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Kali City

by Karim Baggili

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Down Town 04:57
Ella & Jad 05:31
Dawn at Sea 01:00
Big Fish 04:29
Fly to 01:12
Kali City 04:46
Toummaï 03:18
Kalimaat 03:13
La Tinsini 02:55
Amar 04:10


Kali City, something that Karim Baggili has dreamt of for a long time. With this album he puts down his guitar and picks up his oud. A lute inseparable from an arabian music that the artist has always carried in his heart and to which he pays a homage whose secret he has. As he summarises "It rocks me, it pierces me, I adore it".
During the course of two parts, the first with the three Joubran brothers ("graceful, generous and talented") and the second surrounded by his "Arabic Band" with its traditional instruments (kawala, ud darbuka), Karim Baggili invites us on a journey to the east and this Jordan of which he keeps so many memories.
Without simply offering traditional airs, he opens the door to modern and offbeat compositions, taking inspiration from what makes up his identity, adding his personal touches in order to finally recall that music can and must sometimes go beyond frontiers to provide other sensations and open horizons.


released November 15, 2013

Karim Baggili - Guitar, ud, bass, electric guitar, slide bass, vocals

Trio Joubran:
Samir Joubran - Ud
Wissam Joubran - Ud
Adnan Joubran - Ud

Karim Baggili & his Arabic Band:
Houssem Ben Elkadhi - Kawala
Mohamed Al Mokhlis - Violin
Ahmed Khaili - Daf, darbuka, riq
Etienne Serck - Cajon, Floor Tom
Vivian Ladrière - Udu, cymballes, floor tom
Boris Tchango - Drums
Youri Nanaï - Bass
Karoline de la Serna - Vocals
Samia Sabri - Vocals

Composed & Arranged by Karim Baggili
Produced & Published by homerecords.be


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