The musicians of the group Hewar, who pursue their careers in different continents, have taken “9 days of solitude” off their busy schedules to record this new piece of work, thus pursuing their musical dialogue between oud, clarinet and voice, and inviting accordionist Manfred Leuchter from Germany and other talented musicians to participate in the experiment. The result is an album that is entirely marginal, fresh and spontaneous, and blends the varied personal influences and styles of the musicians.
The band includes clarinet player Kinan Azmeh, Oud soloist Issam Rafea, and lyrical Soprano Dima Orsho, all of whom are alumni of the Syrian National Orchestra. They live in various parts of the world, however, which enhances the band’s cultural medley of influences and musical tastes.
Hewar released their first album in 2005 in Beirut and Damascus; it was produced by Incognito. The latter also released the band’s next album, ‘9 Days of Solitude’, in 2007; it was recorded in collaboration with three distinguished musical guests: Manfred Leuchter, Steffen Thormahlen and Antoine Puetz.
Featuring: Kinan Azmeh – Clarinet | Issam Rafea – Oud, Vocals | Dima Orsho – Vocals | Badi Rafea – Percussions | Manfred Leuchter – Accordion | Antoine Pütz – Bass | Steffen Thormählen – Drums
Music: Kinan Azmeh (1,5,6,10) | Issam Rafea (2,3) | Manfred Leuchter (4,7) | Antoine Putz (8) | Dima Orsho (9)
1 - Wedding (عرس (05:24
2 - Zar (زار (04:50
3 - 4 Days Later (بعد 4 أيام (08:45
4 - Arabesque (أرابيسك (08:07
5 - Airports (مطارات (07:48
6 - Love on 139th Street in D (حب على شارع 139 في دي (06:33
7 - Monterosa (مونتيروزا (03:47
8 - Neyanana (نيانانا (06:16
9 - Viva el Chechenia (فيفا ال تشيتشينيا (07:33
10 - Truth in Mirror (حقيقة في مرآة (06:54
Duration : 65:75 | Bitarte : 192 kBit/s | Year : 2007 | Size : 94 mb