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Carte Blanche (Side AA)

by Karkhana with Nadah El Shazly

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Free Middle Eastern music septet Karkhana weave a tapestry of astonishing contemporary music for Egyptian songstress Nadah El Shazly, following the release of the band’s four previous albums and El Shazly’s internationally-acclaimed debut 'Ahwar' (Nawa, 2017). The three tracks featured on Side AA of this split release were recorded during a residency at Inter Arts Center in Malmö, Sweden, where the band had been working on their forthcoming full-length release. El Shazly joined them as a guest musician during their composition and recording sessions.


released May 3, 2019

Side AA of this split release was recorded by Fadi Tabbal and Anthony Sahyoun in Malmö, Sweden.
Mixed by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork Studios, Beirut, Lebanon.

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