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Khalife, Marcel And Mahmoud Darwish / Fall Of The Moon/Suqut Al-Qamar Cd 2
Album:Fall Of The Moon/Suqut Al-Qamar Cd 2 Collection:World
Artist:Khalife, Marcel And Mahmoud Darwish Added:05/2012
Label:Nagam Records/Traditional Crossroads 

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Add Date:2012-05-26 Pull Date:2012-07-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:17 Jun10 Jun3 Jun
Airplays:112

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Remember
4.Nov 08, 2012:Arabology
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In Damascus
5.Jun 12, 2012:Mediterraneans
The Poem Of The Land
3.Jan 30, 2013:Mediterraneans
In Damascus
6.Jun 05, 2012:Mediterraneans
In Damascus

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2012-05-20 
Marcel Khalifé & Mahmoud Darwish, "Fall of the Moon/ Suqut al-Qamar"
Nagam Records (2012) ALL TRACKS FCC CLEAN Reviewed by Abu Ramses

Oud master & singer Marcel Khalifé, “the Arab Bob Dylan,” with the Al Mayadine Ensemble he founded in 1976 & the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Sirinko put poetry of the late Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish (1949-2008) to music. Khalifé’s oud playing & vocals, even with western orchestration, are unpretentious - an emblem of progressive Arab culture. The 2 CD album is Khalifé’s homage to Darwish. The music is highly emotional; Khalifé regards Darwish as his “heart's artistic twin.” Lyrical themes, like a self-composed eulogy, examine exile, loss & the delicate connections between people passing quickly through life as well as exuberance for love & the erotic. Soloists: Oumeima Khalil & Yolla Khalifé, vocals; Rami Khalifé, piano; Bachar Khalifé, percussion; Peter Herbert & Mark Helias, double bass; Ismail Lumanovski, clarinet; Anthony Millet, accordion; Fabio Presgrave, cello; Mahmoud Tourkmani, guitar.

Try 4, 5, 8, 9

Disc 2
1. Fall of the Moon – ballet-like instrumental with Middle Eastern tonalities-7:24
2. A Song on My Mind – Upbeat, accordion, oud & strings; ensemble vocal - 5:01
3. Remember – Upbeat ensemble vocal, with clarinet - 1:57
4. Her Eyes – Upbeat Middle Eastern tonalities, ensemble vocal - 7:37
5. The Poem of the Land – big percussion, art-rock, like the Moody Blues; call & response vocals: “they shall not pass…over my dead body” - 3:57
6. Waltz for Rita's Winter – symphonic style orchestral piece with oud solo - 8:40
7. Palestinian Mawwal – Orchestral string intro, gunshot percussion, ensemble vocal - 4:31
8. The Most Beautiful Love – Upbeat, ensemble playing and singing - 6:48
9. In Damascus – Oud, kanun, ensemble vocal; Lyrics: a fugitive returns knowing nothing will ever be the same - 4:27

Track Listing
1.Fall Of The Moon 5.The Poem Of The Land
2.A Song On My Mind 6.Waltz For Rita's Winter
3.Remember 7.Palestinian Mawwal
4.Her Eyes 8.The Most Beautiful Love
 9.In Damascus