Budrus (2010) Directed by Julia Bacha

“A strong string, wind and percussion score by Kareem Roustom adds to the momentum and underlines key moments.” Variety Magazine

My score for Budrus is scored for traditional instruments such as the Oud, the Buzuq and Arabic tabla as well as clarinet, string quintet and synthesizer.  The basic theme takes inspiration from a Levantine folkloric line dance called Dabke’.  At times the use of this dance rhythm is obvious, at times it is obscured.

Budrus – Someone Has Been Hit

Budrus – Dabke & Victory

Budrus – Tearing Down The Fence

Budrus – Broken Fence Open Road

Budrus – Victory

This score features violinist Hanna Khoury, clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, percussionist Omar Al-Musfi and others. Recorded and mixed by John Weston at Futura Productions – Boston, MA.