#2 Gilad Atzmon – ISRAEL

14 Jul

Dal’ouna On The Return – Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli born experiential jazz musician and an activist for the Palestinian struggle.  The musicians performing on this track live in exile. For some of them it’s a deliberate choice, others are unwelcome in their homeland.

Dal’ouna is an ancient Arabic song vocalized in this rendition by the impressive Palestinian singer Ream Kelani. It celebrates the traditional Arab line dance know as Dabke or “stomping of the feet”.

Gilad Atzmon’s ability to meld great Jazz artistry and Middle-Eastern roots in a sophisticated manner perfectly states his aim: similarity should outweigh difference; difference should be celebrated.

Official Homepage of Gilad Atzmon

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