Marwan Abado – Longa Vienna (2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Marwan Abado – Longa Vienna (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 41:51 minutes | 407 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Gramola Records

Palestinian-born musician Marwan Abado has lived in Vienna for almost forty years. The album “Longa Vienna” comes out shortly before his celebratory look back at these years. “Longa” is the name of an oriental musical form that was brought to the Ottoman Empire from Romania by the Roma people around the middle of the 18th century. It was a dance music form that announced the end of a concert at a fast tempo. Arab musicians and composers, who were part of the Ottoman Empire at the time, adopted this form and continued to cultivate it as an element of the Arab instrumental music tradition. “Longa Vienna” is a musical journey through Vienna – the cultural melting pot of the metropolis becomes audible, the pulsating life of the big city, colorful, poetic and densely woven musical stories resound. Viennese sound of the present, interpreted by Marwan Abado, oud and vocals, Maciej Golebiowski, clarinets, Arnulf Lindner, bass guitar, Peter Rosmanith, Percussion and the Syrian singer Dima Orsho as a guest.

1-1. Marwan Abado – Inn Kanaa Li / When it is Granted (07:07)
1-2. Marwan Abado – Longa Vienna (03:27)
1-3. Marwan Abado – Blue Mashrabiya / Blue Window Grilles (05:13)
1-4. Marwan Abado – Ya Rabb / Oh God of Rain (05:57)
1-5. Marwan Abado – Connecting five (04:34)
1-6. Marwan Abado – Taqsim in Maqam Rast Yakah / Free Solo Improvisation in “Rast Yakah” Scale (03:15)
1-7. Marwan Abado – Samai min Alquds / Samai from Jerusalem (06:22)
1-8. Marwan Abado – Arabioun Basitoun / A Simple Arab (05:53)


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