[2] Dimi Mint Abba & Khalifa Ould Eide – Moorish Music from Mauritania

2 Dec

Throughout December I am going to revisit the first months of this journey, taking time at the end of this year to remember where I’ve been and what I’ve heard.

. . . To Hear Before I Blog

After the familiarity of the first recording, this second of the one thousand recordings is in a way a sort of make or break moment for this venture.  If I can’t see the worth in the first “difficult” entry on the list, it is possible I may not go much further on the word of Tom Moon.

On the other hand, this could be exactly the sort of thing that whatever it is I am doing here is all about.  Moorish Music is an album I would absolutely never have come across in the normal course of my life – I do not seek out World music of any kind, let alone Islamic religious chanting.

So I am very curious what it is that I am going to hear here.

Album Cover (photo credit Amazon.com) Album Cover (photo credit Amazon.com)

Without a background in African music beyond what Paul Simon shared on Graceland, I am searching…

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