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Ensemble Al-Asdeka

by Ensemble Al-Asdeka

Spicy and hypnotic Middle-eastern fusion music you can shake a hip to.
Genre: World: Belly Dancing
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1. La Roza Linda
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2. Iste Hendik
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3. Flute Taqsim
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4. Deceived
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5. Los Bilbilicos
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6. Lake of Clouds
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7. Shashkin
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8. Twilight On the Nile
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9. Noches
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10. Violin Aire
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11. Dance of the Tamir Agha
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12. Veil Dance
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13. Adio
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14. Syrinx
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15. Flute Taqsim Remix
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Lush instrumentation and evocative interpretations of folk melodies from a geographical area covering Turkey and Armenia all the way to Andalusian Spain. Guitar, flute, sax and violin punctuated by Middle-eastern rhythms and seasoned with jazz and rock influences-- exuberance coupled with restraint. This is the penultimate dancer’s CD with rhythmic and a-rhythmic solo pieces and enough upbeat selections to create a captivating and cohesive medley. For the world music lover, a complete album, created with attention to every detail, using the very best production gear. Produced and engineered by Robyn Robins.

Ensemble Al-Asdeka takes listeners on a melodic journey melding traditional Arabic music from long ago and far away with the modern instrumentation of jazz and rock. The fiery guitar work of D. Adam Estner, velvety flute melodies by Dan Giacobazzi, and evocative violin played by Natalie Beversluis weave a prismatic tapestry accentuated by driving Middle Eastern rhythms played by Kathy Roberts creating a sound that is uniquely their own.

Founded in 2005 by tabla-player Kathy Roberts after years of living off and on in North Africa with versatile guitarist D. Adam Estner; Dan Giacobazzi, a long-time artist of many instruments and genres; and second generation fiddler Natalie Beversluis, the ensemble churns out hip shaking tunes that are greater Middle Eastern in flavor, seasoned with rock and jazz influences.

-"Beautiful and interesting music. So hard to find and so well done.", George Young, Country Club Productions Pty. Ltd, Australia

-"The hypnotic gypsy melodies of Ensemble Al-Asdeka will spice up a cold winter's night by transporting your shivering body to the hip-shaking shores of the Mediterranean with just one listen!", Emily Stavrou, production coordinator for Schuler Books and Music

-"... the music of Ensemble Al-Asdeka combines riveting Middle Eastern folk music with a modern jazz/rock twist. Listen to the track "Shashkin" and tell me it's not mesmerizing stuff." John Sinkevics, music reviewer for the Grand Rapids Press.

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Sarah Mayne

100% Balanced from beginning to end!!!
After years of dancing to these beautiful songs live, I am proud and pleased to see this perfectly mastered and balanced mix of classical and modern Middle Eastern fusion CD, come to our fingertips. From the hypnotic rhythm's of Deceived & Twilight to the spicy and irresistible Shaskin & Tamir Agha. Add this to your collection!

Aziza

GREAT!!! Hypnotic!!!
This is an amazing album and they are very interesting to watch too! My favorites are Shashkin, Twilight on the Nile, Veil Dance and La Roza Linda! Beautiful, spicey, hypnotic, colorful, and spiritual music!!!!

Cheryl Chapman

Ensemble Al-Asdeka
I first developed a taste for Middle-Eastern music when I heard the song Aicha by Khalid Sahra while I was in Germany (the Germans are really good with world music). Then I read about this ensemble in a local travel magazine and I was blown away to know that they are practically in my neighborhood. I've been playing it ever since it arrived and I just love the music - it's happy, it's calming, it's good to write to, read to, clean house to, and I know this is weird, but my dog loves it too! I hope they continue to make lots more cd's in the future and I really hope I get to hear them live in the neighborhood!!! We have a Middle Eastern restaurant nearby, and I'm going to turn them onto the c.d. as well! Maybe they already have it, but I think it's also great dinner music. Thanks, Al-Asdeka!!!

Daniel

Ensembe Al-Asdeka
Songs "mixed" very well; good balance with all instruments; CD sounds "Whole" rather than individual songs; excellent flute & strings. Just the right amount of percussion..

Favorite songs: Tracks 4; 10, 11, 14 & 15

Least Favorite: Tracks 8 & 9...

Definately 4+ stars ..