A timely and emotive musical celebration of “love,” that universal language which overrides cultural and linguistic divisions. Listeners can expect a program of songs sung in many languages including Ladino (Sephardic Jewish), Arabic and Spanish joined with rich and unusual instrumentation (oud, violin, cello flamenco guitar, piano & darbuka) to create a “unique and deeply moving, heartfelt experience.
We invite you to open your heart and ears to this musical compilation 'Andalusian Love Songs.' Here we have collected love songs from the various award winning Al-Andalus Ensemble CD’s: Illumination, Genetic Memories and Alchemy, awarded the JPF Peoples Grammy Award for 'Best World Music Song 2009' (selected from 560,000 entries from 163 countries). Our ‘21 Strings’ album won the ‘VOX Pop Award’ for “Best Contemporary Classical Album of 2010.”
Artists (in alphabetical order)
Tarik Banzi (oud, ney, guitar, percussion on all tracks)
Julia Banzi (flamenco guitar on all tracks)
Noureddine Chkara (voice & violin on 1, 3, 6, 8)
Ranjani Krishnan (voice on 2,5)
Virtudes Sanchez (voice on 1, 4, 7, 9)