LISTENER REVIEWS ANATOLIA expertly explores the traditions of Turkey and the Arab world. -The Boston Globe "..the best authentic folkloric music I've heard. "-R.O. Santa Clara, CA
ALBUM DESCRIPTION This collection highlights the best from ANATOLIA's three studio albums:
- Folk Songs and Dance Music of Turkey and the Arab World (1996)
- Lost Songs of Palestine (2001)
- Middle Eastern Songs and Dances for Children (2005)
These songs reflect a wide range of material performed in the years the group was together. Sometimes sounding Arabic, sometimes Turkish, the talents of ANATOLIA's individual musicians are highlighted in these recordings. Although the personnel of ANATOLIA changed over the years, the group's consistent focus on traditional material and traditional instruments was among its greatest strengths. In its blending of distinctive traditions of the East with elements of the West, the sound of ANATOLIA was and is unique.