Gio Israel Andalusian Oud Vol.1 WAV
The ‘Sounds’ series by Gio Israel is a window to the worlds’ last remaining ancient musical traditions of our time. The source of Andalusian music is attributed to legendary Persian musician – Ali Iben Nafiaa (AKA “ZRIAB”).
The source of Andalusian music is attributed to legendary Persian musician – Ali Iben Nafiaa (AKA “ZRIAB”). Migrating from Syria to the south of Spain (Andalusia) Zriab created 24 musical themes (called “Nubot”), each Nuba represented a different hour in the day.
This new musical tradition then expended to several larger musical traditions of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, as well as been influenced by North African music and style.
The ancient melodies have been managed to survive the test of time due to religious use and mostly through old Jewish communities that have used this types of melodies in their prayers as means to carry their oral traditions, the same that can be heard in old synagogs till this very day.
This series was recorded by musician and composer Gilad Hazan, a respected scholar of Andalusian Music.