Recorded and mixed by Jef Stott at the Embarka Studios in San Francisco
Produced by Jef Stott and Eliyahu Sills
Devotional music, love songs, improvisations, and folk tunes from around the Middle East, performed with soul and authenticity on traditional insruments. These melodies from Morocco, Turkey, Armenia, Yemen, Israel and Egypt span the ages from the 12th century onward.
Qadim is a word found in both Arabic and Hebrew meaning ‘ancient’ as well as ‘that which will come.’ The Qadim ensemble plays music inspired by traditions of the Near East, bringing the richness and beauty of these ancient melodies to contemporary audiences. Their repertoire includes Arabic, Jewish, Turkish Sufi, Hebrew-Yemenite, Armenian, Greek and Moroccan music, celebrating the common musical and spiritual heritage of the region’s ancient cultures, while also honoring the great diversity found within them.
The CD features:
Rachel Valfer- oud, vocals, kemanche
Eliyahu Sills- ney, oud, bansuri, saz, vocals, upright bass
Faisal Zedan- bendir, dhola, riqq, bendir
Bouchaib Abdelhadi-darbuka, vocals
John Villa- qarqaba, morrocan tablas, doira
Evan Fraser- kalimba, zabumba,
Fares Hedayati- zarb, daf