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David Dalle
Thursday September 3rd, 2020 with David Dalle
Ibrahim Maalouf's "Levantine Symphony no. 1"; music from Djibouti, Somalia, Mali, Cuba and more!

We begin today with Ibrahim Maalouf's "Levantine Symphony no. 1" from 2018. The French-Lebanese trumpeter and composer wanted to create a work as a Hymn to the Levant which draws upon both Western and Lebanese music. I find Jazz is the largest influence in this work. This symphony works more like a suite with an introduction, three multi-movement parts and a finale. It was recorded with the Paris Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Ibrahim Maalouf who also performs on his wonderful quarter-tone trumpet--the real highlight of this work. A very joyous and optimistic work.
Levantine Symphony No. 1
Ibrahim Maalouf/Ibrahim Maalouf, Francois Delports, Franke Woeste, Stephane Galland, La Maitrise des Hauts-de-Seine, Paris Symphonic Orchestra - Levantine Symphony No. 1 - Mister
Continuing the show with an hour long set of music starting with some more great musicians from the Levant.
Le songe
Wassim Soubra - Sonates Orientales - Institut du Monde Arabe
Ahmad Al Khatib & Youssef Hbeisch - Sabil - Institut du Monde Arabe
Son of Ben Hur
Rabih Abou-Khalil - Odd Times - Enja
Uurkan Kaadonya
Groupe RTD - The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti - Ostinato Records New
Dur Dur Band - Mogadisco - Dancing Mogadishu from 1972-1991 - Analog Africa
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba feat. Abdoulaye Diabate - Miri - Out Here
Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca - At Home - Live in Marciac - Jazz Village
El son de Oriente
Candido Fabre y su Banda - La Habana Quiere Guarachar Contigo - Tumi
Serve & Protect
The Souljazz Orchestra - Solidarity - Strut Canadian
Interactive CKCU
David Dalle (host)
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2:13 PM, September 3rd, 2020