COMPOSERS: Charbel Rouhana
PERFORMER: Charbel Rouhana (oud); Beirut Oriental Ensemble
CATALOGUE NO: 634479810572
‘Organic music made of genetically unmodified local seeds,’ quips the cover of charbel rhouhana’s Hand Made: this is a self-prescribed antidote to the political hell in which he and the Beirut Oriental Ensemble are compelled to live.
Their unpretentious album is a lovely sequence of pieces in the timeless Levantine style, with Rouhana’s oud and Antoine Khalifeh’s violin setting a pleasing mood of measured gravity. Michael Church