Saif Karomi
سيف كرومي

 
Biography

Saif Karomi was born in Iraq and emigrated to Germany when he was nine years old. He taught himself the oud initially, but later studied with Naseer Shamma at the 'Beit al-Oud' and with Atef Abd El Hameed at the Cairo Opera House in Egypt. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany, and performs regularly in Europe and the Middle East.

 
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Selected Recordings

Sumerian Dreams

A meditative recording of extended pieces for solo oud.

1. Silhouette 2:19
2. Spirit 6:34
3. Hanan 8:35
4. Dreams 6:50
5. Machie 9:27
6. Way to imagination 7:18
7. Siba sumer 6:16
8. Dedication in pray 4:11
9. O(u)rigin of oud 1:36
10. Sumerian phantasy 7:10



Der Nachtreisende

Another excellent selection of Saif Karomi's compositions for solo oud.

1. Memories in fragments 4:12
2. Poet's poetry 8:09
3. Soul with lines 4:54
4. Sufi love 7:40
5. Der Nachtreisende 4:41
6. Attracting 4:35
7. Hadieth al Rouh 4:46
8. Stages of life 4:54
9. Assiel 9:42
10. Folk dancing 6:44



Barefoot Child

Saif Karomi's latest CD presents a series of solo oud pieces in the Iraqi style.

1. In Thoughts 6:01
2. The River 2:15
3. Travelling 13:46
4. Barefoot Child 4:19
5. Um Haider 3:18
6. Candle 4:02
7. Woman's Mood 10:45
8. Sugarcane 4:59



TasaulaT

In Saif's words his latest solo oud album "explores profound recurring questions about life that we often find ourselves facing".

1. TasaulaT 7:51
2. Schrei der Stille 5:31
3. Desert Steps 3:45
4. Silence of Mind 4:50
5. Late Night 2:51
6. Marhab 1:18
7. Malouna 2:17
8. See with Heart 3:57
9. Silence of Soul 5:20
10. South Wind 4:36
11. Moon on River 5:58



Taraf Baghdadi

Saif's fifth album is comprised of a fresh selection of his own compositions for solo oud. It can be purchased in CD format from Ebay.de.

1. Taraf Baghdadi 4:17
2. Nudhur 6:19
3. Khatawat 5:35
4. Beout Ala Dijlah 4:15
5. Fi Al Samá 6:10
6. Sumuww 2:39
7. Wahht Al Nakhil 3:57
8. Nineveh 8:00
9. Ahwar 6:27

 


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