Ibn Khaldoun Rhapsody
It has been always difficult to advance Arabic folk music to become a recognized world music style and challenging to play it with western influences such as Jazz and classical music. This project will explore those challenges and give them new direction. The project is the fruit of several years of traveling and learning new cultures, namely Arabic, Indian and Jazz, and is a presentation of how Arabic music can be played by any type of musician, be it Jazz American, Latin South American or traditional Balkan musician from Kosovo (the case for this project). The album will be recorded in New York.