Ihsan Rmiki ~ Al-Samaa: Audition Spirituelle Extatique ~ CD
The Samaa is a traditional Sufi musical performance intended to aid its listeners in reaching moments of spiritual ecstacy. Rmiki is a Morroccan lady singer known for this style, which is still popular in North Africa. The music is based on Andalusian modes and performed by oud, violin, spike fiddle, and two percussionists. The CD's booklet contains the lyrics in Arabic, with French and English translations, and other interesting text and photos.