Amina: a modern Scheherazade

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About Amina Amina is a symbol of successful musical fusion between Arab and Western worlds emerging right in the 1980s when World music is rising. Her artistic make-up brought her up in two cultures, the cultural melting pot of the Tunisian city of Carthage (with Maghrebi music, Italian variety and the music of Joan Baez and James Brown brought through the Tabarka Festival) and Paris, where she attended the Conservatoire briefly for some formal musical training and was introduced to classical works and exposed … Read on…

Yael Naim: New Soul

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Yael Naiem is more than just the Israeli-singer-songwriter and pianist of Jewish Tunisian descent who provided the soundtrack (‘New Soul’ for the Apple MacBook Air advertising in 2008 which propelled her in the US top 10, a first for any Israeli music artist. Her apparently voluntarily husked voice has lent itself to beautiful covers and some no less beautifully self-penned songs. The charm is in the voice, whether in English, French or Hebrew, from its delicately … Read on…

WSS Chart Playlist – Best of 2008

What an amazing and internationally great year for music 2008 has been. From North to South, East to West, music artists release some musical gems for the pleasure of music fans and to make such a chart as impossible as ridiculous. All the same, we made it. Rivers run/Sorry Karine Polwart (Scotland) We fought for Karine on this one. Sorry is growing to be one of my all time favourite, fantastically showcasing brilliant ‘opinionated’ songwriting, lovely celtic tones and beautiful … Read on…