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Dhafer Youssef – 2013 - Birds Requiem

In December 2012, Dhafer Youssef, one of the most highly respected and influential virtuosi of the oud, started to work on his new album Birds Requiem. After recording primarily in Gothenburg, Sweden, with additional recording in Istanbul he finished the album in 2013, but it is still not an easy task for the Tunisian musician to describe Birds Requiem.
“I could talk about what occurred in my private life, about the shock and the tidal wave of emotions. Maybe I could talk about my perception of music, about this desire to reach the limits of what is possibly feasible… or I could describe all the artistic and human encounters which punctuate the album and also about the fact that through some songs reoccurring like leitmotivs, Birds Requiem reminds me of a movie music.”
Birds Requiem is a suite of 11 interconnected compositions, structured around what he has dubbed the “ Birds Requiem” suite, whose four parts (“Birds Canticum,” “Fuga Hirundinum,” “Archaic Feathers” and “Whirling Birds Ceremony”) form the centerpiece of the recording. For Dhafer Youssef, Birds Requiem marks the continuation of a journey into the possibilities of the oud. He could write for hours trying to describe the album and yet not succeed in revealing its essence which can only be felt while listening. His music is in the first place, a communion with the audience. It solicits the senses and it is a perpetual renewal. Describing an album of music will never reveal its essence.
“Why write about this album? Why present it? I am an autodidact and I believe that music is beyond walls, it possess a singularity that makes us feel ourselves, feel the other and feel the music. And I am waiting impatiently for the live performances so I can share these emotions and see this album, like the ones to come, evolve and take shape with the audience.”

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  • Dhafer Youssef (oud, vocals)
  • Hüsnü Şenlendirici (clarinet)
  • Nils Petter Molvær (trumpet)
  • Aytaç Doğan (kanun)
  • Eivind Aarset (electric guitar, electronics, second ear)
  • Kristjan Randalu (piano)
  • Phil Donkin (double bass)
  • Chandler Sardjoe (drums)


  1. Birds Canticum “Birds Requiem” Suite (03:17)
  2. Sweet Blasphemy (06:05)
  3. Blending Souls & Shades (to Shiraz) (09:31)
  4. Ascetic Mood (05:41)
  5. Fuga Hirundinum “Birds Requiem” Suite (04:20)
  6. Khira “Indicium Divinum” Elegy for My Mother (03:56)
  7. 39th Gülay (to Istanbul)  (06:50)
  8. Archaic Feathers “Birds Requiem” Suite (03:01)
  9. Sevdah (to Jon Hassell) (08:02)
  10. Ascetic Journey  (09:02)
  11. Whirling Birds Ceremony “Birds Requiem” Suite (04:47)

Duration : 64:22 | Bitrate : 128 Kbit/s | Year : 2013 | Size : 69 mb

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Dhafer Youssef & Divine Shadows Orchestra – 2012 - JazzOnze+ Festival Lausanne

On l’adore, ce sera sa 4e venue à JazzOnze+. Natif de Tunisie, chanteur, joueur d’oud et compositeur, Dhafer baigne depuis l’enfance dans la musique et la tradition soufi. Féru de rencontres et d’improvisations, il a créé une œuvre très personnelle chargée d’émotion, faite d’alchimie intelligente entre l’univers du jazz européen et celui des musiques du sud de la Méditerranée.
Il y a à peine deux ans, il était là sur cette scène de la salle Paderewski,  entouré d’un trio de grands talents où brillait le jeune pianiste prodige Tigran Hamasyan. A l’issue d’un concert charismatique où l’émotion sillonnait de larmes les visages de maints spectateurs, nous nous étions jurés de le faire revenir au plus vite.

Il nous avait parlé de son projet d’amplifier sa musique avec un orchestre à cordes. C’est chose faite maintenant et, après un premier concert sublime à Bratislava, il nous a réservé la primeur de ce projet. C’est donc avec son quartette entouré par quinze musiciens de Bratislava qu’il revient faire résonner oud et voix.

Porté par ce somptueux entourage de cordes slovaques, nul doute que Dhafer ne revienne nous envoûter et faire voyager comme si nous étions montés sur un tapis volant.

Dhafer Youssef (oud, chant) – Kristjan Randalu (p) – Chris Jennings (b) – Chander Sardjoe (dm) – Eivind Aarset (g, elec) + 15 cordes de Bratislava

Dhafer Youssef ظافر يوسف


  1. Aya (1984) (11:40)
  2. Hayastan Dance (09:43)
  3. Announcement (01:49)
  4. 27th Century Ethos (05:50)
  5. Winds And Shadows (10:36)
  6. Odd Elegy (06:18)
  7. Khamsa (08:02)
  8. Miel et Cendres (03:32)
  9. Announcement (00:20)
  10. Odd Poetry (11:48)

Duration : 69:35 | Bitarte : 320 kBit/s | Year : 2012 | Size : 173 mb

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Dhafer Youssef & Hüsnü Senlendirici Group - Schlossfestspielen, Ludwigsburg, Germany 28.07.11


TrackList :

CD 1 :

  1. 39th Gülay (09:05)
  2. Aya (12:16)
  3. Hayasthan Dance (11:15)
  4. Gözüm (08:51)
  5. Sevdah The Black Gall (03:51)

CD 2 :

  1. Odd Poetry (09:34)
  2. Norwegian Girl (07:19)
  3. Kithara (07:45)
  4. Gitti De Gitti (09:58)
  5. Sura (10:21)

Duration : 45:15 – 44:53 | Bitarte : 256 kBit/s  | Year : 2011 | Size : 175 mb

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Le Trio Joubran - 2011–AsFar الثلاثي جبران – 2011 - أسفار

“أسفار” الثلاثي جبران : دوران حول الذات والكون.

