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Title - 'CapharnaŁm - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'
Artist - Khaled Mouzanar

For those not in the know, Khaled Mouzanar is a Lebanese music composer, songwriter and producer who has composed music scores for several films, including After Shave, Caramel, and Where Do We Go Now?.

In 2008, he recorded Les Champs Arides, his first solo album as a singer and songwriter.

His work is rooted in various music genres, including classical, jazz, Mediterranean, and oriental melodies. His compositions are also influenced by Brazilian choro and Argentinian tango.

On his latest soundtrack score, CapharnaŁm (nominated for a Best Foreign Language Academy Award), due to Mouzanar's ability to visualize the images of the film and to translate them into music, he has, yet again, created and orchestrated a really stunning musical piece here.

1. 'CapharnaŁm'
2. 'Prelude to Eye of God'
3. 'Eye of God'
4. 'Dawn'
5. 'Zeyn working'
6. 'Cockroachman'
7. 'Alone'
8. 'Rahil'
9. 'Yonas'
10. 'Capharspleen'
11. 'Massenko waltz'
12. 'Sahar'
13. 'Underworld'
14. 'Prelude to Zeyn'
15. 'Zeyn'
16. 'Sahar's wedding'

'CapharnaŁm', is a 2018 Lebanese drama film written and directed by Nadine Labaki.

Inside a court, Zain, (Zain Al Rafeea), a 12-year-old Lebanese boy, is brought before the judge. To the question: "Why are you attacking your parents in court?". Zain answers: "For giving me life!"

The film retraces the incredible journey of this child in search of his identity and who rebels against the life that was imposed on him.

It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize.

The film received a 15-minute standing ovation following its premiere at Cannes on 17 May 2018.

Bringing the characters - their endeavors, their highs and lows, their joys and pain - to life quite breathtakingly, Mouzanar begins their tale with the stern, if not forthright scene setting of the title track 'CapharnaŁm,' and backs that up seamlessly with tracks such as the haunting partnership of both 'Prelude to Eye of God' and 'Eye of God,' the playful 'Cockroachman,' and the disjointed upbeat vibe of 'Rahil.'

As we go deeper into this world brought musically forth in such precise, delicate mannerisms, we get the tender 'Massenko waltz' and the chamber sounds of 'Sahar,' and both the gripping 'Underworld' and the album closer, 'Sahar's Wedding.'

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