There’s something both familiar and surprising, charming yet unsettling in this intense song by Jordan’s legendary multi-instrumentalist Yacoub Abu Ghosh and Palestinian singer Laila Sabbagh.
While both music and lyrics have been written by Yacoub, Laila’s vocals filled the words with the intensity equal to the ever-changing arrangement’s.
“Ayqithini” comes off Yacoub’s new album of the same title, and if after a few listens you finally feel you’re starting to grasp what’s happening in this song, there’s still the whole album ahead, as vivid and as beautiful.
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