Category: Dhafer Youssef

Dhafer Youssef – Birds Requiem

Recently, I was examining a pretty good music blog and came across an album classified as Arabic jazz. I was intrigued as to what this would sound like; therefore, I said YOLO and decided to check it out. After about a week or two of listening to it every night before going to sleep, I still am being taken away by its beauty. Dhafer Youssef is a jazz musician from Tunisia, who moved to Europe over twenty years ago. He gracefully merges Western jazz music with Arabic instruments into a seamless and cohesive work of art. Youssef’s most recent album, Birds Requiem, begins with Birds Canticum, which consists of slow jazzy piano and some type of Arabic flute. Right away, this song envelops the (more…)