Orchestre National de Barbès

Orchestre National de Barbès

En Concert

Tinder

Tired of the same old planet? Orchestre National de Barbès mixes the little-exploited traditional sounds of North Africa and simmers them in a stew of recognizable bits and pieces from elsewhere to arrive at something completely pan-cultural. If you’re intrigued at all by African and Arabic music, this is something which you’re guaranteed to like in a completely unexpected manner. The energy audible in this live recording is enough to turn a crowd of thousands into a seething, surging mass, I’m sure, so play with care. Tinder Records, 619 Martin Ave., Unit 1, Rohnert Park, CA 94928; http://worldmusic.com/tinder

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