Soutak

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Soutak
Soutak (Aziza Brahim album).jpg
Studio album by Aziza Brahim
Released7 February 2014[1]
RecordedJune 2013, Barcelona, Spain
GenreWorld, African, Arabic, Blues, Folk
Length42:46
LabelGlitterbeat Records
ProducerChris Eckman
Aziza Brahim chronology
Mabruk
(2012)
Soutak
(2014)
Abbar el Hamada
(2016)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Irish Times4/5 stars [2]
London Evening Standard4/5 stars [3]
The Epoch Times4/5 stars [4]
Financial Times4/5 stars [5]
Music OMH4/5 stars [6]
Spectrum Culture4.25/5 stars [7]

Soutak is a 2014 album by Sahrawi singer Aziza Brahim, and her first album for Glitterbeat Records.

The album was recorded in Barcelona during June 2013. The producer of the album was Chris Eckman (Walkabouts, Ben Zabo, Tamikrest, Dirtmusic). The musicians on the album are Aziza Brahim (voice, tabal, rhythm guitar), Guillem Aguilar (bass), Kalilou Sangare (acoustic lead guitar), Nico Roca (percussion) and Badra Abdallahe (backing vocals).[1]

Reception[edit]

Soutak has topped the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE) for three months consecutively (March, April and May 2014), and stayed six months in the WMCE Top 20.[8][9][10]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Gdeim Izik"06:09
2."Julud"03:36
3."Espejismos"04:37
4."Lagi"05:53
5."Aradana"02:59
6."Soutak"03:44
7."La Palabra"05:01
8."Manos Enemigas"04:29
9."Ya Watani"06:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aziza Brahim Glitterbeat.com
  2. ^ Nigel Wood (14 February 2014). "Aziza Brahim: Soutak". Irish Times. Archived from the original on February 14, 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  3. ^ Simon Broughton (21 February 2014). "AZIZA BRAHIM - Soutak (Glitterbeat Records)". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  4. ^ Simon Miller (17 February 2014). "Album Review: Aziza Brahim – 'Soutak'". Epoch Times. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  5. ^ David Honigmann (7 February 2014). "Aziza Brahim: Soutak". Financial Times. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  6. ^ Steven Johnson (5 February 2014). "Aziza Brahim – Soutak". Music OMH. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  7. ^ David Maine (2 March 2014). "Aziza Brahim: Soutak". Spectrum Culture. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  8. ^ March 2014 WMCE.de
  9. ^ April 2014 WMCE.de
  10. ^ May 2014 WMCE.de