Direct from the Holy Land comes the first North American release by El-Funoun, the ensemble recognized by Arab-Palestinians throughout the world as the crucial voice of their music and culture. Here, ecstatic zaghareed - wails of joy traceable to several Arab regions - intermingle with the unmistakable voices and instruments of this passionate and endangered culture. Seventeen heartfelt offerings draw us irresistibly into the mystery of Palestine, evoking a centuries-old spiritual landscape of longing, hope, and celebration. Sung in Arabic. Accompanied by oud, daf, ney, and more. Produced by Dan Rosenberg, host of the acclaimed Café International radio program.