Marcel Khalife's newest album, a double-CD set tribute to Mahmoud Darwish featuring an all new, All-Star Ensemble with a 10-piece orchestra. Praised both by NPR and PPI Radio as one of the greatest achievements yet by the most famous singer-songwriter of the Arab world. Khalife's ud virtuosity and voice combined with the jazz accompaniment of Peter Herbert, and Mark Helias, Gypsy clarinet of Ismail Luminovski all accompanied by the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra on several tracks, make this Khalife's biggest production ever. Also, featured are vocals by Oumaima Khalil, Yolla Khalife, Piano performed by Rami Khalife, Percussion by Bachar Khalife, accordion by Anthony Millet, Fabio Presgrave, celo and Mahmoud Tourkmani on guitar. The elaborately packaged double CD includes a 20-page booklet with a special message from Khalife on Darwish and translations of the prose he has set to music. Booklet in English. A must for all Arab music fans and ud aficionados.