Oil-rich Libya was plunged into chaos when a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 toppled longtime dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, who was later killed. The country has since split between rival east- and west-based administrations, each backed by armed groups and foreign governments. After years of fighting, the war in Libya has developed into a massive enterprise with many local, regional and international shareholders. The ceasefire announced simultaneously by the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, and Aguila Saleh, the east Libya-based speaker of the parliament, was effectively a push to liquidate the war enterprise and start a new kind of peace partnership. But many other local and foreign parties have managed to build large swamps of interest around the Libyan war. Since Covid 19 came on top of the actual crisis, thousands of people lost their homes.
'Tripoli Tears' is dedicated to the victims of the ongoing war in Libya and to the civilian people actually holding out in this devastating situation.
All payments of this release will go to 'Medicins Sans Frontiers', who's help is very important for the bad situation in Tripoli and the whole country.
released October 10, 2020
Persona is :
Ulrich Huebner – Saxophones
Paul Brauner – Bass
Philippos Thönes – Drums, Perc
Niklas Kraft – Rhodes, Modular Synthesis
Live Recording by Stephan Herold
Additional Voices by Rafa Cunha & Michael Petri
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Niklas Kraft
Coverart by Ella Ponizovsky Begelson
Tape Production by Etkin Cekin