CDs CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Both CDs are available on Amazon and as downloads from Magnatune, but if you want to actually support the band please buy directly from us. Just send an email.
This is Sherefe’s newest album, including songs from Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon and Bulgaria. Sherefe’s rich sound is a melding of cello, bouzouki, oud, gadulka, saz, double bass, and Middle Eastern percussion –with evocative vocals on 8 of the 12 songs. Featuring James Hoskins, Jesse Manno, Zahara McLellan, Paul Brown and special guest vocalist Beth Quist, this album weaves a path through folk dance, belly dance and middle eastern classical styles. A full 78 minutes of Eastern Mediterranean soul food.
This album is a special collection of ballads and laments, drawn from different regional cultures, but all expressing the same theme of loss in love and war. It is a consistently mellow album; dreamy and dark, yet ecstatic at its own pace. With Jesse Manno: baglama, bouzouki, flutes, vocals, Meg York: clarinet, Beth Quist: vocals, hammered dulcimer, Cameron Powers, oud, bouzouki, vocals, James Hoskins: cello, Paul Brown: double bass, percussion, and Zahara: percussion.
Available as a hardcopy disc through JesseManno.com, or as a digital download on magnatune.com