Safa - Alight (CD)

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Canadian trio makes Persian-influenced world music with the open, improvisational approach and energy of jazz.

This Canadian world music trio make music with the open, improvisational approach and energy of jazz. Collectively its members have experience in many musical styles, including classical, new music, improv, and various Asian, European and Latin traditions. Safa was formed in 1999, a year after the release of Amir Koushkani's Quest on Songlines. Quest is a personal interpretation of the classical and folk music of Iran, Amir's homeland, and Alight too is largely based in Persian idioms, but with an exuberant new-world edge to complement the old world's passion, mysticism and melancholy. From an improvised dialogue for clarinet and kulintang (Philippine gong row) to arrangements of four Sufi poems, Safa display a love of musical exploration and expression across cultures.

Safa is Amir Koushkani, tar, setar, voice; François Houle, clarinets; Sal Ferreras, all kinds of percussion.

24-bit recording mixed in analogue to 2 + 5 channel DSD.

Track Listing

    • Chahar Mezrab
    • Sufinameh
    • Navae
    • Shadi
    • Whisper of Love
    • Ninavae
    • Drunk
    • Nihawend Lunga
    • Aurora
    • Saghinameh
    • Epilogue

    Additional Details

    Label: Songlines

    Genre: World

    Run Time: 65 mins

    Release Date: 09/03/02

    UPC: 774355240328

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