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The stirring sounds of Balkan brass, Ethiopian melodies and Middle Eastern rhythms make up the globally influenced album Al Wa’ Debt. The airy vocal talent of Morocco’s Aisha Haskal is the perfect addition to the songs “Monopoly Inc. Disclosure” and “Edala3 We3mel Mabadalak”. Guitar, brass and percussion sounds of the instrumental tracks “Addis” and “Belomi Benna” are most representative of Ethiopia’s golden era of music during the 1960s and 70s. Haskal’s cover of Medhat Assam’s “Ya Habibi Taala” showcases a superb blend of Balkan and Egyptian musical elements.

The album was selected by French radiostation FIP as one of the best albums of December 2011.

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Catalogue Nr:

ZEP010

Released:

2010

Credits

Alto Saxophone by Lieven Roman

Baritone Saxophone by Bertel Schollaert

Clarinet by Adriaan Verwée

Guitar by Eduardo Vega

Helicon by Dieter Bossu

Lyrics by Abdelhamid Farag

Mastered by Uwe Teichert

Mixed by Frederik Seghers and Geert De Waegeneer

Organ by Michael De Schryver

Percussion by Dimitri Simoen and Fred Kramer

Producer by Frederik Seghers*

Trumpet by Bart Maris and Heikki Verdure

Tuba by Berlinde Deman

Vocals by Aïsha Haskal

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Tracklist

1. Monopoly Inc. Disclosure
2. Nighttrain To Beirut
3. Akwa Melly Fat
4. Lahzet Zekrayat
5. Addis
6. Belomi Benna
7. Spices From Omar
8. Edala3 We3mel Mabadalak
9. Al Wa’ Debt
10. VFF 123
11. Ya Habibi Taala
12. Monopoly Inc. Resolution

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