"The news of your death reached me / one sweltering afternoon / as I sat with friends on a peak of Albaicín."
"Rather than trying to mirror all the specific musical qualities of the Arabic, I’ve sought to capture the poetic feel of the Arabic through a modern musicality[.]"
My night moves between the tunes of Sabah Fakhri and the rhythms of Abdel Wahab
Sometimes, being the runner-up isn't so bad. Particularly, well, if you're runner-up to yourself. The Ghobash results: The Winner Humphrey Davies Runner-up Humphrey Davies Runner-up Kareem James Abu-Zeid