Jewish-arab Song Treasures

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Label: BUDA MUSIQUE
Catalog: 860218
Format: CD

Samy Elmaghribi: vocals, oud

Omri maninsak ya mama • Ala ouhida • Menssab ma’ak elila • Matebkich ya elghrib • Kaftanek mahloul • Ya rrabi saha olamaar touil • Khayef la chemissa • Toualti elghiba ya ghzali • Aïli ya ouadi • Mal h’bibi • Addaouia • Elli farquou ghzalou • Ya day ayani

Born Salomon Amzellag in 1922 in Safi, a town along the Atlantic coast, Samy grew up in Rabat, Morocco’s capital city. In the 1950s–60s, he sang standards as well as his own songs, reflecting on society and the damages caused by colonialism. Samy El Magribi passed away in 2008, leaving behind a splendid repertoire whose flavor is rendered on this album.

Price: $19.98