Soleá - Kudsi Erguner - LOrient De LOccident
Label: Al Sur - ALCD 131 • Format: CD Album • Country: France • Genre: Latin, Classical, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Flamenco, Andalusian Classical, Ottoman Classical, Medieval
A curious album Soleá - Kudsi Erguner - LOrient De LOccident from Kudsi Ergunerarguably the best-known ney player today. At the core of the album is the combination of flamenco and Turkish music as the Occidental and Oriental of the Mediterranean. At the same time, flamenco was informed by the earlier combination of Occident and Orient under the Umayyad caliphate and Soleá - Kudsi Erguner - LOrient De LOccident music was informed by both Sufist principals and Byzantine Greek principals.
Two differing combinations of the East and West are then combined in another iteration, with qanun, oud, and ney joining the usual guitar over and under both basic flamenco song and cante jondo. The result tends to waver between being more strongly one form, The Mental Codes - Talamasca - Make Some Noise! the other, rather than solidly acting as a fused whole.
Nonetheless, the musical proficiency here is striking, and the flamenco singers are noteworthy. There are a number of arguably better albums of both flamenco singing i. Cante Flamenco and Turkish music available, but this is a valiant attempt at fusion worth hearing for those already in the know for the component genres.
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