compiled by Johann Haidenbauer

This list provides a comprehensive overview of Anour Brahem's work. It contains records released under his own name as well as his sessions and productions. The list is in chronological order where the year refers, in general, to the recording date. All items are in LP format unless stated otherwise. CD re-issues are preceeded by an '*'. In those cases where the catalog numbers of LP and CD issue are essentially the same it is not repeated after the *. Releases from 1988 onwards are all available as CDs and therefore, in general, no special indication is made. Note also that essentially all ECM releases are available on CD and therefore no special indication is made in the list below.

Anouar Brahem reportedly released at least one self-produced cassette in Tunisia in the 1980ies. Furthermore, he might be involved as composer but possibly also as performer in albums by Nabiha Karaouli, Sonia M'Barek, and Saber Rebai among others. I would welcome any further informations on those recordings.

Note that compilations of otherwise available material and repackages are, in general, not included in this list.

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Anouar Brahem/Lassad Hosni. (cassette). (TN) 198? Gabriel Yared: Hanna K. (soundtrack). Saravah SHL 1102 1983 (re-issued on CD as) Film Music Vol. 3 - Les Orientales. * Cinefonia Records 3760098900152 Ennaouara el achiqua ("Passion de fleur"). (cassette). 1987 Soca SO 686 (TN) Lotfi Bouchnak: Singing Anouar Brahem 1987 (also released as) Ritek Ma Naaref Win. * Smart Music Teresa de Sio: Ombre Rosse. Universal 5102922 (I) 1991 Anouar Brahem: Barzakh. ECM 1432 1991 Anouar Brahem: Conte de l'incroyable amour. ECM 1457 1992 Tarab - Hommage d'Ennejma Ezzahra au grand maitre du oud 1993 Ali Sriti. (2-CD). CMAM EE 001 (TN) (promotional release) Garbarek/Brahem/Hussain. Madar. ECM 1515 1994 Les silences du palais. (Soundtrack). Virgin France 1994 724383997626 Anouar Brahem: Khomsa. ECM 1561 1995 Anouar Brahem: Qaws. (TN) 1997 (promotional release) Anouar Brahem: Thimar. ECM 1641 1998 Anouar Brahem Trio: Astrakan Cafe. ECM 1718 2000 Anouar Brahem: Le Pas du Chat Noir. ECM 1792 2002 Orchestre National de Jazz: Charmediterraneen. ECM 1828 2002 Erik Truffaz: Mantis. Blue Note 35101 2002 Anouar Brahem: Vague. ECM (F) 2003 (Compilation of previously released recordings) (V.A.:) Musique & cinema du monde: Maghreb. MK2 Music 2005 MK 0042 Anouar Brahem: Le Voyage de Sahar. ECM 1915 2006 Anouar Brahem: The astounding eyes of Rita. ECM 2075 2009 Anouar Brahem: Souvenance. (2-CD). ECM 2423 2014 Anouar Brahem: Blue Maqams. ECM 2580 2017


Mots d'apres la guerre (Words in the wake of war) [doc] directed by Anouar Brahem (2007) Heremakono (En attendant le bonheur) directed by Abderrahmane Sissako (2003) (part of the soundtrack is by Oumou Sangare) Maudit soit l'exit [doc, 52'] directed by Eid De Gaulle (2002) (part of the soundtrack is by Paul Salem) Reves d'exil [doc, 56'] directed by Mai Masri (2001) Une femme-taxi a Sidi Bel Abbes directed by Belkacem Hadjadj (2000) (with music taken from Brahem's ECM albums) La Saison des hommes (The Season of Men) directed by Nouri Bouzid & Moufida Tlatli (2000) (issued on DVD) Keswa, Le Fil Perdu (Keswa, The Lost Thread) directed by Kalthoum Bornaz (1999) Mektup directed by Ali Oezgentuerk (Turkey 1997) (presumably with music taken from Brahem's ECM albums) Samt el qusur (Les silences du palais) directed by Moufida Tlatli (1994) Bezness (Business; Das Geschaeft mit der Sehnsucht) directed by Nouri Bouzid (1992) (issued on DVD) Fifty-fifty mon amour [short film, 22'] directed by Nadia El-Fani (1992) Regard de Mouette [short film, 18'] directed by Kalthoum Bornaz (1991) Asfour Stah (Halfaouine - l'enfant des terrasses) directed by Ferid Boughedir (1990) (issued on DVD) Safa'ih min dhahab (Sabots en Or; Golden Horseshoes) directed by Nouri Bouzid (1988) Bab 'al-sama' (Une porte sur le ciel; A door to the sky) directed by Farida Benlyazid (1988) (issued on VHS video) Trois personnages en quete d'un theatre [short film, 42'] directed by Kalthoum Bornaz (1987) Hanna K. directed by Costa-Gavras (1983) (music by Gabriel Yared; Brahem involved as musician) Thalassa Mare Nostrum Ballet with choregraphy by Maurice Bejart (1983) (music by Mikis Theodorakis; Brahem involved as musician)