben Abderrazak and oud player Sofiane Negra are from Tunisia. Idriss Agnel, Amina’s son, plays percussion and adds a shimmer of electric guitar. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2011
Label: Ecm Records
UPC: 0602527637587
catalogNumber: 001552702
Rank: 109835

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Amina Alaoui   Primary Artist,Vocals
José Luis Montón   Flamenco Guitar
Saïf Alah Ben Abderrazak   Violin
Idriss Agnel   Percussion,Electric Guitar
Eduardo Miranda   Mandolin
Sofiane Negra   Oud

Technical Credits

Manfred Eicher   Producer
Amina Alaoui   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Liner Notes
Teofilo Chantre   Composer
Sascha Kleis   Cover Design
José Luis Montón   Arranger,Composer
Saint Teresa of Avila   Composer,Lyricist
Stefano Amerio   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Ibn Zaydun   Composer,Lyricist
Idriss Agnel   Arranger
António De Sousa Freitas   Composer,Lyricist
George Miller   translation
Eduardo Miranda   Composer
Al-Mu'tamid Ibn Abbad   Composer,Lyricist
Alejandro Torres   Cover Photo
Ibrahim Ibn Khafaja   Composer,Lyricist
Sofiane Negra   Composer
Tyler Fisher   translation

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