عصفور (Asfour) - Nightingales (feat. Al Farabi)

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Asfour - Nightingales combines two beautiful songs about freedom through the metaphor of birds and birdsong. Perhaps we must be free in order to truly sing. Or perhaps it is through song itself that we can find our freedom.

Al Farabi, our amazing guest oud player on this track, is Syrian and recorded his part in Damascus in 2016. In the last line of the chorus of Asfour, a little caged bird who has escaped asks his neighbor for protection in his home. We dedicate this song to the Syrians in Syria and all over the world who are facing the unimaginable and seeking protection.

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from بيت home בית, released April 21, 2017
Music and Lyrics: Marcel Khalife

“I Have a Million Nightingales”
Music: Linda Hirschhorn (www.lindahirschhorn.com)
Lyrics: Adapted from Mahmoud Darwish

Arr. Micah Hendler
Oud: Al-Farabi
Tabla: Ala Judeh
Piano: Micah Hendler

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