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Ojos De Novia - Eyes of the Bride

Ojos De Novia - Eyes of the Bride

Mor Karbasi

Label: Mintaka Music
Format: CD
Barcode: 5052442008996
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Catalog number: ALAMA 005
Releasedate: 06-05-16

- Ojos De Novia (Eyes of the Bride) is a 13 track album of all new songs with a strong Berber influence

- Mor Karbasi is from Moroccan, Persian and Moorish descent which all come to the fore these songs about love and tragedy

Mor Karbasi releases her first album since 2013 with special Guests Richard Bona, Kai Eckhardt and The Tomatito Family
Ojos De Novia (Eyes of the Bride) is a 13 track album of all new songs with a strong Berber influence. Mor’s Moroccan, Persian and Moorish descent come to the fore in a set of songs about love and tragedy, set in her rich Sephardi family background. Universal recording star Richard Bona brings a remarkable performance to “Haykem Juar” while long time collaborator Kai Eckhardt, a previous McLaughlin Trio stalwart, lends his distinctive sound to both “Idijen” and  title video track “Ojos De Novia”. The Tomatito family jointly contribute a deep flamenco feeling to "Susona" with an amazing solo from Jose Israel Torres. Mor’s voice is of course centre stage, once more bringing the qualities that Robin Denselow called “ remarkable -mixing delicacy, power and control as she moves between rousing, harsh-edged songs and the spine-tingling subtlety of a quieter piece”  The Guardian. But now, we find a more mature Karbasi, recalling her thrilling debut “The Beauty and the Sea” with her multi instrumentalist and arranger wunderkind  partner -Joe Taylor, who brings  Guitar, Trumpet, Saz and Toy Piano to embellish the performances of  songs that hail from her roots in Morocco, Spain and Persia with the continuing involvement of Shoshana Karbasi’s lyrical skills. There are String Quartets, Flugel Horn, Ney and Oud parts all adding extra colours and to top that a pair of outstanding solo tracks from both Mor Karbasi and Joe Taylor. Al Unsworth mixes as on Karbasi’s previous two albums with the addition of Grammy winning Engineer Helik Hadar of Joni Mitchell/Herbie Hancock/Madeline Peyroux/Melody Gardot fame bringing a new sound to her repertoire.

 

 

Dramatic Diva with a Haunting Voice and Stunning Stage Presence

Mor Karbasi burst onto the global world music scene in 2008 with the release of her first album, and has continued to capture audiences internationally with her gorgeous, exceptional voice and looks to match. She was born April 23, 1986 in Jerusalem, to a mother from Nazareth of Moroccan descent and a father from Jerusalem of Persian (Iranian) ancestry.

Mor is a young woman whose music is influenced by several cultures, though mainly by her Jewish heritage. A child with parents like hers no doubt carries a great deal of cultural richness. As already mentioned, with Jewish influences, but also Persian, Moroccan, Spanish and of course Israeli. All of which is discernable in her outward appearance, but also in her lovely, effervescent music and many stories.

Mor’s biography might very well read like a novel by Isabel Allende where history, magic, joy and hard reality are all interwoven. A story that is told by her music, in which you are taken on a journey around the Mediterranean, to Morocco and her native Israel, to an age and civilization that is long gone, and yet still in the here and now.

Mor’s first album ‘Beauty and the Sea’ received rave reviews. She was immediately ranked alongside such globally renowned singers as Mariza and Estrella Morente - A splendid comparison, but one that does not describe her unique style of singing and compositions that breathe new life into an ancient language.

Karbasi has already performed in several countries: Italy, Great Britain, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey and Morocco as well as the United States and South America, always to great popular acclaim.

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OJOS DE NOVIA

Mor Karbasi releases her first album since 2013 with special Guests Richard Bona, Kai Eckhardt and The Tomatito Family

Ojos De Novia (Eyes of the Bride) is a 13 track album of all new songs with a strong Berber influence. Mor’s Moroccan, Persian and Moorish descent come to the fore in a set of songs about love and tragedy, set in her rich Sephardi family background

Universal recording star Richard Bona brings a remarkable performance to “Haykem Juar” while long time collaborator Kai Eckhardt, a previous McLaughlin Trio stalwart, lends his distinctive sound to both “Idijen” and  title + video track “Ojos De Novia”. The Tomatito family jointly contribute a deep flamenco feeling to "Susona" with an amazing solo from Jose Israel Torres.

 Mor’s voice is of course centre stage, once more bringing the qualities that Robin Denselow called “ remarkable -mixing delicacy, power and control as she moves between rousing, harsh-edged songs and the spine-tingling subtlety of a quieter piece”  The Guardian.

But now, we find a more mature Karbasi, recalling her thrilling debut “The Beauty and the Sea” with her multi instrumentalist and arranger wunderkind  partner -Joe Taylor, who brings  Guitar, Trumpet, Saz and Toy Piano to embellish the performances of  songs that hail from her roots in Morocco, Spain and Persia with the continuing involvement of Shoshana Karbasi’s lyrical skills. There are String Quartets, Flugel Horn, Ney and Oud parts all adding extra colours and to top that a pair of outstanding solo tracks from both Mor Karbasi and Joe Taylor. Al Unsworth mixes as on Karbasi’s previous two albums with the addition of Grammy winning Engineer Helik Hadar of Joni Mitchell/Herbie Hancock/Madeline Peyroux/Melody Gardot fame bringing a new sound to her repertoire.

Promotional support

Karbasi has strong recognition on the Touring circuit with previous appearances in UK at South Bank, St Luke’s/Barbican, Salisbury Cathedral, in France at Café De Danse, Lyon Opera House and many International Festivals like WOMAD, Chicago WMF and FMM Sines.

Mor is supporting her May 2016 album release with 10 quartet dates (including Kai Eckhardt)  in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and Italy between May 20 and June 1 with Autumn dates planned in UK, France and Spain.

Experienced dedicated PR and National Daily and Monthly advertising is included to support the release and touring in UK, France and Germany. Feature in f Roots June issue already in place. Three minute YouTube video of title track by Stylorouge  (designers of Pink Floyd “Endless River”) who also designed the  CD cover/tour leaflets and posters. Pre release copies are available.

Executive Producer Graham Lawson for Mintaka Music

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