Ayad Khalife  |  Music  |  2016  |  Lebanon
Soobya is a music album written for 5 instruments: piano, cello, contrabass, drums, tabla and raq. The record aspires to be a blend of Western and Oriental musical cultures, combining Arabic music with Western musical techniques such as classical, jazz, improvisation and traditional music. The compositions in their musical style and melodic colors - especially with the presence of the cello, an instrument able to express the soul of Oriental music and it maqams - are inspired by the impressionistic photo of a “soobya”, reminding us of the warmth of the village.