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Albums by Dhafer Youssef

Track length:3:46
Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Author: Dhafer Youssef
Genre: World
Electronic
Publisher: Copyright Control Dhafer Youssef AKM
Sacem
ISRC: NO-WAJ-06-03010
Track length:6:06
Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Author: Dhafer Youssef
Eivind Aarset
Genre: World
Electronic
Publisher: Copyright Control Dhafer Youssef AKM
Sacem
ISRC: NO-WAJ-06-03020
Track length:5:16
Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Author: Dhafer Youssef
Genre: World
Electronic
Publisher: Copyright Control Dhafer Youssef AKM
Sacem
ISRC: NO-WAJ-06-03030
Track length:7:38
Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Author: Dhafer Youssef
Genre: World
Electronic
Publisher: Copyright Control Dhafer Youssef AKM
Sacem
ISRC: NO-WAJ-06-03040
Track length:10:11
Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Author: Dhafer Youssef
Genre: World
Electronic
Publisher: Copyright Control Dhafer Youssef AKM
Sacem
ISRC: NO-WAJ-06-03050
Track length:5:05
Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Author: Dhafer Youssef
Genre: World
Electronic
Publisher: Copyright Control Dhafer Youssef AKM
Sacem
ISRC: NO-WAJ-06-03060
Track length:6:28
Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Author: Dhafer Youssef
Jan Bang
E Kirkesola
Genre: World
Electronic
Publisher: Copyright Control Dhafer Youssef AKM
Sacem
ISRC: NO-WAJ-06-03070
Track length:3:14
Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Author: Dhafer Youssef
Genre: World
Electronic
Publisher: Copyright Control Dhafer Youssef AKM
Sacem
ISRC: NO-WAJ-06-03080
Track length:6:51
Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Author: Dhafer Youssef
Eivind Aarset
Genre: World
Electronic
Publisher: Copyright Control Dhafer Youssef AKM
Sacem
ISRC: NO-WAJ-06-03090
Track length:4:16
Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Author: Dhafer Youssef
Eivind Aarset
Genre: World
Electronic
Publisher: Copyright Control Dhafer Youssef AKM
Sacem
ISRC: NO-WAJ-06-03100
Track length:7:47
Artist: Dhafer Youssef
Author: Dhafer Youssef
Genre: World
Electronic
Publisher: Copyright Control Dhafer Youssef AKM
Sacem
ISRC: NO-WAJ-06-03110

Divine Shadows sees the culmination of Dhafer Youssef’s musical journey over the past five years. This, Dhafer’s fourth album, consolidates ideas that have emerged through his three albums on Enja Records whilst introducing a new dynamic. Produced by Norwegian guitarist, composer and producer Eivind Aarset, and featuring music which has formed the basis of the group’s live concerts for the past year, Dhafer’s debut album for Jazzland displays a mature cohesion. Divine Shadows reveals the full potential of Dhafer both as a composer and performer, working with musicians whose creativity provides the perfect vehicle for his music. ////////// Released 2006 //////////

Personell: Dhafer Youssef - Oud & Voice / Arve Henriksen - Trumpet / Eivind Aarset - Guitars, Electronics & Programming / Audun Erlien - Electric bass, Balalaika & Electronics / Rune Arnesen - Drums & Programming / Marilyn Mazur - Percussion / Jan Bang - Programming / Oslo Session String Quartet

////////// Some press quotes: "five stars" - Observer / "Aarset and Youssef have forged a thrilling new sound that could make Divine Shadows a crossover hit" - The Guardian / "... a meditative thing of frequent beauty and unquestionable tastefulness." - The Independent On Sunday / "This heady, enticing cultural clash - the sensual warmth of Youssef's Middle East meets the cool sensuality of his European collaborators...has yielded moments of quite sublime beauty... the results approach the hypnotically sublime." - Jazzwise //////////

Dhafer Youssef Quartet performing at the 'Jazz Onze Plus' festival in Lausanne 28 oct 2006. Dhafer Youssef on oud and voice, Eivind Aarset on guitar, Audun Erlien on bass and Rune Arnesen on drums. Song title: 'Odd Poetry'. from Dhafer's 2006 Jazzland release 'Divine Shadows'.

About Dhafer Youssef:

A small seaside town in Tunisia in the 1970s. A boy walks along a deserted shoreline picking up the odds and ends he finds lying around: A broken fishing net; a few discarded sardine cans; spokes from an old bicycle. His heart and mind are full of music and he wants to play. It's as much as his father can do to put food on the table for Dhafer and his seven brothers and sisters. There certainly isn't spare money for music lessons, let alone for an instrument. So Dhafer makes his own oud, the traditional middle-Eastern lute, using whatever he can find.

You've only got to listen to the achingly beautiful first minute or so of Dhafer Youssef´s music to hear how the passion for music, born in that small Tunisian town, still lives on.

The young Dhafer did what was expected of him and sang, having learnt at the traditional Koran school, but at the same time, he was hearing music on the radio - the only source of entertainment in this small town. "It was just music. That's...