Qat, Coffee & Qambus: Raw 45s from Yemen Released

Compiled by Chris Menist for Parlortone/Dust-to-Digital, this LP features vintage oud and vocal music inspired by the qat-chewing, coffee-sipping, qambus-playing culture of Yemen. The album is a collection of rare, Yemeni vinyl singles, showcasing the little-documented, evolving local music styles in the 1960s and ‘70s. Audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves, Osiris Studio.