NES

Ahlam - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9865-2
  • Barcode: 614427986528
  • German Release: 31/08/2018
  • Genre: Jazz, World Jazz, World Music

Three languages, three instruments, three artists. One unified musical identity. NES can't be tied down to a specific location. Their music is between traditional Arabic and world music, jazz and pop. "Ahlam" means "dream" in Arabic. The long-held wish of the three NES musicians was to make an internationally released album - a dream which has now quite literally come true.

CD € 17,50

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NES can't be tied down to a specific location. Their music is between traditional Arabic and world music, jazz and pop. These three superb musicians originally met in Valencia in Spain. Percussionist David Gadea is from the region, and was already touring with Flamenco greats such as Ximo Tébar and Josemi Carmona; Matthieu Saglio is a French cellist “with a thousand tone colours” who has performed in more than 30 countries; the singer/cellist Nesrine Belmokh had worked with legendary conductors such as Lorin Maazel and Daniel Barenboim, and performed with Cirque du Soleil on international tours. Placido Domingo has called Nesrine “an exceptional artist, a wonderful voice.”Russafa, the area around the station in Valencia, Spain, is famous for its market, which offers every imaginable Mediterranean delicacy. This was once a working-class...

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Nesrine Belmokh / voice & cello (on 3 & 7)
Mathieu Saglio / cello & vocals
David Gadea / percussion


Recording Information

Music composed by Belmokh & Saglio

Produced by NES

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Nicolas Baillard
at Studios La Buissonne, Pernes les Fontaines, France, June 2017
Except cello loops recorded at Cut Records, Valencia, Spain, in January 2017 by Rafa Sánchez

Cover art by Philip Taaffe: Asuka Nimbus, 2013, ACT Art Collection, Berlin