• Fatma Said records « Aatini Al Naya Wa Ghanni » أعطنى الناى وغنى

    Based on a poem by Lebanese-American poet Gibran Khalil Gibran, “Aatini Al Naya Wa Ghanni” (Give me the flute and sing) is “a particular favourite” of Fatma Said’s within the program of her debut album, El Nour. Discover: http://w.lnk.to/elnLY

    As Fatma explains, “The poetry is very symbolic and philosophical in feeling, and the way we developed it in the studio with the musicians was extremely special: some of them had never heard this musical setting by Najib Hankash before, so there was this beautiful lack of any expectation of how it should sound, and we all improvised spontaneously, listening to one another. It was a creation of complete bliss.”

    With Tim Allhoff (piano), Itamar Doari (percussion), Henning Sieverts (double bass), Tamer Pinarbasi (kanun), and Burcu Karadağ (ney flute).