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Episode #1832

Program #1832

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Wednesday, April 16, 2003

New Sounds' week-long retrospective of the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music continues with a program recorded at the First-Century ruins of Volubilis in the Moroccan plains. We hear the Ensemble Organum and the Moroccan Ensemble El Assala performing Mozarabic chant of medieval Spain together, under the direction of Marcel Peres.

PROGRAM # 1832, From the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

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Ahmed Azami Hassani

Live at the Maison Bleu, Fez, Morocco, June 29, 2000

Improvisation on 'ud, excerpt [1:30]

Not commercially available.

Ensemble Organum and Ensemble El Assala

(Marcel Peres, director)

Live at the Volubilis ruins, Morocco, June 27, 2000

Alleluia/Islamic chant [7:00]
Mozarabic Call To Prayer/Ezan (Islamic call to prayer) [5:30]
Improvisation on Alleluia in Mozarabic and Sufi style [11:30]
Song for Jerusalem [7:00]
Mozarabic chant/Sama ritual, excerpt [10:30]

The Ensemble Organum has many CDs of medieval European chant, polyphony, Byzantine music, and an earlier project of Mozarabic chant (without ensemble El Assala). All are available from Harmonia Mundi Records** www.harmoniamundi.com

Ahmed Azami Hassani

Live at the Maison Bleu, Fez, Morocco, June 29, 2000

Improvisation on 'ud, excerpt [1:30]

Not commercially available.

Recordings from the annual Fez Festival are available from Sounds True Recordings, in Boulder, Colorado. www.soundstrue.com

For more information about the annual Fez Festival Of World Sacred Music, go to their website at www.fezfestival.com

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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