Tuesday, January 18, 2011

On Her Own

Remember that Lebanese mountain singer Brian Eno & David Byrne sampled twice on their rightly famed My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts collaboration? Ever wondered what she would sound like on her own? Here´s your chance. Ladies and gentlemen, all the way from Beirut, please give a warm welcome to... Dunya Yunis.

Dunya Yunis - Abu Zeluf MP3

And in case your memory needs refreshing, this is the groove monster featuring Yunis (and not Yusin, as she´s often called erroneously) that gave her amazing voice some well-deserved exposure in the West.

Brian Eno & David Byrne - Regiment MP3


ib said...

Great stuff, this. There was a song from the Lebanon I once heard on the BBC's Desert Island Discs. Maybe from 1958, or into the 60s. I missed the name. The compiler was an author and illustrator of childrens' books who moved to Beirut from England to escape her husband. She first heard the song - very popular at the time - on a jukebox in a street cafe.

The song had not dated in the slightest. Wonderful.

Ramone666 said...

Shame you missed the name, would love to hear it.