Produced by

The Arabesque Music Ensemble

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

They are in their 20s and 30s, living in the US and some have recorded with Shakira and Beyonce. But when they play as the Arabesque Music Ensemble, their focus is on traditional, even obscure, Arab music. Members of the ensemble join us to talk about the group’s second album, "The Music of the Three Musketeers," covering the golden age of Egyptian music.

This is an encore edition of Soundcheck.

Guests:

Arabesque Music Ensemble

Comments [2]

sasha bell from bushwick, brooklyn

Wow, the more I listen to this show, the more outraged I am by the lack of serious dialogue and commentary from Details Author. I can't believe Mr. Schaefer is wasting his time with this guest!? Please consider musical careers from the artists' perspective. We're not doing it for you.
Sasha Bell

Jul. 01 2008 02:23 PM
sasha bell from bushwick, brooklyn

I feel offended by your guest's opinion that one should produce only one "primal moment" and then "get out of the way. Has this fellow never made music before? Or done anything he is "primally" passionate about? As a musician I am driven by the need to make music, and gain such indecribeable happiness and fulfillment from that process. It's like suggesting that your guest write one perfect article for Details and then move on. I feel like his whole argument is facetious and just thrown out there for effect.
Sasha Bell
Member of Brooklyn band Essex Green

Jul. 01 2008 02:15 PM

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