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Redouane, Aicha / Maqam D'amour
Album:Maqam D'amour Collection:World
Artist:Redouane, Aicha Added:11/2011
Label:Le Chant Du Monde 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-12-04 Pull Date:2012-02-05 
Week Ending:5 Feb29 Jan22 Jan8 Jan1 Jan25 Dec18 Dec11 Dec

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 02, 2012:Arabology
Souffle - Nafas
4.Jan 26, 2012:Arabology
Ma Coupe, Mon Vin - Ka'sî Wa-Khamrî
2.Jan 31, 2012:Mediterraneans
Souffle - Nafas
5.Jan 24, 2012:Mediterraneans
Souffle - Nafas
3.Jan 28, 2012:At the Cafe Bohemian
Cheminement - Masîr
6.Jan 19, 2012:Arabology
Souffle - Nafas

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2011-11-27 
Aïcha Redouane, Maqâm d'Amour (Maqâm of Love); Le Chant du Monde (2011)
ALL TRACKS FCC CLEAN Reviewed by Abu Ramses

Born in a mid-Atlas Berber village, Aït Attab (Morocco), Aïcha Redouane has lived in France since early childhood. She studied architecture but became passionate about neo-classical Arab music. She also sang Berber & jazz-blues. Habib Yammine, a Lebanese musicologist Aïcha met in the late 1980s, inspired her to specialize in Arab music as a vocalist and qanun (zither) player. In 1991 they established al-Adwar, a traditional ensemble. Instrumentation on this CD is qanun, nay, violin & percussion. Album lyrics are mainly poems attributed to the female Sufi saint, Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyya, of 8th century Basra (Iraq) who said:
"O God! If I worship You for fear of Hell, burn me in Hell.
If I worship You in hope of Paradise, exclude me from Paradise.
But if I worship You for Your Own sake,
grudge me not Your everlasting Beauty.”

For a variety of styles try 1, 2, 7, 11

1. Cheminement (Masîr) – Mid-tempo percussion solo -5:04
2. Salut à Salmâ (Salâmun alâ Salmâ) – Long percussion & nay intro; stately vocal @ 1:20; Lyrics by 12-13th century Andalusian Sufi, Ibn ‘Arabi - 8:18
3. Souffle (Nafas) - Upbeat instrumental with the entire ensemble - 1:43
4. Ma Coupe, Mon Vin (Ka'sî wa-Khamrî) – Long ensemble instrumental intro then stately vocal - 5:39
5. Commensaux (Nudmân) - Nay solo intro backed by violin riff; qanun joins in @ 2:35; ends with violin solo - 6:04
6. Ô Aimé De Mon Coeur (Yâ Habîb al-qalb) – slow, soaring vocal, nay & qanun backup - 6:34
7. De Deux Amours Je t'aime (Uhibbuka Hubbayn) – mid-tempo; the instrumental ensemble alternates with slow improv vocal - 8:41
8. Faible Est Ma Provision (Wa-Zâdî Qalîlun) – haunting nay & qanun backup slow, plaintive solo vocal - 7:28
9. Mon Repos (Râhatî) – Mid-tempo instrumental intro by the ensemble walks right into the high-pitched vocal - 8:36
10. Oh, Aie Pitié (Wârahmatâ) – Mid-tempo instrumental ensemble intro before vocal; 3:35
11. Ô Ma Joie (Yâ Surûrî ) – Mid-tempo ensemble singing before slower solo-9:57

Track Listing
1.Cheminement - Masîr 6.Ô Aimé De Mon Coeur - Yâ Habîb Al-Qalb
2.Salut À Salmâ - Salâmun Alâ Salmâ 7.De Deux Amours Je T'aime - Uhibbuka Hubbayn
3.Souffle - Nafas 8.Faible Est Ma Provision - Wa Zâdî Qalîlun
4.Ma Coupe, Mon Vin - Ka'sî Wa-Khamrî 9.Mon Repos - Râhatî
5.Commensaux - Nudmân 10.Oh, Aie Pitié - Wârahmatâ
 11.Ô Ma Joie - Yâ Surûrî