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Balke, Jon & Siwan / Nahnou Houm
Album:Nahnou Houm Collection:World
Artist:Balke, Jon & Siwan Added:12/2017
Label:Ecm Records 

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Add Date:2017-12-20 Pull Date:2018-02-21 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-12-15 
Reviewed: 2017-12-15
Genre: World
FCCs: none
Review: Balke and his ensemble unite behind Andalusian vocalist Mona Boutchebak to create a fusion of different ethnic music styles and baroque music, backing poetry from different religions set to song. The playing is superb and intriguing throughout and Boutchebak is a versatile singer who appears comfortable in a variety of settings.
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*1/ Duda (5:38) - organ starts> slow song joined by percussion & chorus> slow fade
2/ Desmayer se (2:35) - vocal starts> slow song> slow fade
*3/ Castigo (4:46) - percussion starts> midtempo song> viola solo to fade
4/ Del Rey (5:00) - kemence starts> segues into uptempo song with viola interplay> fade
5/ Ma Kontou (4:12) - slow accapella song
*6/ Nahnou Hohm (6:40) - piano starts > slow song> slow fade
7/ ZemZemeh (2:10) - percussion solo
*8/ Aun Bebiendo (4:31) - viola/percussion starts> midtempo song> viola solo> midtempo song> fade
*9/ Arco Y Flecha (3:23) - percussion starts> slow song builds to midtempo> fade
10/ Sin Nada Querer (4:43) - percussion starts> spoken word> uptempo song & chorus interspersed with spoken word> fade
*11/ Itimad (3:56) - viola/chorus starts. slow song> fade

Track Listing
1.Duda 6.Nahnou Houm
2.Desmayer Se 7.Zemzemeh
3.Castigo 8.Aun Bebiendo
4.Del Rey 9.Arco Y Flecha
5.Ma Kontou 10.Sin Nada Querer
 11.Itimad