RK Nagati :: De l’Orient à L’Orion

While we cannot speak to the French political climate of 1970, we can attest that RK Nagati’s “De l’Orient à L’Orion” is sublime. Penned and performed by Tunisian singer Kamel Rauf Nagati, and most recently culled from Mobilisation Générale: Protest & Spirit Jazz from France 1970-1976, “L’Orion” clocks in at a languid 5 minutes, dripping with a seemingly effortless blend of era-appropriate jazz-funk as refracted through an eastern lens.