Whygold's Weekend

... under this motto I present you my music tip for the weekend.

Maybe one or the other will discover something new.

In my opinion, listening to music consciously is as important as reading a good book.

Today: Rabih Abou-Khalil - Roots & Sprouts


Rabih Abou-Khalil (Arabic ربيع أبو خليل, DMG Rabīʿ Abū Ḫalīl; born August 17, 1957 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese composer, oud player and jazz musician. Since 1978 he has lived in Munich, where most of his albums are produced by Enja Records. He currently lives in France.

Abou-Khalil studied Arabic and Western music at the Beirut Art Academy. In 1978 he fled from the Lebanese civil war to Munich, where he studied flute with Walter Theurer. However, his main instrument remained the oud, the oriental short-necked lute (predecessor of the European lute, origin of the term Arabic: al-ʿūd).

(Source: Wikipedia)

The first Rabih Abou-Khalil record I heard was either Sultan's Picnic or Odd Times - I can't remember exactly.

Many of his albums have received the golden jazz award.

I deliberately chose the album "Roots and Sprouts" here, which is more traditionally oriental.

Have fun listening to music

Your Chris Weigold

P.S.: Maybe you can enjoy the listening pleasure together with a glass of wine from our "World Symphony Edition".

Rabih Abou- Khalil: Roots & Sprouts