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EGYPTIAN TAQASIM: The Art of Solo Improvisation

EGYPTIAN TAQASIM: The Art of Solo Improvisation

Ref: ND0702

Price: 7.50


NESMA from Madrid has the knowledge to come up with just what my customers are asking for. Her useful notes below indicate the quality of the music production. (edwin)

The Taqsim, or Taqasim in plural, is a traditional Arabic musical form of instrumental improvisation. Metric or not, it is usually performed solo or accompanied by a simple percussion line.

The Taqsim can be used to introduce a song, in the middle of a piece, or as a piece itself where the player shows his or her virtuosity improvising over a melodic theme.

This album presents a compilation of Taqasim performed by Egyptian musicians on some of the most popular instruments of today’s Arabic musical panorama.
Some of these taqasim are played on traditional Arabic instruments like the nay, the kawala, the oud or the kanoun; others are played on western instruments like the violin or cello incorporated into modern Arabic music of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Track listing and Musicians:
1 Nay by Mohamed Fouda; 1:53
2 Nay by Mohamed Fouda; 4:35
3 Oud by Mamdouh El Gebaly; 5:41
4 Cello by Emad Ashour; 2:56
5 Cello by Emad Ashour; 2:52
6 Kawala by Abdallah Helmy; 2:50
7 Kawala by Abdallah Helmy; 3:06
8 Kanoun by Maged Naeem; 3:54
9 Violin by Mohamed Aly; 5:31
10 Violin by Mohamed Aly; 3:28
11 Nay by Mohamed Fouda; 4:17
12 Oud by Mamdouh El Gebaly; 7:55

Hesham El Araby, req (2, 7, 10)
Ahmed Bedir, req (3, 8)
Khamis Henkesh, tabla (11)
Negm Hanafi, Tabla Doff Dohola (12)
Mohamed Sobhi, req (12)

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