Straight from the Heart

Abdel Aziz el Mubarak

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Straight from the Heart Review

by John Storm Roberts

Mubarak was featured on an earlier World Circuit release with a small group, but this is a much better release: Mubarak as the Sudanese hear him, backed by a ten-piece group including accordion and saxophones. A fine live recording (made at a London concert), it shows off one of the most exciting and least known of the Afro-Arab pop idioms.

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