OktoEcho

OktoEcho

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At the crossroads of the West and the Middle East, OktoEcho offers a modern reading of free trade using the language of music.

Biography

Music comes, goes and glides through our day…dreaming, crying or singing in all mankind!

OktoEcho, a Montreal-based ensemble of 4 to 20 musicians under the Artistic Direction of composer Katia Makdissi-Warren, explores mixed music and musical sounds through Quebecois compositions all its own. OktoEcho thrusts the listener into a sonic world brimming with hope, aspiration and lyricism found in that incredible interlude between the Middle East and the West.

In 2009, OktoEcho received 3 nominations from the Canadian Folk Music Awards and 1 from the Prix OPUS.

Their much anticipated 4th album entitled Arabo-Klezmer hits stores in late 2010!

Lyrics

Imta

Written By: Katia Makdissi-Warren

Imta ha taaraff imta inni bahibak imta
Imta ha taareff inni bahibak imta imta ha taaraff
--Banagi tefak watmanna achoufak
La yawm ataft alaya wa lanta sael fiyya
Wil imta ha thayar bali witzawed hammi
Yalli gharamak fi khayali wefrouhi wa dammi
Imta ha taaraff imta inni bahibak imta
--Fidtil akhabbi houbak, houbak fi albi houbbak
Fidilt akhabbi houbbak fi albi
Wa sabbarou wa wassi winnar btiraa fih
Wa khoft a oullak a la hali a la hali washrahlak
Washrahlak houbbi laykoun fouadak mouch khali
Witazeb witazeb albi
Yalli gharamak fi khayalli waf rouhi wa dammi.

Discography

DISCOGRAPHY

Neos
Release: 2003
Label: Independant

Éponyme
Release: 06/2009
Label: Elyxium

Music for Burj-Dubaï
Release: 01/2010
Label: -

La 5e route bleue
Release: 06/2010
Label: Elyxium

FUTURES RELEASE
Orient-Tango
Arabo-Klezmer

Set List

45 minutes
app. 10 songs

including:
Emta Ha Taaraf Inta
Mediterrania70Razzia
SenOlasinUrgu