‘Kind of NO blues’ is a double album which contains two CD’s with the best live tracks and new songs. On the studio CD you find twelve new tracks that feature special international guests. Bill Barrett’s (Hazmat Modine, US) virtuoso blues harp playing is heard on ‘Nafura’ and the voice of the’godfather of R&B’ Andre Williams (US) is heard on the ‘Waterpipe’. There are also more unexpected contributions by Dutch novelist Vrouwkje Tuinman and Iraqi poet Rodaan Al Galidi.
The collaboration between NO blues and Quartet Quinetique combines Arabicana with modern classical music in a whole new sound. Jos Beeren brings the sound of the ‘roaring thirties’ back to life and Morad Khoury contributes his lyrical Arabic violin playing to the track ‘Go on’.
The live CD with thirteen of the best NO blues live tracks gives a great overview of the previous four albums. On the live CD three guest musicians appear; the Palestinian singer Shereene Danialle, Morad Khoury on violin and Belgian diatonic button-accordion player Sophie Cavez. All these guests also contributed to previous NO blues albums.
Kind of NO blues is a remarkable musical journey that touches the boundaries of Arabicana, the combination between American folk blues and Arabic music. A genre that has been formed and shaped by this remarkable band called NO blues.
released 15 September 2013
Taken from the album Kind of NO blues