Performers: Mohammed Amân (voice, 'ud), Bandar al-'Abdali (qânûn), Khaled al-'Abdali (violin), Hassan Filfilân (masga', naqrazân), Walid 'Issâ (darbuka, târ)
Playing time: 71'21"
Recording date: January 2001 (Paris)
Of course, the Hijaz (location of Mecca) is a center of Arab culture, and has been an important population center since ancient times. Mohammed Amân is the acknowledged master of this traditional style, and presents a program of compelling variety, representing the contemporary state of music-making in the Hijaz.
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