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Joubran, Samir / Tamaas
Album:Tamaas Collection:World
Artist:Joubran, Samir Added:10/2003
Label:Harmonia Mundi Usa 

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Add Date:2004-03-01 Pull Date:2004-05-03 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:7 Mar
Airplays:2

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Album Review
Mor
Reviewed 2004-03-02 
Samir Joubran – Tamaas

Samir and his brother Wissam both play oud on this album. Instrumental (except one track); interesting compositions and arrangements. Very demanding stuff, not your usual rhythm-driven Arab music. The most accessible tracks are 1 (studio) 7, 8 (both are live tracks).
1.Mid tempo, oud +tabla drumming+“backing” oud.
2.Starts solo, then joined by the 2nd oud. Less rhythmic, more complex.
3.Slower track; tabla re-appears.
4-6.Mid tempo tracks, interesting compositions
7.Live, with vocal part that appears towards the end.
8.Live, more exciting track, blends at the end into a well-known flamenco piece.

Track Listing
1.Khiyanet Mariha 5.Khalaas
2.Tamaas 6.Takaseem
3.Tanaas 7.Ramallah August 10
4.Sama'e Bayat 8.El Nesf El Akhar/Astoria