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I Walked Abroad

Zarafa's first album, recorded in December 2001.

The CD features the band's original line-up of Pin Rada, Mark Planigale, Ashley Jones, and Rivkah Nissim on percussion.

'I Walked Abroad' is a wide-ranging journey through the landscapes of European and Arabic folk music, beginning with the pulsing Near Eastern rhythms of Turkish Village Dance, moving through haunting Greek tunes and the medieval sounds of Miri It Is, and ending with a set of fiery Celtic jigs.

The album is dedicated to all the refugees who have found a home in Australia over the years, and to those refugees who are at present being imprisoned and turned away by Australia's racist and uncaring government.

Release date: February 2002

Catalogue no: Telluric Music Australia CD2

Total playing time: 58:46

RRP: AUD$24.95

Track listing:

1.

Turkish Village Dance (Trad. Turkish)

2.

Zarafa's Travels (P. Rada)

3.

Araber Tanse (Trad. Arabic)

4.

I Walked Abroad (Trad. Greek) / Chasing the Racing Mule (P. Rada)

5.

Imam Bayildi (P. Rada)

6.

Miri It Is (Anon. Early English) / Dust Dance (M Planigale, P. Rada)

7.

The Awful Tooth (M. Planigale) / Hijaz Tune (P. Rada)

8.

Medieval Carnival Jigs (P. Rada)

9.

The Princess Meets the Gypsies (M. Planigale)

10.

Born With a Halo (M. Planigale)

11.

Something Like a Mouse (M. Planigale) / The Monaghan Jig / The Lark on the Strand (Trad. Irish)

 

 

 

 

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Track listing:

1.

Streetscape #1 (M. Planigale, B. Last)

2.

Zeniv Se U Popa (Trad. Macedonian, arr. M. Planigale)

3.

Tak Ya Farlay (P. Rada)

4.

Walking Prayer (P. Rada)

5.

Black Sea Tunes (Trad. Turkish, arr. P. Rada)

6.

Falling Leaf (M. Planigale, B. Last)

7.

Oud Taksim (B. Benhim)

8.

Bellybra (M. Planigale)

9.

Da Bi Imal Perje (Trad. Croatian, arr. M. Planigale)

10.

Gypsy Medley: Gypsy 2/4 (P. Rada) / Aisha's Revenge (M. Planigale) / Breton March (Trad. Breton, arr. M. Planigale)

11.

Camelopard (A. Jones)

12.

Streetscape #2 (M. Planigale, B. Last)

Aisha's Revenge

The long-awaited sequel to 'I Walked Abroad', recorded February - June 2004. The album features Zarafa's expanded line-up of Pin Rada, Mark Planigale, Ashley Jones, Bob Knob, Bernadette Heald and Ben Last. The album also features guest performances by Brahim Benhim (oud, percussion), Colette Mortreux (clarinet), and Tai Jordan (trumpet) on several tracks.

Aisha's Revenge is structured around a set of powerful acoustic dance tracks from the Balkans and Middle East, interspersed with haunting traditional vocals and instrumental taksims. The material is again wide-ranging, including traditional dance tunes from Turkey, traditional songs from Croatia and Macedonia, original bellydance pieces, ambient street sounds from the markets of Melbourne, a documentary spoken word piece in English, Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish commenting on the 'War on Terrorism', and more.

Release date: July 2004

Catalogue no: Telluric Music Australia CD6

Total playing time: 71:07

RRP: AUD$24.95

See review of Aisha's Revenge at indie-cds.com

 

 

 
 

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Where to buy Zarafa CD's

Zarafa's albums are available at gigs, online, by mail order, and from selected retail outlets and distributors.

Mail Order

To order by mail, please print and complete the CD Order Form (requires Acrobat Reader to view).
Send the completed form, together with the appropriate payment to:
Zarafa, PO Box 754, Macleod VIC 3085, AUSTRALIA.

Please note, all cheques and money orders must be made payable to Mark Planigale and should be in Australian dollars. Payments in other currencies will incur an additional AUD$15 processing fee. Merchandise cannot be despatched until payment in full is received.

Retail Outlets and Distributors

Zarafa's albums can be purchased from the following quality retail outlets:

Basement Discs
24 Block Place, Melbourne VIC 3000
(off Little Collins St near the corner of Elizabeth St)
Tel: 03 9654 1110
www.basementdiscs.com.au

Blue Moon - World Wide Music
54 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Tel: 03 9415 1157

Underbelly Dance Studio
1/279-281 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Tel: 03 9419 6620
www.underbellydance.com

Zarafa also has a distributor in Canberra. Please email us for details.

 
 

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