[Music] Abdel Karim Ensemble – Joyas de la Música Culta Árabe

As I spent Chinese New Year’s Eve in the company of a friend and watched in amazement as to how empty my part of town was, I decided to call it a night and spent a bit of time enjoying some music.  This was the first result of a healthy list of music I indulged […]

[Music] Maurice Louca – Elephantine

Maurice Louca is a 36-year-old composer and guitarist/pianist from Cairo, Egypt.  This work, a co-release by the labels Northern Spy and Sub Rosa Records is his masterpiece; a composition sitting on the apex of psychedelic progressive rock, modern classical, jazz and shaabi music.  Really swinging listening.  From his Bandcamp website: On Elephantine, his new Northern […]