Nahma: a Gulf Polyphony / نهمة: تعدد الغناء الخليجي (FLEE, LP/digital)

The collective FLEE has already published a book on Kenyan Benga music and led residencies in Apulia in southern Italy and Nairobi, which is why a new collection of music about pearl divers from the Gulf region only fits the bill. The composer Ben Bertrand, the Viennese artist Conny Frischauf and the Egyptian singer Aya Metwalli approach this topic in very different ways on »Nahma: a Gulf Polyphony / نهمة: تعدد الغناء الخليجي« and sometimes, like Tarek Yamani, weave regional musical traditions into their sound. It really is great to immerse oneself in this.