Daily OM : Astrakan Café – Anouar Brahem Trio 2000
April 24, 2012
[…] The musical language of Brahem and his trio brings together folk and classical styles from across the Islamic world and beyond, from North Africa to India, the Middle East and Turkey to Eastern Europe; the improvisatory spirit of jazz isn’t far behind. But more important than defining this album is experiencing its emotional power. Astrakan Café is a deeply personal record, filled with introspection and memory and joy and sorrow, and it gets there without the benefit of a single word.