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Featuring a re-tuned piano that incorporates the microtones of Arabic music, this band creates a unique sound that combines melancholic and festive melodies with hypnotic North African grooves.

"in more ways than one, Ummi is one of the most surprising and compelling albums of the year."

 - Rory Cowal, PopMatters

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TOP 10 FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2011

Composed/Produced by Amino Belyamani

Recorded by Steve Rusch at the LUND Disney Hall

Mixed by AJ Molaee at Room5 Productions

Mastered by Doug Maxwell at Media Right Productions

Design by Amino Belyamani

Photo by Adrian Campbell-Howard

Release Date - May 2011

Piano/Percussion/Vocals - Amino Belyamani

Drums - Qasim Naqvi

Bass - Sam Minaie

Oud/Percussion/Vocals - Brahim Fribgane

Vocals/Percussion - Shelley Thomas

Ney/Percussion - Houman Pourmehdi

Berber Flutes - Pedro Eustache