Marcel Khalife Promises of the Storm (1983) CD
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Influenced by Arab-Andalusian traditions and contemporary Middle Eastern politics, Lebanese singer Marcel Khalifé performs poetry by Palestinian poets Mahmoud Darwish and Izzidine Al Munassrah. The traditional Arab instrument, the oud, accompanies each song. Khalifé sings in colloquial Arabic, even though customarily most poems and songs use classic Arabic. Liner notes suggest that this is Khalifé's way of dignifying the common people.
Liner notes include Arabic texts and English translations of the poems, photographs and illustrations, and articles on the poets, as well as a perspective on recent regional conflict.
101 Promises of the Storm Marcel Khalifé 5:50
102 My Mother Marcel Khalifé 9:17
103 Jaffra Marcel Khalifé 5:18
201 Rita and the Rifle Marcel Khalifé 10:02
202 The Passport Marcel Khalifé 9:26
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