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2011 tarafa

album cover Tarafa by Mohammed Haddad

the musicians:

tariq kamal & nasser isa - violincello
ali al olaiwi - viola & violin

mohammed haddad - piano
hasan haddad - oud & chorus
ahmed alqassim - bass guitar & chorus
thani salem & m. hamadeh - sea percussions
ahmad maani - riqq
ahmad mohammed - cajón

ala ghawas - solo vocal & chorus

nader ameeruddin - chorus

abdulla jamal - sound engineer - solo vocal

recorded at meemaan studio

2011 tarafa


the project started in 2008 amid research about the life of the poet (tarafah ibn al-‘abd), who lived in bahrain. tarafa went through unique circumstances throughout the period of his short life (543 to 569), during which he faced many of injustice, especially from his uncles who harmed and denied him... despite all that, he lived free in spite, rebel, and was against the kings until he was confronted by the king of al-heera (amr ibn hind) that had him killed before he’s thirty...

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