Alexandra Benedict & Tris Taylor: Habibti – Original Soundtrack

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This is the second in a series of soundtrack releases by Alexandra Benedict & Tris Taylor.

Nick Luscombe recently played the first on BBC Radio 3's "Late Junction."

'Habibti' is a comedy drama about a clash of Arab, West Indian and British cultures, starring Hiam Abbass (The Visitor). 

Here is the film's log line:

"Iman (Hiam Abbass), a conservative Arab woman, travels to London to visit her estranged daughter Amira (Yasmine Al-Massri) only to find her living with her boyfriend… a black artist named Marlon (Jimmy Akingbola). Their conflict brings humour and with it an unlikely bond."

Award-winning director Nour Wazzi turned to composers Alexandra Benedict and Tris Taylor for music, briefing them to use instruments from Africa, the Middle East and Europe to reflect and deepen the film’s characters and narrative.

The resulting score gradually intertwines qanun and piano refrains as Iman and Marlon begin to get to know and understand each other. 

'Habibti' went on to sweep awards and citations at film festivals in Africa, Europe, and both North and South America.

Track listing:

  • 1. Iman Arrives (0:30)
  • 2. Marlon Paints (0:59)
  • 3. Miscommunication (0:36)
  • 4. Oops (0:59)
  • 5. Mama? (1:35)
  • 6. I'm Not Going Back (2:01)
  • 7. Marlon Paints Iman/Habibti (2:22)
  • 8. Mama? (Alternative Version) (0:56) [bonus track only available here]


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  • High quality JPG of the cover art.

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  • Music
    8 MP3s (high quality 320kbps CBR)
  • Cover art
    1 full size JPG
  • Includes
    Exclusive bonus track
  • Total playing time
    9m 54s
  • Lossless
    On request (no extra charge)
  • Music8 MP3s (high quality 320kbps CBR)
  • Cover art1 full size JPG
  • IncludesExclusive bonus track
  • Total playing time9m 54s
  • LosslessOn request (no extra charge)
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Alexandra Benedict & Tris Taylor: Habibti – Original Soundtrack

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