THE ORIENTAL PIANO
Aleph the virtuoso pianist is accompanied by an oriental
orchestra. Who said you cannot get a quarter of a tone
out of a "pianoforte"?
Palestinian virtuoso brothers who besides singing can
play all the oriental instruments. They represented Palestine
in dozen of festivals worldwide playing Palestinian traditional
music before recording their debut album "Café Méditerranée".
Their style can be described as " light popular tarab
" with Greek, Balkan and Turkish influences.
Y SON CUBANO
Hanihe y Son Cubano is a project of arabo-cuban fusion
by Michel Eleftériades, the musicians were specially gathered
in 1999 for this project, they are the best of their generation
in Cuba. Lead singer is Hanine, a charming powerful voice
that vehicles all the Arabic tarab tradition. Their first
eponymous album presents the biggest successes of Mohammad
Abdel Wahab, Abdel Halim Hafez, Farid el Atrache, Asmahane...
rearranged on Salsa, Son, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha…
José Fernandez, is more than a handsome guy with a beautiful
voice. He is a blessed musician and composer. For the
last four years, he has been experimenting all the possible
He could have dedicated himself to the "Cante Jondo"
like his father before him his grandfather and all his
family in Jerez de la Frontera… He could have become the
best but he dared to take up the challenge of Michel Elefteriades
by trying new experiences.
O S B A H
Mosbah, the Oriental dancer has been elected one of the
100 personalities of Lebanon by the French leading Magazine
"L'Express". He has been interviewed half page
by the "New-York Times", the "Herald Tribune",
"Marie-Claire", "Al Hayat", "An-Nahar",
"Daily Star"… Documentary on CNN, interviewed
by LBCI, MTV, FUTURE TV…
Al KHAWLI "the Dragon of Tarab"
Imagine an orgy with only prestigious participants such
as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Janice Joplin, Tom Waits, Paolo
Conte and Serge Gainsbourg, imagine a child born of this
orgy, put him for several months under a very strong sun,
without anything on his shaved crane, and with only drugs
as food and you will get Munir al Khawli
& JOSE GALVEZ
Nahawand the great Arab Diva of the 50s is playing her
comeback at 80 years old. She is accompanied by José Galvez,
star of the "Cante Jondo".
Nahawand performs her classics rearranged and new songs
written and composed by Michel Eleftériadés.
||ROM BAKHTALE AND
ABDEL KARIM EL CHAAR
Gypsies (Tziganes) of Nicolae Leonard meet their Arab
cousins, an all stars of "Nawar" musicians in
songs that relates the Romany life where the bouzouk,
the cimbalom, the rabab and violin become one.
An extraordinary fusion between this music and the impressive
oriental voice of Abdel Karim El-Chaar, in traditional
songs and new songs written and composed by Michel Eleftériadés.
The RYTHMIC BROTHERS is a band of 14 musicians from 8
different countries (Lebanon, Egypt, Cuba, Brazil, Spain
and Africa), presenting a colorful fusion of world rhythms
In performance, the RYTHMIC BROTHERS is a mobile formation
in full regalia that mingle with the public for a spectacular
Singer songwriter Tania Saleh released her first album,
the fruit of 5 years of work. She dares tackle themes
never before in Arabic songs: she sings of globalization,
woman's condition, love and revolution…
EL SAFI & JOSE FERNANDEZ
Wadih El-Safi, legend of the Lebanese tarab in Duet with
Andalusian Gitano Star José Fernandez, accompanied by
the oriental roots orchestra.
The biggest event in the history of Arabic showbiz.