Artist: Amos Hoffman

Name: Na'ama

Released: 2006

Label: Magda

Format: Cristal

Total playing: 47'00

Bonus: Import Israel

Price : 12.50 €

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Na'ama (Amos Hoffman)

Amos Hoffman, a gifted composer and oud player, composed all 12 songs, and performs them while successfully preserving the Arabic music tradition, at the same time combining elements of jazz, latin music and world music.
Hoffman's works is relatively traditional but he adds unusual instruments such as the marimba, which is rarely used in Arab music.
The combination of various instruments and styles to create a unique "fusion" comes naturally to Hoffman, as a musician living in two worlds - the Eastern & Western worlds.
The album is both fascinating and surprising, especially considering Hoffman's Ashkenazi roots (Eastern European).
Instrumental oud album with a Western approach, featuring top musicians:
Amos Hoffman - Oud ; Joshua Levit - Ney ; Ehab Nimer - Violin ; Omer Avital - Bass ; Tomer Zur - Percussion ; Rea Bar Nes - Percussion & Marimba.
One also finds the famous jazz bass player Avishai Cohen as guest musician on track #11

Amos Hoffman - Musicians

  • Amos HOFFMAN : oud
  • Joshua LEVITT : ney
  • Ehab NIMER : violin
  • Omer AVITAL : bass
  • Avishai COHEN : bass
  • Tomer ZUR : percussion
  • Rea Bar NES : percussion, marimba

Na'ama - Sound extracts

  • Third King
  • Takasim Nohawand
  • Samai Nahawand
  • Kiryat HaYovel
  • Na'ama
  • Takasim Higas
  • Takasim Rast
  • Samai Siga
  • Langa Abu Musa
  • Takasim Rayat
  • Shargia
  • Lonely Sands