Atrium Musicae Madrid, Gregorio Paniagua – Al Andalus – Musique Arabo-Andalouse (Harmonia Mundi, 2021 reissue)
Harmonia Mundi has reissued this fascinating recording made in 1976 and initially launched in 1977. Al Andalus – Musique Arabo-Andalouse is a portrait and recreation of Arab Andalusian music, the music that was performed in medieval southern Spain, within the territories occupied by varied Arab conquerors generally known as the Moors.
Atrium Musicae Madrid was a extremely regarded and well-known early music ensemble led by multi-instrumentalist and researcher Gregorio Paniagua. The Paniagua household contains a number of distinguished musicians who play a variety of devices and music types corresponding to western classical, early music and world music.
Gregorio Paniagua hung out researching the music of historic Al Andalus by visiting northwestern Africa to speak to musicians who maintained Arab Andalusian oral traditions lengthy after the Moors have been defeated and retreated to the Magreb area of Africa.
The cultural affect of Al Andalus enriched Spanish Christian music and launched these musical traditions to western Europe. Gregorio Paniagua and his colleagues play a variety of fascinating musical instrtuments. A few of them are acquainted Arabic musical devices; nonetheless, the sensemble additionally makes use of many different uncommon devices.
The ensemble on this album included Gregorio Paniagua on kemenche, rabab, ud, diowak or chebeb (vertical flute), quitra (lute), qitar (medieval lute), and zamar (double cow horn); Eduardo Paniagua on rabab (fiddle), nay (flute), darbuka, surnay (woodwind), hella (percussion), daff, qanun, tarrija (ceramic drum), shahin gussaba (fife), arghul (double-pipe woodwind), mizmar (reed), nuqqeyrat (cymbal), and tar; Cristina Ubeda on jalalil (bells), tar, qanun, nay, santur, tarrenas (rattle), claquetas (rattles), karkabas (steel castanets), jank (harp), zil (cymbal), d’znoutch (finger cymbals), gsbah (lengthy reed flute); Pablo Cano on rabab, al-urgana (organ), tar, and qanun; Beatriz Amo on tar, jalalil, d’znoutch, sinj (finger cymbals), al-urgana, mi’zaf (Arabic lyre), bendir (body drum), al-buzuq (long-necked fretted lute), Andalusian castanets, qanun, gsbah, ghaita (bagpipe), and bordun (drone pipe); Luis Paniagua on tambur, darbuka, ud, zil, rebab, d’znoutch, and tabl (drum); and Carlos Paniagua on rabab, darbuka, tarrija, surnay, tar, nay, santur, and peine de madera (wood comb).
Purchase Al Andalus – Musique Arabo-Andalouse
Creator: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music for a few years. He based the web sites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel can also be co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.
Angel has additionally produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels corresponding to Alula Information, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.