How universal are the Goldberg Variations?
On GOLDBERG, a classical string trio meets a Syrian percussion group and honey-voiced vocalist Abdalhade Deb for a cross-cultural tour de force. The album fuses Bach’s score with improvisations, rhythms and sacred Islamic poetry.
While some pieces are still close to Bach’s Baroque original, others are almost meditational in nature or come with an undeniable jazzy groove. GOLDBERG is unified in its diversity – true East-Meets-West classical world music.