Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Sound of Home

I got this article today from Moody and it took me down memory lane--thanks Moody! Ahmed Fakroun's music takes me back to Benghazi, to the days of listening to his tunes over and over, mostly in the kitchen while cleaning after lunch. It's a sound that brings back scents, flavors, and family togetherness... Enjoy!

World music pioneer in web revival--BBC News

... Yet even by 21st-Century standards, the career of world music pioneer Ahmed Fakroun is unusual, to say the least.

Born in the Libyan city of Benghazi, he spent long periods in the UK and France in the 1970s and 1980s, recording a handful of singles and albums that now fetch high prices on record collectors' websites.

But he was reduced to a mere mention in specialist music encyclopaedias after Libya's years of international isolation made it difficult for him to market his music to the outside world. full article-->

Fakroun on 7digital indiestore


  1. nice of Moody to show you the article. I actually found it yesterday and thought it was very intersting.
    you can find Ahmed Fakroun on Youtube as well where he has his own channel with some intersting videos, Enjoy

  2. one more thing
    I downloaded all 20 songs from 7digital indiestore, great songs and a great bargain at $0.99 each :o)

  3. Thank you very much for brining this to the web, Fakroun is a truly genius and talented singer who has been recording and singing for more than 30 years, I consider myself lucky to have met him when I was in Tripoli-Libya last March 2008. By the way I’ve made a video about him in youtube and used his songs for some other videos and I even created the page on Wikipedia.