Friday, June 24, 2011

Round Two: Toufic Farroukh

People say Farroukh plays jazz, but that descriptions is a bit limited. If you like jazz you'll probably dig Toufic Farroukh, but if you like Arabic folk, or even experimental electronic music I would press you to give him a listen. Really regardless of what you like, give him a try.

Farroukh is a Saxophonist hailing from Beirut who now does most of his work in France, but that doesn't mean that he has forgotten his Arab roots. His sound is a wonderful mixture between Western jazz and Eastern folk. You'll hear funk beats behind the classical melodies of an Oud.

I'll point you to Pirate Beirut (a site near and dear to my heart), where you can download one of his most recent albums.

For those interested check him out:

Toufic Farroukh Ft. Yasmine Hamdam - Lili S'en Fout from kiya on Vimeo.

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