We already knew Moroccan oud player Driss El Maloumi as one of the three members of 3MA. For 'Makan' ("the place" or "the location") Driss returned to his hometown Agadir where he and his brother Said, his sister Karima and percussionist Lahoucine Baquir recorded this beautifully intimate album. Voice, oud and percussion (daf, zarb, riq, cajon, castanets, darbuka), is all you get on 'Makan', but it's amply sufficient to create the wonderful atmosphere of 'One Thousand And One Nights' and put El Maloumi's virtuosity on the oud in the spotlight. Intimate Arabian beauty.