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Toot Ard / Laissez Passer
Album:Laissez Passer Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Toot Ard Added:Apr 2017
Label:Palmetto Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-05-04 Pull Date:2017-07-06 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jul 9Jul 2Jun 25Jun 18Jun 11Jun 4May 28May 21

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 14, 2022:At the Cafe Bohemian (rebroadcast from Jun 14, 2017)
4.Jul 01, 2017:Music Casserole
Bayati Blues
2.Feb 11, 2022:At the Cafe Bohemian (rebroadcast from May 10, 2017)
Laissez Passer
5.Jun 28, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian
Laissez Passer
3.Jul 05, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian
Laissez Passer
6.Jun 21, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
DJ McGriddle
Reviewed 2017-04-27 
Toot Ard (Berry of the Earth) plays "Mountain Raggae", a very unique blend of upbeat Afrobeat and Arab rhythm on traditional rock instruments. This is a relatively new band from Palestine. RIYL Tinariwen, Cairokee. Electric guitar, Arabic vocals. I am a HUGE fan of every song here, and they're all quite accessible.

1. **** (3:55) Upbeat Afrobeat. Talking about not belonging to any specific citizenship. "Your home, your country, unknown... But if you ask me, I say I play the 'Oud!"
2. ***** (4:10) Happy, epic, danceable. "Rise, rise, Sparrow! Fly high!" Romanticizing the bird. Beautiful, spacey 45 sec intro. Sax,
3. **** (3:25) "I loved you in flight, I loved you in flowers, I loved you in the sea..."
4. ***** (5:23) "In the middle of the desert, inside a tent..." Almost instrumental song, lots of great jam/solo.
5. ***** (3:47) Dynamic, fusion, instrumental, upbeat. Very Arab sounding key, Afro beat, with sax solo departure to Western jazz.
6. *** (3:20) Slow dancey, sweet. "Mountain breeze" . "What's up with this girl--that perfume piques an interest for a crazy love".

Track Listing
1.Laissez Passer 4.Sahraa
2.Asfur 5.Bayati Blues
3.Habeitek 6.Nasma Jabaliya