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10/21/16

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MARCEL KHALIFE/Andalusia of Love: Now that we've lost John Bilezijkian, the skirmish is on to see who is the new oud master. Khalife steps up. He brings his musically well educated sons along with him. Making things more accessible than the usual ethnic record, the distinct sounds of the homeland are in place but the melodies are often sprightly and engaging in ways you might not think of when you think middle east. Not being afraid of being modern while being respectful of tradition, this family is certainly showing why they should be thought of as the first family of middle eastern music. Certainly a set for adults only, this is mood music to take you places you've only heard in dreams. Check it out.
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