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15 - 24/06/2018

photo Maciej Zakrzewski
Galleryphoto Maciej Zakrzewski

The album Taratil 'id al-milad is a coproduction of Bolt Records and the Malta Foundation. It is available at a 29 zlotys on our website shop – BUY A ALBUM

The project, initiated by singer Barbara Kinga Majewska, consists of traditional Polish carols sung in Arabic, or more precisely in a dialect from the Aleppo area. The carols include Ibn Mariam dż-a [Gdy się Chrystus rodzi] and Fi saknat al-layli [Wśród nocnej ciszy].

The artists interpreted the carols both linguistically and musically, thus changing not only the language, but also the key of the pieces: from the familiar major to minor, which can be associated with sounds from the Middle East. The tempo and general mood of the carols may also come as a surprise. Instead of lively and joyful pieces, we will hear songs full of melancholy, sadness and nostalgia.