أسفار” هي الأسطوانة الخامسة للثلاثي سمير ووسام وعدنان جبران بعد “رندنة” و”مجاز” و”في ظل الكلام” وموسيقى فيلم”التحليق الأخير”.

اختارالفريق صالة باريسية كبرى هي مسرح الشانزيليزيه في الرابع من نيسان لتقديم جديدهم قبل أن ينتقل إلى مدن فرنسية وأوروبية وأمريكية وبعد الحفلات الفلسطينية في بداية آذار، فالثلاثي يصر دائما على منحها الأولوية.

بعد عامين من التحضير والمخاض العسير تخلله حفلات أسطوانة “في ظل الكلام” تكريما للراحل محمود دريش الحاضر بصوته، رأت أسطوانة “أسفار” النور منطلقة من مقطوعة نوّار التي تفتتح الألبوم تماما كما نستقبل صباحنا المتمّم لما سبق والمكمّل لما سيأتي.

المفاجأة كانت  باستضافة صوت حميم لمبدع آخر ليس إلا الموسيقي التونسي العالمي ظافر يوسف في مقطوعتي “زواج اليمام” و”دجى” مع كل ما يحمل من نفحات صوفية  نقلنا بعدها الثلاثي إلى “سما قرطبا” العزيزة على قلب عدنان كما هي الهند عزيزة على قلب وسام. أما جملة “أسفار” الموسيقية المسجلة مرة واحدة في الأستديو من دون تدريبات مسبقة فتأخذ حيزا مهما من الأسطوانة تماما كما أخذت الأسفار من حياتهم في السنوات الأخيرة لينتهي الألبوم بمقطوعة “مسانا” وبالعودة إلى نقطة الانطلاق ليكتمل الدوران،  والى الأصل كانتماء للمكان وللموسيقى الشرقية. الإيقاع للفنان يوسف حبيش الذي يرافق ثلاثي جبران منذ أسطوانة “مجاز” وقام هذه المرة بالتوزيع الموسيقي.
لم يعد العود هنا هو الموضوع الأساسي بل هي الموسيقى والتحاور مع النفس ومع الآخرفي حركة وثبات معا.


Le Trio Joubran الثلاثي جبران

Le Trio Joubran, three brothers descending from a family of « Oud » makers and players since four generations… the grand grand-father, the grand-father, the father and now, Samir, Wissam and Adnan have transformed this instrument into a passion, a skill, a life…

Their mastery of « Oud » is singular and so are the harmony and the synchronization that they perform all over the world, before different publics united by the Trio’s authenticity and excellence.

The percussion is performed by the master Youssef Hbeisch who enriches the Trio’s compositions by enchanting rhythms and notes.

Le Trio Joubran, three brothers from Palestine, musicians sought after worldwide, are progressing in their art thanks to a big amount of individual and collective effort and to the deep love and respect of music and public.


  • Samir Joubran, oud
  • Wissam Joubran, oud
  • Adnan Joubran, oud
  • Youssef Hbeisch, percussion
  • Dhafer Youssef, voice


  1. Nawwâr (04:40) نوّار
  2. Zawâj El Yamâm (05:52) زواج اليمام
  3. Dawwâr El Shams (04:49) دوّار الشمس
  4. Douja (06:26) دجى
  5. Sama Cordoba (04:36) سما قرطبة
  6. AsFâr (15:03) أسفار
  7. Masâna (08:45) مسانا

Duration : 50:08 | Bitarte : 320 kBit/s | Year : 2011 | Size : 120 mb

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Dhafer Youssef Quartet - 2010 - Festival de Jazz de San Javier

With a music rooted in the sufi tradition and other mystical sounds, Dhafer Youssef is a virtuoso of the oud and a great vocalist. Dhafer was born in Tunisia and has been living in Europe for many years. He has successfully fused arabic music with jazz, acomplishing a lyricism and intensity which is difficult to describe in words. In Jazz San Javier he will present his new CD, Abu Nawas Rhapsody, dedicated to the arab poet of persian decent, Abu Nawas. It is an absolutely extraordinary and unique album. He will perform with the same musicians with which he recorded the album, the formidable Armenian pianist Tygran Hamasyan, doble bassist Chris Jennings, and the spectacular drummer Marc Giuliana.


  • Dhafer Youssef (vocals, oud)
  • Tigran Hamasyan (piano)
  • Chris Jennings (double bass)
  • Mark Giuliana (drums)

Track List :

  1. Hayartan Dance
  2. Sura
  3. Odd Elegy
  4. Khamsa
  5. Les Ondes Orientales
  6. Odd Poetry

AVI Xvid (720 x 480) 1200 Kbps | Mp3 256 Kbps 48.0 KHz | Duration : 69:46 | Size : 764 MB

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