With music from all around the Mediterranean, Mateo and his group bring a tantalizing style not often heard in Minnesota.
Scott Mateo Davies – guitar, oud
Rachel Milloy – percussion, vocals
Milan Ebrahimi – guitar, cajon
Brooklyn Park, MN
About the songs:
Bint a Shallabiya – thought to be a song about “The Girl from Seville.” It is considered an old folk song, likely from Syria
Chiftatelli – a Turkish song and dance
Colombianas – a popular flamenco form, this particular song is from Jimenez Rejano
Al Noor – likely an Egyptian melody
Djellem – the Romani anthem, by Zarko Jovanovich in 1949
Lamma Bada – a 14th century song from Moorish Spain
Rani Melit – an Algerian song from the “Rai” genre, original arrangement
Check out these photos from the recording session!