Omar Faruk Tekbilek / World Beat

World Beat

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AllMusic Review by David Harris

World Beat is the original concept of Dynamic Recording president Dave Kaspersin. The album is a collection of instrumental sketches set around the theme of women as life givers of the planet, and the artists are a diverse group of international musicians. Turkish composer/performer Omar Faruk Tekbilek is one of the world's premier Middle Eastern percussionists and a skilled player of such instruments as the nay, oud, and baglama. Alfred St. John, from the island of Trinidad, is the venerable leader of the Trinidad & Tobago Steelband. Wayra, originally from Peru, performs with Peruvian pan flutes and native South American flutes. Jerry Brongo, a native of Rochester, NY, is an accomplished performer, studio musician, composer, and arranger. Their musical diversities unite to create a stirring mosaic that seeks to remind us of the value of life and of our similarities rather than our differences. Throughout this celebration of the human spirit, the artistry of these four musicians is unmistakable. As they evoke peaceful images of cultural harmony and the simple joys in life, their gifted performances attest to the true harmony that diverse energies can create. World Beat is an altogether enjoyable journey that serves as enlightenment for both the mind and the soul.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra 06:10 Amazon
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World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra 05:04
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World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra 03:47 Amazon
4 World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra 05:33
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World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra 05:29 Amazon
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World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Al St. John's Trinidad & Tobago Steelband / Pukaj Wayra 05:01
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World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra 03:36
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World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra 03:11
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World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra 06:47
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World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra 05:13 Amazon
11 World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra Amazon
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World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra Amazon
13 World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra Amazon
14 World Beat / Omar Faruk Tekbilek feat: Jerry Brongo / Alfred Saint John / Pukaj Wayra Amazon
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