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Death Of The Prophet

by Sabreen

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Hurly Burly 04:41
Ya Halali 06:29


"Those awaiting", the name chosen by the musicians of Sabreen, still rings true forty years after the foundation of this group in Jerusalem. Voice of the hopes as well as the anger of the Palestinian youth, this group has recorded four self-produced albums. With the weapons of poetry, they will embody the voices of resistance against the occupation but also the desire for emancipation from tradition.

Emblematic of this state of mind, their second album Death Of The Prophet was released on cassette at the beginning of the first intifada. It will be the soundtrack, while providing the tuning fork of the future generations. Whether meditative beaches or collective outbursts, joyful outbursts or more serious moments, the band goes through the range of feelings, drawing its inspiration from the sources of classical Arabic music and popular folklore. The result is a unique style, irreducible to any category. All that makes that forty years later, this cult album, never released on vinyl, remains very current. Including booklet with extended liner notes by Jacques Denis and rare photos.

« Ceux qui patientent », le nom que se sont choisis les musiciens de Sabreen raisonne encore et toujours, quarante ans après la fondation de ce groupe à Jérusalem. Porte-parole des espoirs comme des colères de la jeunesse palestinienne, cette formation aura enregistré quatre disques auto-produits. Avec les armes de la poésie, ils incarneront les voix de la résistance contre l’occupation mais aussi le désir d’émancipation face à la tradition.

Emblématique de cet état d’esprit, leur deuxième disque Death Of The Prophet fut publié en cassette au début de la première intifada. Il en sera la bande-son, tout en fournissant le diapason des futures générations. Plages méditatives ou emportements collectifs, élans joyeux ou instants plus dans les graves, le groupe parcourt la gamme des sentiments, puisant son inspiration aux sources de la musique classique arabe et du folklore populaire. À la clef, un style unique, irréductible à une catégorie. Tout ce qui fait que quarante ans plus tard, cet album culte, jamais sorti au format vinyle, reste on ne peut plus d’actualité. Inclus un livret avec une notice de Jacques Denis ainsi que des photos rares.


released April 10, 2020

Lyrics of 1, 2, 6 and 10 written by Subhi Zbeidi
Lyrics of 3, 4 and 8 written by Hussein Barghouti

All songs composed by Said Murad
Produced by Sabreen Group

Kamilya Jubran: Vocal, Qanoun
Said Murad: Oud, Percusiion
Odeh Turjman: Buzuk, Vocal
Issa Freij: A. Guitar Contrabass
Yacoub Abu Arafeh: Percussion

Recorded and mixed at Triton studio, Tel-Aviv, 1988.
Engineered by Gidon Kapan


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