Daniel Masson has composed and produced the music of Buddha Bar Travel Impressions.
He has travelled to Syria and Egypt for recording samples of singers and musicians, gathering feelings, emotion and inspiration.
He recorded at Makan in Cairo downtown.
“The Cairo music scene is rich with many great musicians and I’ve recorded some of them, notably the Zar band Mazaher.
The “Zar” is a very ancient ritual dance of possession coming from Sudan and Ethiopia. This tradition has become a bit taboo and this unique style is disappearing. This music has a really outstanding power and energy”.
He also recorded at Aleppo Syria.
Back to France in his home studio after a 6 months of production and composition work he released 11 audio tracks.
The 11 video clips were directed by Fred Spillman.who was ravelling to China, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam and India,
shooting images from the true life.
Voices: Mazaher, Mayada Bselis, Rena Derkhorenian, Mizgin Tahir, Hany Adel, Rita, Sayed Imam, Bari Siddiqui
Tibetan Bowls, Canun: Philippe Dib
Arghoul: Amin Ibrahim Aly
Daf: Abud Shamon
Tambur: Mehmûd Berazi
Bouzouk: Mahmoud Kualdi
Duduk: Ara Tengerian
M’rababa: Hassan Hamidou
Violin: Sonil, Hassan Hamidou
Oud: Ahmed Omran
Flute: Bari Siddiqui
Speaking Voice: Liina Ranne
Oud: Ahmed Omran
Words: Christophe Masson
Santur: Norul Haque.
Daniel Masson: programming, guitars and bass.
Samples recorded at Studio Maestro (Aleppo, Syria), Tone Tune (Dahka, Bangladesh), Makan (Cairo, Egypt).
Thanks for Help, Inspiration and Support:
Christophe Masson, Aurélie Chêne, Leyla Tambe, Samir Kwefati, Christophe Steyer, Benjamin Dubois, Sabine Achkan, Philippe Dib, Lionel Paillet , Nicolas Poulain, Pascale and Julien Masson, my Myspace Friends.
Produced and mastered at Jungle Line for Geoge V Records.
All tracks produced, composed and mixed by Daniel Masson.