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Dhafer Youssef - Street of Minarets

If you are fortunate enough to live in a Muslim country for awhile, the Call To Prayer, repeated five times a day, becomes part of everyday life.

Sometimes you hear a recorded version and you continue about your routine. At others, you may be treated to a live performance, amplified from the nearest minaret: sometimes, so beautifully performed that you're compelled to stop and listen.

Tunisian oud master Dhafer Youssef has one of those voices and for his 10th studio album Street of Minarets - which is the first album in SunNeverASetsOnMusic's imminent January 2023 Playlist - he is joined by musical icons including Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Marcus Miller, and Ambrose Akinmusire. But it is his angelic vocals that are the highlight, alongside his inspired embrace of Indian, Arabic and Western classical music and jazz music.

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