Karim Baggili has dreamt of Kali City, his latest release, for a long time. With this album the Belgian musician, of Jordanian - Yougoslav origins, puts down his guitar and picks up his oud. A lute inseparable from an Arabic music that the artist has always carried in his heart and to which he pays a homage whose secret he has. As he summarises 'It rocks me, it pierces me, I adore it'.
During the course of two parts, the first with Trio Joubran and the second surrounded by his 'Arabic Band' with its traditional instruments (kawala, ud darbuka), Karim Baggili invites us on a journey to the east and this Jordan of which he keeps so many memories.
Debuting at No.4 in the WMCE - World Music Charts Europe
Without simply offering traditional airs, he opens the door to modern and offbeat compositions, taking inspiration from what makes up his identity, adding his personal touches in order to finally recall that music can and must sometimes go beyond frontiers to provide other sensations and open horizons.
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