ARAB-ANDALUSIAN MUSIC OF ALGIERS - THE NÛBA ZÎDAN
> Beihdja Rahal and her ensemble, vol. 1
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Beihdja Rahal, singing & kwitra
Lhadi Boukoura & Nacer Rahal, violas
Lyès Boukoura, violin
Youcef Nouar, mandolin
Halim Guermi, nây
Djihad Labri, qânûn
Nadji Hamma & Mohamed El Amine Belouni, ‘ûd
Belkacem Sisaber, târ
Sofiane Bouchafa, darbûka
Kahina Boussafeur & Mounia Chaatal, choir.
Beihdja Rahal is one of the most beautiful voices of the arab-andalusian music of Algiers. According to the tradition, she sings in solo with a chamber ensemble which magnifies the sensuality of her medium range, her angelic high notes and the flexibility of her ornaments. The Nûba Zîdân is associated with the night. This version, based on the motif of the separation, with a beautiful love poem by the Andalusian female poet Wallada bint al-Mustakfi (11th c.), is a model of traditional rendition.