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Thursday October 13th, 2016 with David Dalle
French-Egyptian Oud player Mohamed Abozekry with a return to his Egyptian roots in a pared-down album celebrating Egyptian café music. Also more from Tanya Tagaq's new release "Retribution".

Mohamed Abozekry is a young and extremely talented Egyptian Oud player who studied with the great Iraqi Oud master Naseer Shamma. He is the leader of a multi-ethnic group called Heejaz with strong jazz and Arabic influences. Their 2015 album "Ring Road" was one of my favourites that year. He has just released a new album with a new, smaller group of Egyptian musicians named Karkadé, exploring his Egyptian roots and urban café music from an earlier era. The group is a quartet with Mohamed on oud, Lotfy Abaza on violin, Hany Bedair on percussion, Mohammed Farag on ney. A simply gorgeous album. We will also hear more from Tanya Tagaq's searing howl of rage "Retribution".
Ala El Felouka
Mohamed Abozekry - Karkade - Jazz Village New
El Sakia
Mohamed Abozekry - Karkade - Jazz Village New
Mohamed Abozekry & Heejaz Extended - Ring Road - Jazz Village
No Matter
Justin Kauflin - Dedication - Jazz Village
Debo Band - Ere Gobez - FPE Records
Salamat - Nubiana - Piranha
Malan Barkir - Berivane
Hawniyaz - Hawniyaz - Harmonia Mundi New
Tanya Tagaq will be appearing at the NAC on Saturday Nov. 26th. Tickets still available:
Tanya Tagaq - Retribution - Six Shooter Records Canadian New
Tanya Tagaq - Retribution - Six Shooter Records Canadian New
Tanya Tagaq - Retribution - Six Shooter Records Canadian New
Cercle Du Nord III
Derek Charke/Kronos Quartet - Tundra Songs - Canadian Music Centre Canadian
Tanya Tagaq - Retribution - Six Shooter Records Canadian New
A dear friend in Fes, Morocco, sent me this short video recorded at the Moussem de Moulay Idris a few days ago. This is the extraordinary celebration of the 8th century founder of Fes which takes place every year around September/October. Tens of thousands of people come out to see the procession through the old city featuring hundreds of musicians and groups from almost every tradition of Moroccan music, with a strong focus on Sufi music.
Anonymous - Live from the Moussem de Moulay Idriss
Said Berrada - Unknown
Said Berrada - Unknown
Interactive CKCU
WOW! The Mohamed Abozekry pieces were quite something. I take it we are on to Salamat now now -- bass & piano heavy groove? Waiting to see what you choose from Tagaq's FANTASTIC new release...

2:27 PM, October 13th, 2016
David Dalle (host)
No, this is still Mohamed Abozekry from his 2015 album!

2:28 PM, October 13th, 2016
For a full end-to-end play of Tanya Tagaq / Retribution, go to This Island Earth here:

3:09 PM, October 13th, 2016