ARAB-ANDALUSIAN MUSIC OF ALGIERS - THE NÛBA HSÎN
> Beihdja Rahal and her ensemble, vol. 2
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Beihdja Rahal, vocals and 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 fifty odd melodies of the Nûba Hsîn make it by far the richest and the most largely sung. Beihdja Rahal offers a version based on the theme of the lovers' reunion.