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Marcel Khalife  Promises of the Storm (1983) CD

Marcel Khalife Promises of the Storm (1983) CD

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"This item is part of the Paredon archives. The original liner notes from the LP are included."

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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