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Seasons of Violet (KKV)

Palestinian vocalist Rim Banna performs a selection of new Palestinian love songs with a fine international ensemble featuring Eivind Aarseth (guitar), Gjermund Silset (bass), Rune Arnesen (drums) and David Wallumrød (keyboards), in addition to her husband Leonid Aleixenco (acoustic guitar). The title refers to the lilac, a violet flower which in Palestine is a symbol of love. All the songs have been composed by Rim Banna together with Leonid Aleixenco, while her mother has written some of the lyrics.

   

The songs:
  • 1. The hymn of the sea 4.36
  • 2. The night has fallen down 5.08
  • 3. The light gown of soul 4.24
  • 4. Seasons of violet 4.25
  • 5. The first rain 4.59
  • 6. Beit Allah 3.47
  • 7. I'll come to you daisy like 4.44
  • 8. After you left 3.48
  • 9. The dream 4.38
  • 10. A prayer 5.58
  • 11. The weeping of the rose 5.20
Palestinian artist Rim Banna is now releasing "Seasons of Violet", her second solo CD on the KKV label. Her previous release, "Mirrors of My Soul" (2005), has been well-received around the globe, opening doors for Rim Banna to the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, India, the Arabic world and Scandinavia Her collaboration with KKV started with "Lullabies from the Axis of Evil" (2004). The impression she made on producer Erik Hillestad when she sang a lullaby for him in her house in Nazareth had such an impact that it landed her a recording contract. Her many fans have been eagerly awaiting her new record, and now it is finally here. She performs with the same band, featuring Eivind Aarseth (guitar), Gjermund Silset (bass), Rune Arnesen (drums) and David Wallumrød (keyboards), in addition to her husband Leonid Aleixenco (acoustic guitar). This time Rim gives us a selection of new Palestinian love songs. The title, "Seasons of Violet", reflects the lilac, a violet flower which in Palestine is a symbol of love. All the songs have been composed by Rim together with Leonid Aleixenco, while Rims mother has written some of the lyrics.

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