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Red Earth



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Red Earth

Track Listing:

1. Reflections
2. Em Shab (Tonight)  
3. Far From You
4. Angels  
5. A Sufi's Dream
6. Poetry
7. Mara Be Boos (Embrace Me)  
8. Atash (Fire)
9. Red Earth  

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Format :CD
Catalogue No:artcd02
Release Date :28 Sep 2006

Roxana Pope: vocals
Pete Vilk: drums, percussion, guitar, piano
Conrad Ivitsky: double bass
Dee Issacs: cello, piano
Sean Williams: bass, programming
Marcelo D'Oliveira: guitar
Ilhan Burutcu: nay
Orhan Maslo: clay pot
Niloofar Paydar: vocals
Amir Ali: vocals
Hooman: vocals, percussion
Nik Sheldon: bass
Nicky Flood: trumpet, trombone
Drezz: guitar
River Petein: alto saxophone

Produced and Mastered by Sean Williams
Assistant production by Pete Vilk


Gol’s debut album, released on Artifact Records has been called "Simply stunning world class music".

The album the result of long term collaboration between Pete Vilk & Roxana Pope working with cutting edge local artists from locations as diverse as Edinburgh, Mostar and Tehran.

In these dark times when it’s rare to hear anything positive coming out of Iran, we’ve produced an album which is a fusion between East and West, in English and Farsi, drawing on themes as diverse as 50’s Iranian cabaret, Afro-cuban and west African percussion traditions, Sufi music and the contemporary underground Tehran music scene.

Currently In Iran women are forbidden to sing solo on stage or on recordings. One of the joys of the project has been giving the opportunity to iranian female vocalists to sing solo. Particularly rewarding was recording in Mostar with young musicians who had been forced to fight and take sides in the Balkan war as child soldiers but who had been able to use music as a way of overcoming these traumatic experiences.

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