- cassol, hatzigeorgiou, galland & friends: aka balkan moon / alefba
(2015, 2cd, bel, outhere music out 657)
On this latest and long-awaited release, Fabrizio Casso, Michel Hatzigeorgiou and Stéphane Galland present two of their most recent musical encounters : "Aka Balkan Moon" investigates Bulgarian music and musical traditions, where "AlefBa" takes the listener to the Arab region (Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Turkey).
Two projects, two albums and an exquisite selection of guest musicians, all in one beautiful package.
May 12, Aka Moon presented this album with a concert for which musicians from both projects were present, performing pieces from both "Aka Balkan Moon" and "AlefBa". Together.
It was superb.
Fabrizio Cassol (direction artistique & saxophone), Stéphane Galland (batterie), Michel Hatzigeorgiou (basse)
Tcha Limberger (voix, violon - Belgique), Magic Malik (flûte, voix – Côte d’Ivoire, Guadeloupe & France), Nedyalko Nedyalkov (kaval - Bulgarie), Mustafa Saïd (oud, voix – Egypte & Liban), Amir El Safar (trompette, santur, voix – Irak & USA), Khaled El Hafez (voix - Syrie), Tima Nedyalkova (voix - Bulgarie)
Here's a little soundcloud snippet, for the new album :