by Vas
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Vas is Greg Ellis and Azam Ali. Offerings is their second CD and in many ways it is stronger than their first. They use no MIDI or sequencing in the creation of this Middle Eastern-flavored soundscape. Ellis' percussion carries the sound while Ali's Farsi vocals create vast atmospheres. The music flows directly at and around deep listeners. Ellis has arranged and mixed the sounds perfectly -- there are no gaps or missing pieces. The ethnic acoustics have a full and lush sound. Fans of Sheila Chandra, Natacha Atlas, Rasa, and Loreena McKennitt will appreciate this disc. It is essential world music.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/1998
Label: Narada
UPC: 0724384628925
catalogNumber: 46289

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Performance Credits

Vas   Primary Artist
Steve Stevens   Acoustic Guitar
Hans Christian   Cello,Sarangui,Nyckelharpa
Greg Ellis   Dumbek,Gong,Tabla,Vocals,Voices,Bells,Shaker,Tombak,Zills,Temple Bells,Nagara,Riqq,Udu,Frame Drum
Omar Faruk Tekbilek   Vocals,Voices,Ney,Zurna
Azam Ali   Vocals,Voices,Psaltery,Tanpura,Hammered Dulcimer,Frame Drum
Nabil Azzam   Violin,Arabian Violin

Technical Credits

Mickey Hart   Critic
Steve Stevens   Contributor
Greg Ellis   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Azam Ali   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Shahram Shiva   translation
Rumi   Poetry

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