Tarek Abdallah & Adel Shams El Din – Ousoul


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Ten years after they began working together on their first album, Wasla (2015), Tarek Abdallah and Adel Shams El Din have collaborated in total harmony to build this new opus. Their compositions follow the model of the Near Eastern musical suite, wasla, which links several sung and instrumental forms of different cycles in the same mode, maqâm. while retaining modal improvisation as a central element (taqsim mursal, unmeasured, and taqsim muwaqqa’, measured), they continue using traditional rhythmic cycles, some of which had been abandoned, but they are also inventing new ones.
This album consists of five instrumental suites based on five different modes/maqâm: Nahâwand, Higâzkâr, Râst, Bayyâtî and Sîkâh, which is the shortest one, contains only one vocal work.
In Arabic, the word usûl, plural of asl, means “origin, framework”.

Track Listing:
1. Agib (Etonnant) -   2. Taqsim Nahawand -   3. Nour -   4. Bahga (Joie) -   5. Raqsa/Dance Nahawand -   6. Taqsim Rythme En Nahawand -   7. Selsal -   8. Taqsim Rythme En Higazkar -   9. Bachraf Rast -  10. Taqsim Rast -   11. Istihlal Rast -   12. Ousoul -   13. Prelude Bayyati (Hommage A Laure Dakkash) -   14. Taqsim Rythme En Bayyati -   15. Hanine (Nostalgie) -   16. Mandira Masri -   17. Taqsim Sikah -   18. Ya Qalbahu

Tarek Abdallah (compositions (except the last song composed par Adel), ‘ûd and vocal) , Adel Shams El Din (tambourine, riqq) , Christian Fromentin (violin)