The pieces in this recording reflect the quality of flow, captured through the image of the Euphrates River (Furāt). The civilizations and peoples that have lived along the river's course provide the themes for the compositions, from the Syrian city of Mayādīn to the ancient ruins of Al-Dālya, between the willow trees along its banks and through the Jūrjīnā rhythm cherished in Iraq.
All tracks in the album were composed and arranged by Rohana, except for Samā‘ī Muḥayyar composed by Tanburi Cemil Bey. Bishara Khell provided invaluable artistic supervision throughout the development of the work, which was recorded in August 2015 at Music Unit Studios in Paris. The album was recorded and mixed by Cyril Harrison, and mastered by Harris Newman (Grey Market Mastering).
Furāt (Euphrates) will be released worldwide on Friday 15 April via Loplop Records, on CD, streaming and digital download.
This production was made possible with the support of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).
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