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    Origine du Groupe : Palestine , Syria

    Style : Alternative Fusion World , Pop

    Sortie : 2009

    Tracklist :
    1 April blossoms     
    2 New moon     
    3 The sheperd     
    4 Silver fountain     
    5 The kitten didi     
    6 Sleep, Dolly, sleep     
    7 Raindrops on my window     
    8 Today is my birthday     
    9 The clock     
    10 In our orchard     
    12 Our donkey     
    13 When we become a little bigger     
    14 Kul kbeibeh     
    15 Mum, you are the dearest     
    16 Happy lesser bairam feast     
    17 Christmas feast     
    18 Baylassan     
    19 A sand house     
    20 Nura


    Rim Banna, a Palestinian singer from Nazareth, presents poignant and humorous children's songs on April Blossoms. Rim's voice is aided with bass guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, keyboards, bansuri flute, duduk, and oud. All the songs are sung in Arabic. However, song translations are provided from Arabic to English in the liner notes. The songs are so enjoyable that you need not be a child to appreciate it's musical intricacies. Overall, the melodies and vocalizations are reminiscent of North African singers, in particular, Mauritania's Malouma. A children's choir accents some of the songs. Perhaps, the Arabic songs take on a life of their own and instill in the listener a deep level of appreciation. Also, Russian and Turkic elements appear from time to time throughout the album. This is an ideal collection of songs to listen to while relaxing, or spending time with family. April Blossoms is as sweet as it sounds, and it gets sweeter with every listen.

    ~ Matthew Forss


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