FAKROUN, AHMED - AHMED FAKROUN

FAKROUN, AHMED - AHMED FAKROUN

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: PMG

Release date: 08/08/2016

Barcode: 0710473190565

Catalog no.: PMGLP0000031

Item ID: 435961

Insanely popular across the Maghreb, name-checked in international spy novels and beloved of music adventurers like David Byrne, Libyan superstar Ahmed Fakroun is the most astounding raï-disco-electronica pioneer you never heard of. His 1983 album 'Mots D'Amour' is a global fusion classic. This self-titled anthology of songs from the late '70s is an altogether mellower affair. The grooves are slower and sweeter, and Fakroun's multi-instrumentalist chops on the saz, mandol and darbouka drum really come to the fore. The album includes the tracks from two of Ahmed's rarest and most sought-after 7-inches, 'Nisyan' (1977) and 'Auidny' (1974/1977), and the album 'Awedny' (previously unreleased on vinyl).

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