SUITE BACK TO OUR ROOTS
Written by Sergio & Clarice Assad.
Original Lyrics by Christianne Karam (Arabic) Portuguese translation by Daniel Basilio. | c.a 15 mins.
Back To Our Roots has been arranged for chamber ensemble, small chamber ensemble and various sizes and combinations as a trio, quartet or quintet, with parts distributed among the family.
Below is an excerpt of the suite (Movement IV. HAPPINESS) performed live by the Assad family in Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2013.
Odair Assad, guitar
Badi Assad, percussion & vocals
Clarice Assad, piano & vocals
Carolina Assad, vocals
2. Flute | Bb Clarinet | Percussion | Sazouki | Guitar + String Orchestra (or string quintet) (Performed by the Assad brothers)
3. Piano | Two Guitars | Percussion | Solo Violoncello (Recorded on SONY MASTERWORKS)
II. SAUDADE (NOSTALGIA)