Sprinting Gazelle (Miktab/Fuse)
Subtitled 'Palestinian Songs from the Motherland and the Diaspora' - UK born Palestinian composer and singer Kelani has spent many years recording and collecting folk songs from women in her maternal home of Nazareth, in the refugee camps of Palestine and Lebanon, and elsewhere. The works on this recording include arrangements of traditional songs and her own settings of contemporary poetry. The ensemble is a mix of modern and traditional voices: piano, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, double bass and drums, with guests on violin, percussion, duduk, yarghul, nay and strings. Highly recommended.