Blog December 5, 2011
Discography: The Musical Legacy of Al Andalus, Part 2: Africa & Beyond
The recording of the group Al-Andalus was made by Afropop Worldwide. The final complete piece in this program, "Unq al-Malih" by Sabri Moudallal in Syria, was provided by ethnomusicologist Jonathan Shannon. Some of the releases listed here were purchased in Morocco and won't be easy--or even possible--to find. Many others are available, particularly through the Harmonia Mundi distribution catalogue, an excellent source for music from North Africa and the Middle East. Here is a list of albums heard on Afropop Worldwide's The Musical Legacy of Al Andalus, Part 2: Africa & Beyond: Marcel Khalife Concerto Al Andalus (Nagam Records, Inc. 2002) Omar Metioui Ensemble Al Ála Al-andalusiyya (Pneuma 1999) Mohammed Briouel, Abderrahim Souiri Soirée Andalouse, Vol. 6 (Société Artistique et Culturelle Audio-Visuelle 1996) Saïd Chraïbi La Clef De Grenade (Institut du Monde Arabe 2001) Abderrahim Souiri, Mohammed Briouel Soirée Andalouse, Vol. 1 (Société Artistique et Culturelle Audio-Visuelle) Julia Banzi, Tarik Banzi, Al-Andalus Illumination (Al Zahabi 1996) Tariqa Hariquiyya Tariqa Hariquiyya (Fassiphone) Sanaa Mirhati Al-dimliij (Fassiphone) Nassima Andalusian Music From Algiers (Institut du Monde Arabe 2002) Ensemble Essoundoussia, Ensemble Ahab Cheikh Larbi Bensari Anthology De La Musique Arabo-andalouse (Ocora Radio France 1994) Sabri Moudallal, Omar Sarmini, Ensemble Al-Kindi The Aleppian Music Room (Chant du Monde 1998)