Over the years, an intricate web of musical links has formed across the Mediterranean, despite various political borders, linguistic differences and religions. The ancient links forged by the travelling sailors and merchants that plied the Mediterranean, the conquests of the Romans, Moors and colonialists, and the influences of the modern media, have created musical connections that resonate throughout the region. The Rough Guide To Mediterranean Café Music explores these influences as reflected in the varied café cultures these countries share. Traversing the diverse European sounds of Greece, Italy, France and Spain, the compelling North African music of Morocco, Algeria and Egypt, this album presents some of the Mediterranean's most exhilarating coastal sounds.
'A very satisfying musical meze.' HMV Choice Magazine